Marina Tamayo is a professional Flamenco Dance choreographer and teacher. She trained in Spain both with the gypsies of Sacromonte (where her family is from) and in professional Flamenco dance institutions. Tamayo has performed, taught and choreographed globally, for over 35 years. Her studies include Ballet in both RAD and Cecchetti and holds a Bachelor of Education from Curtin University. Tamayo studied Classical Pianoforte Music Composition and Theory at The Conservatorium of Music, Audio Engineering and has Postgraduate studies in Production Sound Engineering. Tamayo founded Flamenco Australia in 1998, with the purpose to reach out to the rural, national and international arts market, engaging in education, classes and performances. Tamayo created curriculum, protocol, produced and administered study and professional performance opportunities for dancers across Australia. Tamayo was a nominee in the The Australian Dance Awards 2018, for her ‘Service to Dance’, and in 2019, for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. Recently, Tamayo has been working with former Artistic Director of The American Ballet Benjamin Millepead, as choreographer and performer in his latest project, feature film ‘ Carmen’.
Josephine’s mission is to create happy and fulfilled young people, through quality theatrical programs and inclusive creative experiences. After an early career as a Choreographer and Artist, Josephine is an award winning Entrepreneur, Talent Agent, Industry Mentor and Theatrical Producer. She runs multiple arts companies including Musical Makers Club and talent agency, Next Move Studios. Josephine’s focus is on nurturing emerging talent to showcase their skills and passion. Today she remains dedicated to serving her students, members, team and community in living a life that nourishes the soul and sings to them.
Dr. Maya Gavish
Dr. Maya Gavish is currently the head of dance of the Academy of Music & Performing Arts (AMPA) where she leads the Bachelor & Associate Degree Programs. She holds a PhD from Western Sydney University and a Master degree in Dance and Education from the Jerusalem Dance and Music Academy and Hebrew University, Israel. Maya has performed international dance repertoire, created and restaged various dance works, featured in a variety of productions and worked with choreographers of the highest calibre. Since moving to Sydney in 2008, she has been lecturing and teaching dance at a number of tertiary institutions in which she was also directing the mid and end of year dance productions. Maya had been working with FORM Dance Projects as a marketing coordinator as well as artistic producer of Sharp Short Dance youth festival between 2018-2020.
Sinead Vidler is the Director and owner of Academy Ballet (an institution she has been with since she was 4 years old). Sinead holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & History), a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies and a Certificate in Training & Assessment. She has been teaching for 20 years and her main goal is to empower all students & families who walk through her doors, and to have a wider impact on the dance in the community.
Ausdance NSW is the key support & advocacy body, for the creation, presentation and practice of dance in NSW.
Ausdance NSW is part of the Ausdance National Network.
Ausdance acknowledges and respects the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work and dance and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.
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