Iker Karrera (choreography)
Collaboration with LACDC | Premiering Nov 2022 (Commissioned by Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain)
Iker began to develop as a dancer at a very young age attending jazz and hip hop classes in his homeland, Hondarribia. Since then, his evolution as a dancer has led him to share stages with leading singers and dancers inside and outside our borders. As a choreographer, Iker founded his own dance company in 2016. His piece #7fm stands out, which has been awarded nationally and internationally and has been performed in the main European capitals and at numerous festivals such as the Battery Dance Festival in New York.
No pleasure, has been his latest production and also the most ambitious; the piece has been part of the Danza a Escena 2021 circuit and has been performed in theaters throughout the national territory.
In cinema, he has choreographed the new musical Voy a pasármelo bien directed by David Serrano, and in advertising, his choreography Haunted by Love for Vogue Spain has been awarded at the La Jolla International Film Festival in California. In 2018 he was part of the renewed television show Fama ¡a bailar!, initially as a teacher and, in the latest edition, as a director.
He has also worked with the Oscar winners AR.Rahman and Shekhar Khapur choreographing their artistic collaboration, Why? The musical, at ExpoDubai 2020.
As a teacher, Iker has taught contemporary and jazzfunk classes all over the world in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, London, Mexico, Paris, Rome, Naples, Prague and Brussels, among others. He has been invited to the María de Ávila Superior Conservatory of Dance and the Fortea Professional Dance Conservatory.
After more than 15 years of teaching experience, Iker decided to create his own school and artistic project, 180, motivated by his firm belief in the transformative power of dance and its ability to connect and inspire people. Since 2020 and together with Fernando Lázaro, he has also been in charge of the academic direction of the official studies of the Som Academy school of performing arts.
Currently, he has just received the XVIII Gipuzkoa Dance Prize for his entire career and meanwhile, Iker combines directing his own school with choreographing and directing the new pieces of his company.