Ramón Oller is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Director of a Contemporary Dance company, who was born in Esparraguera, Barcelona, in 1962. He commenced his career in amateur theatre and starred on a kid's show during his childhood. He later studied dramatic arts at El institut de Teatre de Barcelona. Simultaneously, he studied Classical and Contemporary dance in Barcelona. The musical, the zarzuela, the opera, and ballet were added to his pursuits when he moved to Paris, and then London. When he transferred to New York City, a close relationship developed between Ramón Oller and Ballet Hispánico, where he took on the role of resident choreographer and professor, imparting classes and choreography workshops for more than a decade.
As the founder of Metros, a dance company in Barcelona, he has travelled across the globe, staging more than 40 productions including: Romeo and Juliet, Sangrepura, Carmen, Madam Butterfly, Bernarda Alba, Pecado Pescado, and Dalidance.
El Centro Andaluz de Danza (The Andalusian Dance Center), El Conservatorio de Grado Medio (Intemediate-Level Conservatory), and El Conservatorio de Grado Superior de Danza (Advanced-Level Dance Conservatory), were under his direction for more than 10 years.
He has been recognized with the following awards:
Dance National Award of the Spanish Ministry of Culture (1994)
Dance National Award of the Government of Cataluña (1994) (Production: Pecado Pescado)
Dance National Award of the Government of Cataluña (1996) (Choreographer)
Award of the Scenic Directors Association of Spain (1993, 1997)
Scenic Arts Award of the Government of Valencia (1996)
National Award of Paraguay (1997) (Production: Trocito de cielo)
Scenic Arts Award of the city of Barcelona (1998) (Production: Carmen)
CHIVAS Award (2009) (Production: Carmen)
AISGE Act Award (2013)
Among his work outside of Metros, Ramón Oller's creative emblem expands across companies such as: Compañía Nacional de Danza (National Dance Company), Ballet Nacional de España (National Ballet of Spain), IT Danza, Ballet Nacional de Paraguay (National Ballet of Paraguay), Lindsey Kemp Company, Ballet Hispánico de Nueva York, Nordance (Sweden), Introduce (Netherlands), Compañía Cristina Hoyos, Ballet de Andalucía, and Goodspeed Opera House (Connecticut), where he cheoreographed the Man of La Mancha's revival in 1999.
These are some of the companies he worked at, while staging zarzuelas, Musicals, and plays. Nowadays, he tours several productions, including Ni Carmen Ni Carmela, ¿en dónde está Manuela? with Maricarmen García, with whom he has collaborated for many years.
In 2015, a restaging of Carmen was presented in Puerto Rico. Later in 2016, he took the role of Dr. Coppelious and choreographed a production of Coppelia in Cleveland, Ohio. He did a restaging of his production Bury me Standing, that same year in New York City. The following year, Demain à Paris, a production of his company Metros, premieres in Manosque, France. In 2018, he directed and choreographed Dionisio, which premiered in El teatro Romano de Málaga. Afterwards, he travels to Andorra, where he directs and choreographed Qui a toué à Lady Macbeth for the Liquid Dansa company.