Eva Yerbabuena (born Eva María Garrido) was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1970, but fifteen days after her birth went back to live in her parents hometown in Granada, Spain. At age 12 she began her dance career by taking flamenco classes. Later she went on to study dramatic arts with Juan Furest and Jesús Domínguez. Afterwards she travelled to Cuba to learn choreography from Johannes García. She was given the name "Yerbabuena" by a friend, Francisco Manuel Díaz, after a flamenco singer named Fransquito Yerbabuena.
Considered to be a prominent Flamenco dancer of our time, many prestigious awards have honored her work, including Premio Nacional de Danza in 2001 (National Dance Award in Spain.) Among dancers, Eva Yerbabuena has collaborated with Manolete, Merche Esmeralda, Javier Latorre, Joaquín Cortés, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Pina Bausch.
Eva Yerbabuena Ballet Flamenco was established in 1998 including guitarist and husband Paco Jarana as musical director. Currently Eva Yerbabuena has produced five shows with her company and tours internationally.