René Heredia is a leading figure in the development of Flamenco Guitar and Dance in the United States. He has contributed as a performer, teacher, choreographer, educator, mentor, composer and recording artist. His performances, master classes and workshops for the last forty years have won René the Governor's and Mayor's Awards for excellence in the Arts for performance and education, and he has seeded the Rocky Mountain Area with many flamenco guitar and dance students.
René just recently received from the Carson Brierly Dance Library the Award as "Living Legend of Dance in Colorado" and was nominated two times for the Life Time Achievement Award from the Colorado Dance Alliance. He has won the Grand Prix de Disc from France. René has just received two new awards. He was awarded from the Denver Musicians Association, "The Distinguished Award Recipient for 40 plus years of membership and pioneering work in the music industry. René was also awarded "The Latin Chicano Music Hall of Fame" for his music in the Latin Community. He has done command performances for President Gerald Ford, President Jimmy Carter, and Princess Noor of Jordan, Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer of Monaco and Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia. His performances and television shows with such noted artists as Art Link letter, Steve Allen, and Ed Sullivan, Ann Southern, Peter Nero, Hal Linden, Eddie Fisher, George Gobble and Bill Cosby have brought René to the forefront as one of the leading Flamenco Artists in the U.S.A. today! As of June 2013 René was listed in the "Who's-Who" as one of the outstanding Artist in the USA today! René is known as "The Godfather of Flamenco"