Monica Cruz: "I just wanted to dance"

It’s night on the radio and today the dancer and actress comes to talk to Mara Monica Cruz (Alcobendas, Madrid, 1977). What his gaze, absolutely penetrating and restless, does not imagine when he is entering the central studios of Cadena SER is that he will end up dancing to Luis Miguel, getting excited with Camilo Sesto and that the tune of the mythical series of the eighties, ‘Fame’, that made her dream of being a dancer will sound. Decides to wear ‘Sorceress’ for the first minutes of this interview that are always at sea, when the sound of the waves rocks the two voices that talk in the early morning of Cadena SER.

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It happens in his story of the “wonder of innocence when you are little and you spend the summer at sea” to the last time you saw him, before the pandemic, in the Manga del Mar Menor. That place is not by chance, his father lived there, and there he died too. His memory is continually hovering over this conversation, from this beginning to the end when, closing the interview, he decides to reach the lighthouse holding his daughter’s hand and looking at the sky. “where is the yayo”. This is an emotional journey through all points of Mónica Cruz’s life, also for that.

His dedication, also his passion, for dancing It begins when at the age of eight he began to go to the dance academy. From that moment until now, when she has started taking her daughter to those same classes, the dance has always accompanied her, in each step of his life, as in each step of a choreography. “Dance has something that when it hooks you, you only think about that,” he explains. Throughout his adolescence, morning and afternoon master classes to take all the technique possible made him finish, at just 18 years old, dancing in the Joaquín Cortés Company. “What makes a dancer is to step on the stage every day, I invested all my hours. From there they took me to dance with him and they were seven incredible years, very crazy”, Add.

Since that girl who saw ‘Fame’ and dreamed of dancing to his role in ‘Upa Dance’ years completely dedicated to dance, from which she confesses that everything comes to her. That experience put her in the spotlight forever. It also became an icon for many young women who also wanted to dedicate themselves to that art. He remembers in this conversation the doors that television opened for him and all the good that it still gives him twenty years later.

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