Marina Tamayo (Teaching)

National College of Dance, Summer School 2023 – Flamenco with Marina Tamayo

Marina Tamayo over the last 40 years has taught, nurtured and inspired thousands of students, dancers, artists, musicians, globally. Tamayo works as a guest and resident teacher for Ballet Institutions, Flamenco Academies, Dance Companies, TAFE and Universities worldwide.

Teaching Objectives

  • To develop a platform of support for aspiring and professional artists training in both Australia and Spain through preparing individual educative training programs.
  • To offer accessible and comprehensive Flamenco education by engaging professionals and the community in informative fun filled classes, onine open forums , and workshops.
  • To ensure the art of Flamenco is practised and shared in its traditional non institutionalised form by open teaching methods, encouraging improvisation and performance in each individual. By respecting the uniqueness of each student, both student and teacher work towards finding together a common voice through this art form.
Students of Marina Tamayo train at professional performance level
Flamenco at Adelaide Fringe Festival, 4.5 stars, The Sounds of Spain by Marina Tamayo

Teaching Methodology

My education degree and forty years of teaching experience has provided me with the necessary critical strategies and tools needed for mindful and intentional explicit teaching practise. As a musician and dance artist, I understand the value of synthesizing various approaches for interpretation, understanding, and appreciation of all dance & music styles. This has prepared me for teaching the art of Flamenco from a wide variety of perspectives.

I believe that students who are exposed to many different techniques, forms, styles and approaches find Flamenco much more understandable than classes or courses that focus only on the one form…

… One of the fundamentals of a teacher is to recognize the inherently different learning approaches of students. My goal is to apply diverse methodologies in order to connect with the various students, apply differentiation to suit their learning goals, as well as to challenge them to learn how to learn in a variety of ways.

The greatest potential for teaching and learning occurs when both the teacher and the students engage openly to new and different methods, suiting each individual…

Ausdance NSW Marina Tamayo

… For me, there are no two students absorbing information in the exact same way.

An inspired artistic teacher yields inspired and well-educated artists!

National College of Dance, Marina Tamayo
National College of Dance, Marina Tamayo, Victor Zarallo, Jake Burden, Brett Morgan, Louisa Paterson, Lucy Green, Neale Whitakker, Lauren Elton, teaching staff 2023 Summer workshops.

Teaching History

Marina has taught and lectured at many Institutions locations worldwide since 1984 including the following:

  • Chatswood Public School – Creative Arts Syllabus, NESA 2023
  • The Academy of Music and Performing Arts 2023
  • National College of Dance Summer school 2023
  • Sydney Grammar School 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Classical Ballet 121, St Leonards 2017 – current.
  • Ribbleton Warmbloods Academy for MovementART 2020- current.
  • Rudolf Steiner Primary School Spanish Dance, Belrose. 2011 (term 2)
  • Warringah Performing Arts School, Brookvale. 2009 – 2011
  • BODYSHAPE Female Fitness Flamenco fitness for Fun Program. 2009 – 2011
  • Australia Catholic University. (performance)
  • Manly Warringah Council Tramshed Community Centre. 2009 -2010
  • Hobart John Colvin Stand Workshops, Tasmania. 2010 (Beginners to Intermediate levels)
  • Casa da Xoventude Asociacion Xuntanza. Galicia, Spain. 2002 -2008 (summer flamenco classes)
  • ABC Day Care Centre, Warriewood. 2008 (famenco for toddlers)
  • Pittwater Council Avalon Recreation Centre. 2004 – 2010
  • Tablao Al Andalus, Galicia. 2004 -2005 (flamenco classes adults/children)
  • El Camborio studios. Madrid, Spain. 2001-2002 (flamenco classes adults)
  • Los estudios. Santiago, Chile. (adults)
  • El Instituto de Las Bellas Artes. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (adults)
  • The Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre Studios. Newtown, NSW. 1988 (movement adults)
  • Pittwater Council. 2003-2009 (flamenco classes adults/children)
  • Manly Warringah Community College. 2004-2006 (flamenco classes adults)
  • Darlinghurst Primary School. 2000 (childrens movement classess)
  • Hairdressers & Cosmetologists Employers Association. 1991 (choreography Wolf Blass Wineries)
  • The Spanish Community Club of South Australia. 1991 (flamenco choreography)
  • Centre For the Performing Arts Studios. 1989 (SA flamenco classes)
  • The Sydney Dance Company Studios, Sydney. 1999 (flamenco)
  • The Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide. (flamenco workshop)
  • Bellingen Flamenco Festival. 2001 (flamenco workshops)
  • TAFE. SA. Tourism & Recreation. 1992 (flamenco Studies)
  • The Spanish School of Dance, NSW. 1998 (flamenco classes adults beginners)
  • World Dance Centre. El Teatro del Mundo, SA. 2004 (flamenco workshops for beginner/intermediate levels)
  • The Triana School of Flamenco Dance with Veronica Varga & Titi de Algeciras. 2003-2005 (advanced flamenco workshops)
  • Athelstone Calisthenic College. 1989-1990 (flamenco choreography for national comps)
  • The Centre For the Performing Arts CPA. 1994 (flamenco classes)
  • Carclew Youth Arts Centre. 1996 (flamenco)
  • Mt Barker Primary School. 1997 (flamenco & movement classes)
  • Australian Dance Theatre. 1985 (SA flamenco masterclass)
  • Norwood Ballet Centre, SA. 1983-1986 (Jazz/movement classes)
  • Kerry Obriens Fitness centre. 1984-1989 (dance Instructor)
Marina Tamayo Spanish for Ballerinas
Marina Tamayo Spanish for Ballerinas


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