Marina Tamayo – Flamenco Training
- La Tati,
- Antonio Reyes,
- Manuel Reyes,
- Belén Maya,
- Rafaela Carrsaco,
- Cristobal Reyes,
- Merche Esmeralda,
- La China,
- Eli Truco,
- Belén Fernandez,
- Maria Magdelena,
- Luis de Luis y
- Esther Marin Garcia.
Marina studied mostly in Jerez de la Frontera and Granada from 1984 – 2010, most recently with Pepa Molina in 2010 and Luis de Luis y Ester Marin de Granada, SPAIN.
Marina also recently studied full time at The Institute of Flamenco El Amor de Dios, Casa Patas and El Comborio studio, Madrid 2003 – 2006.
“I embrace all of my past, current, future teachers and students daily thanking them for what they inspire me to achieve …” Marina Tamayo
Adelaide, AUSTRALIA; Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA; Granada, Madrid, Jerez, SPAIN.
Marina studied and has performed Flamenco for over 30 years . Marina started her dance training as a Classical Ballet & Modern Dance student in 1974 RAD with Jacqueline Johnson, Kenneth Norman, and Garry Carse.
Continuing her dance studies Marina embarked on Jazz Dance & Classical Spanish and Folkloric Dance training with Ballet teacher Jacqueline Thompson in 1980. Studying, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Italian, Greek, Hawaiian, Maori and Filipino dancing Marina remained under the teachings and direction of Thompson until the mid 80’s when she began dancing Spanish dance professionally, Performing in weekly Cabaret and Tablao shows in South Australia and Queensland.
Marina left Australia in 1984 to return to her family home and study Flamenco in Granada with the late Paco Torres whom soon after starting his class enthusiastically invited her to join his dance company resident at Jardines Neptuno Granada in 1984. At this time she met with guitarist Manuel Cano and was further inspired to study classical Spanish.
Upon returning to Australia to complete her High School Education Marina was performing at Tablao ‘ZORROS’ when international artist Antonio Vargas invited her to train and perform with him in 1985. They became sensational dance partners on the Australian Stages for several years.
After two decades of performance work, In 2001, Marina returned to the training studios of Spain was accepted to study full time 2 years under La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, studying under, Antonio Reyes, Rafaela Carrsaco, Belen Maya, Manuel Reyes, La China and La Truco. at the prestigious Amor De Dios, Centro de Arte Flamenco y Danza Española Medalla de Plata al Mérito en Las Bellas Artes Federación de Entitades del Flamenco de la C.A. de Madrid in Flamenco Dance. Marinas final formal dance studies was certified & approved by the General Consulate of Spain, Spanish Embassy.
Marina furthered her studies in Buenos Aires with full time Classical Spanish with Argentina’s acclaimed classical Spanish Dance artist Graciela Rios Saiz & Omar Urraspuro of Buenos Aires which resulted in an invitation to remain and continue training/dancing with her company.
Marina has attended classes in Australia with teachers Diana Reyes, Ana Otero, Antonio Vargas and continues to study with many great artists in Spain and with visiting artists regularly with some of the most influential teachers of Flamenco today including under Monolete, La Tati, Antonio Reyes, Manuel Reyes, Belén Maya, Rafaela Carrsaco, Cristobal Reyes, Merche Esmeralda, La China, Eli Truco, Belén Fernandez, Maria Magdelena, Luis de Luis y Esther Marin Garcia.
Marina studied in Jerez de la Frontera and Granada with Luis de Luis y Ester Marin. She most recently attended Paloma Gomez de Ballet Nacional de Espana Workshops in SA also with Pepa Molina in Madrid and Sydney 2010. Marina currently also studies Classical ballet with Jean Law at the Warringah Performing Arts School, NSW.