René Heredia is a leading figure in the development of flamenco guitar and dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and workshops for the last forty years have won René the Governor’s and Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts for performance and education. René has seeded the Rocky Mountain Area with many flamenco guitar and dance students.
René just recently received from the Carson Brierly Dance Library the Award as “Living Legend of Dance in Colorado” and was nominated two times for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance. He has won the Grand Prix de Disc from France. René has just received two new awards. The Denver Musicians Association gave him their “Distinguished Award” for “forty plus years of membership and pioneering work in the music industry.” René was also inducted into the Denver Latin Music Festival Hall of Fame for his work in the Latin community.
He has done command performances for President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Princess Noor of Jordan, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco, and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia.
His performances and shows with such noted dance artist as Carmen Amaya, José Greco, Mario Maya, El Guito, Farruco, Maria Benitez, Teo Morca, Tony “El Pelao” Los Heredia’s, Luisa Triana, Miguel Bernal. Famous singers as Fosforito, Jarrito, Chocolate, Chano Lobato, Juanito Varea, Rafael Ortega, Antoñita Moreno, Chinin de Triana, Simón Serrano, Pelete. Famous guitarist as Sabicas, Paco de Lucia, Juan Habichuela, Mario Escudero, Juan Serrano, Antonio Agüero. Television shows with Art Linkletter, Steve Allen, and Ed Sullivan, Ann Southern, Peter Nero, Hal Linden, Eddie Fisher, George Gobel, and Bill Cosby have brought René to the fore front as one of the leading Flamenco Artists in the U.S.A. today. René was listed in the 2013–2014 edition of “Who’s Who” as one of the outstanding artists in the USA today. René is known as “The Godfather of Flamenco” and “The Man Who Brought Flamenco to Colorado” because he originated flamenco in Colorado with his arrival in 1967.I've been teaching for more than 40 years. Studied in Paris France Classical Guitar 3 1/2 years. Teaching Flamenco Guitar 40 years. I've taught in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe New Mex, Albuquerque, Paris France, Madrid Spain. Denver CoAwards: Mayors and Governors Awards of Colorado, Musicians Assco. Award. Latin Hall of Fame Award. Living Legend of Dance Award. GRand Prix Award of France.