An Australian Spanish Dance Artist Agency
Spanish and Flamenco Dance
Established since 1998.
Tamayo brings to Flamenco Australia a professional 5 star reputation. With an impressive long term A-list clientele database, FA works alongside amongst the best in dance, film, television, video, theatre, fashion runway, promotional and marketing campaigns, award winning hospitality venues, and event planners.
Tamayo brings Spanish Dance Theatre excitement to your event or project.
Tamayo’s services include commercial, artistic explorative, contemporary and traditional formats.
Marina Tamayo invited guest for INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2021 – DIA INTERNACIONAL DE LA DANZA 2021 by Maria Pages, Spain. El Centro Coreográfico María Pages de Fuenlabrada, por segundo año consecutivo ha creado un vídeo para conmemorar el Dia Internacional de la Danza.
Marina Tamayo is a Sydney based artist. As a standing committee member on AUSDANCE NSW Board, a registered teacher with the New South Wales Education Department, Project Manager and qualified Production Engineer, Tamayo is an active and skilled member of the NSW dance community.
As a dance teacher, Marina has a masters knowledge for Spanish cultural choreography and authenticity consultation services. In practise, Tamayo draws on various strategies of teaching including scaffolding and differentiation, for inclusive teaching. Tamayo offers teaching services to performing arts schools, academies world wide teaching workshops in Spain, Asia, South America, London, Tasmania and New Zealand.
As choreographer, Marina Tamayo has dedicated over 30 years, producing dance works for theatre, cabaret, TV, video and film. In 1982, as a former ballet/Spanish dance student, Tamayo created works for Eisteddfod and regional ballet schools. In addition. Also, Tamayo has worked on Channel 10, 9, 7, ABC, Disney kids, SKY and SBS for various works/appearances.
In Australia, Tamayo became a known performer, choreographer for Spanish adn Flamenco Dance branching into fashion, and contemporary dance festivals, commercial, RSL shows, independent television, video pop, film, five star clients, and celebrity events.
In 1998, Tamayo founded Flamenco Australia. The purpose was to create opportunities for artists and audiences in making Spanish arts accessible and relevant, in the Australian community. As a self funded venture, Tamayo took to rural and past the black stump locations, offering communities workshops, and shows. One may say the work was a pioneering venture for the Spanish Arts. The demand for her services grew exponentially, and over a period of fifteen years her work covered interstate, and internationally. Artists direct from Spain were sponsored to assist in delivering workshops and performances.
After twenty eight years in Sydney, Tamayo engaged and expanded audience engagement in national markets. This was achieved by creating new audiences, either as participants or observers through education, or delivered in classes and performances.
In 2018, Tamayo was formally recognised by the Australian Arts Council for her contributions to the Australian Arts industry as a nominee, in the The Australian Dance Awards 2018, for her ‘Service to Dance’.
In 2019, Tamayo was nominated by the Australia Dance Council, for her choreographic Spanish contemporary work EMERALD. The nomination was for the category ‘Outstanding Achievement in Choreography’.
Some of the most recent contributions, 2021/2022:
Tamayo is passionate about creating holistic curriculum. Her teaching philosophy holds the firm belief that it is critical for contemporary Australian society to provide accessible and equitable opportunities to immerse, broaden and develop an appreciation of cultural dance, customs and practise.
In 2021, Tamayo worked with Classical Ballet 121, fulltime classical ballet academy, with Gilly Reevie. She was asked to write and prepare the exam curriculum for the Spanish and Flamenco dance studies in the Australian Teachers of Dancing full time Certificate 4 and Advanced Diploma in Elite Performance course, 2021.
Currently, Tamayo has been working with former Artistic Director of The American Ballet and current AD for Los Angeles Dance Project Benjamin Millepead. Benjamin Millepied is a choreographer, filmmaker, and former principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Mr. Millepied is a past recipient of the prestigious “Bourse Lavoisier” scholarship from the French government, a winner of the Prix de Lausanne, a recipient of SAB’s Mae. L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise, and a United States Artists Wynn Fellow in Dance. In 2010 he was awarded the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Millepied recently finished production on his directorial feature debut, “Carmen. The film will be released worldwide in 2022 by Sony Pictures Classics.
Mr Millepied casted Tamayo as the mother of Carmen, as a Spanish Dance choreographer and performer in his latest project, feature film ‘ Carmen’.
In 2022, Tamayo will be giving weekly general open Flamenco classes at, The Sydney Choreographic Centre , Sydney. The classes are designed for professional level dancers of ballet, flamenco or contemporary dance. The Director of the centre is owned by Italian ballet dancer, choreographer and artistic director, Francesco Ventriglia.
Ventriglia was appointed Europe’s youngest Artistic Director by the Florence Opera House, Royal New Zealand Ballet until June 2017, and from January 2018, as adjunct National Ballet of Uruguay, Ballet Nacional Sodre alongside Igor Yebra. Ventriglia is also a choreographer of classical and contemporary ballet, having works performed internationally by companies such as the La Scala Ballet, Arena di Verona, Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Ballet, Grande Theatre du Geneve, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Ballet Nacional Sodre and at the Venice Biannale.
Tamayo’s further education studies include Ballet in ADAP, RAD and Cecchetti methods, Bachelor of Education, Curtin University, Classical Pianoforte Music Composition and Theory at AMEB The Conservatorium of Music, Certificate in Business Analysis, Project Management, Diploma in Audio Engineering and has Postgraduate studies in Production Sound Engineering.
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