Victoria Duende was born in Sevilla in the neighborhood of the Macarena. She began to study dance at the age of 3 under the instruction of Matilde Coral, “El Mimbre” and others. She debuted professionally at 15 years old and at 17 became part of Mario Maya’s company. Until she was 19, she worked in important Sevilla tablaos, when she moved to Madrid and began to dance in tablaos there.
She has danced as a soloist with the companies of Carmen Cortés, Güito, Canales, Rafael Aguilar. At the age of only 20, she danced in the Gala of the Stars of Dance in the Palace Royal Garden for the King and Queen of Spain, along with Güito, and Merche Esmeralda. She danced the principal role in Los flamencos somos asi traveling all over the world with the best dancers.
In 1992, she joined the Blanca del Rey Company performing Flamenco Passion and Rebirth. She participated in the University Complutense of Madrid and Isabel of Spain Residence Hall’s 50 Years of Flamenco History along with Meneses, Manolete, and Pilar López.
She has participated on numerous occasions in television programs, among which was the series Miguel Hernández, the Poet. She was also in the cast for two movies Camarón of the Island and Lola Flores.
On July 18, 2001, Duende was presented to the press accompanied by María Jiménez and Marian Conde. Currently, she is working as a flamenco teacher and has her own flamenco group.
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