The only Japanese Gypsy mixed race Flamenco dancer in Japan.
Not only he has worked with wonderful artists but also worked in the media like TV,Events and Stage.
He is now choreographer and teaching in his flamenco academy studio 「Antonio Kobayashi Tokyo Flamenco Academy」in Japan,Tokyo.
Born into a inherit gypsy family blood in 1988 Spain, Madrid.
His interest towards flamenco started by growing up with his father, JuanJosé Hernández Romero, a flamenco singer who has worked at the Spain National Ballet company.
And his mother Hiroko Kobayashi, a flamenco dance teacher who has her own academy studio in Japan, Tokyo.
He started to study flamenco dance by the age of seventeen.
By the age of 20, he performed on stage and a few more events while continuing his studies of flamenco dance.
Later on in 2009, he began teaching flamenco at 「Flamenco studio Carmela」.
In 2012, he’s been interviewed in the Japanese media such as 「All about」「Keiko and Manabu」and 「Shittoko!」-TBS(Japanese TV program).
He got an offer from a 「Masami Okada」who is the President of the Japan Flamenco Association(ANIF) to performed in her show
「Masami Okada 50th Anniversary Spanish Dance Flamenco」in 2013.
Also, he collaborated with a painter Yoko Tsukiyama(National Association Associate Member) at her exhibition,with Canzone,Fado.
2014, he produced and performed his own Flamenco show three times a year.
In May 2015, he formed with other artist a group named
「Group of Flamenco ESTILO PROPIO」and performed few shows on stage and theaters.
In July, he performed as a Lead at the concert 「T&N」,along with other artist form another genre, such as Opera at the Nihonbashi-Mistukoshi Theater.
In September, he did a show at the one of the most famous restaurant in Tokyo 「Ogasawara Hakushakutei」- 8 years consecutive awarded by Michelin.
In December, show at the 「The Place of Tokyo」.
In 2016, he lead a group「Group of Flamenco ESTILO PROPIO」,and produced, performed twice a year at Ginza Tokyo.
Also, in the same year he was interviewed by the famous comedian in Japan Nezzuchi, and his studio appeared on TV along with his interview.
In June 2017, performed in Gunma at 「El Viento」- Spanish restaurant special project「Otokomasturi」
In July, as a special guest he participate at the 「Flamenco Sitio Summer Festival 2017」supported by the Japan Flamenco Association(ANIF).
In September, his article about his studio was on the flamenco community paper magazine 「Farruca」.
In October, his first recital of his studio 「Antonio Kobayashi Flamenco Tokyo Academy」was performed by his students with his choreography.
At Okutama, he performed at the 「Yamano furusatomura Tokyo Internacional cultural exchange」.
In March 2019, he got an offer from a world famous conductor and music director,「Seiji Ozawa」to participate as a dancer to his Opera project,
「Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project XVII Bizet : Opera "CARMEN" ROHM CLASSIC SPECIAL」
Also 「Sara Elde」 who is a Choreographer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, invited leading artists from around the world for that project.
It was performed at Kyoto Rohm theater, Yokosuka art theater, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan(Ueno) Hall.
In July, he performed with his Flamenco group at the Spanish most famous hotels brand, 「MELIÃ HOTELS INTERNACIONAL」 in Japan.
He did the choreography of his group for the show.
In October, he did a recital named, 「ANTONIO KOBAYASHI -Presents-
FLAMENCO LIVE Pedacitos de AMOR 」which was a huge success and being sold out!
In November he participated to Kanagawa Music Festival named 「The night in Spain, Andalucia - the wind of Andalucia」.
In January 2020, he collaborated with the TV program named 「Sekai Fushigi Hakken」to choreography some Flamenco dance scene for the actor who had to dance for the TV show.
In January 14th, he was invited to a Spanish Dining Rico 5th anniversary event and performed there as well.
In October, his Flamenco Academy was selected on the magazine 「mybest」 as the most popular Flamenco Academy in the city Top 10.
One of the most big event at the Yoyogi Park in Tokyo every year is “Fiesta de España”.
Antonio participated along with other artists and danced at the main stage at the 「Fiesta de España 2020」in November.
In May 2021, he directed and choreographed a Flamenco Live named 「Esperanza - HOPE- 」at the Nishi Nippori Alhambra with a huge success.
He is now the owner of 「Antonio Kobayashi Flamenco Academy」and continues his show in many places such as, stage, events and media.