Artistic directors Rebeca, Martín and Josie met while performing in the streets of Seville. They were drawn together by a mutual interest in learning from the others’ varied and unusual artistic backgrounds.

Rebeca comes from a flamenco and international family, with a background of circus, music and sports.

Martín is from a gypsy flamenco family steeped in tradition and has worked in electronic music production.

Josie's parents were ballet dancers, and who herself trained and worked extensively as a contemporary dancer.

The name CalleJondo comes from the Spanish words “calle” (meaning street), “callejón” (meaning alleyway) and “jondo” (meaning the purest and most serious styles of flamenco).