Imperio, Pastora

BORN 30 Mar 1889, Sevilla, Andalucia - DIED 14 Sep 1979, Madrid
BIRTH NAME Rojas Monje, Pastora
GRAVE LOCATION Madrid: Cementerio de San Justo (Patio de San José y San Pedro, Nicho no 2)

The famous flamenco dancer Pasora Imperio was the daughter of the dancer Rosario La Mejorana and the guitar player Victor Rojas. When she was twelve years old her family moved from Sevilla to Madrid. There she took lessons at Isabel Santos' dancing school. She took her stage name when she debuted in "Salón Japonés de Madrid" in 1904. She often appeared in Madrid and Sevilla before she travelled to Paris in 1914, followed by the USA, Cuba and Mexico. For one year she was married to the torero Rafael El Gallo.

In 1928 she retired from dancing and only in 1934 she returned at the Palacio de la Música in Madrid. Between 1942 and 1954 she was the director of the La Venta La Capitana that was owned by her son. Sometimes she appeared there herself. In 1959 she ended her career. She died in 1979 in Madrid, aged 90.


The grave of Pastora Imperio at the Cementerio de San Justo, Madrid.
Picture by Androom (07 May 2012)


Pastora Imperio - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Biografie van Pastora Imperio

Ingelow, Jean

Published: 01 Jun 2018
Last update: 10 Mar 2022