Fredy Garcia Batista, better known as FredyClan, studied at the ‘Escuela Nacional de Arte’ (ENA) and at the ‘Instituto Superior de Arte’ (ISA) in Cuba and graduated each as best of the year.
Since then he has been working as a dancer and choreographer for various productions in theatre, television, film and music in Cuba and in many other countries all over the world.
Many well-known names of Cuban and international artist highlight the path of his career. Compay Segundo, Oscar de León and La India to name just some of them.
In the beginning of the millennium ‘Carlos Manuel y su Clan’ have been number one of the Cuban groups for around five years. In those years Fredy performed for them as choreographer and dancer and whole Cuba was dancing the choreographies from ‘Carlos Manuel y su Clan’.
Carlos and Fredy became close friends and at this time Fredy created his stage name ‘FredyClan’.
Amongst others Fredy also worked with La Charanga Habanera and Bamboleo. Performing as dancer as well as organizing the shows as choreographer he participated in many of their national and international concerts.
With Alexander Abreu, the bandleader of ‘Havana d’Primera’, Fredy studied arts in Cuba. Since then they are like brothers and so they always enjoy working together as they recently did on tour with ‘The Bar at Buena Vista’.
Besides this Fredy also has a successful career as a teacher.
Private lessons, workshops, courses, festivals or congresses, one student or 100, absolute beginners or professionals – he does not want to decide what he likes more. Each type of lesson is a different kind of challenge and requires its own special methodology of teaching. To see the students having fun and to observe their progress, fills him with pride and gives his work meaning.
- Afro-Cuban Folklore
- Contemporary Dance
- Cuban Popular Dances
- Escuela Vocacional, Cuba
- Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA), Cuba
- Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), Cuba
- Graduated each as best of the year
- Carlos Manuel y su Clan (at this time he created his stage name ‘FredyClan’)
- Carlos Vives
- Compay Segundo
- David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera
- El Rey del Vallenato
- La India
- Oscar de León
- Havana Rumba
- Kings of Salsa
- Lady Salsa
- The Bar at Buena Vista