Jesus Olmedo was born in the colourful Arganzuela quarter of Madrid in 1985. One of three children from a working class family, his precocious talent and innate love for Spanish dance led him to commence studies at the Madrid dance conservatoire when just eight years of age.
When he was ten, Jesus was selected to perform in the iconic production’ Homenaje a Madrid,' which ran for over three years. The work was choreographed by the famous Spanish dancer Marienma, a leading figure in the world of Spanish Classical dance for over 40 years, who described the young Jesus as“very intelligent, inquisitive and restless.”
His love of flamenco grew when, aged 11, he met his idol of the time, Joaquin Cortes, and at thirteen, further inspired by the music of singer El Potito, he decided to study Flamenco dance with maestro Rafael de Cordoba.