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The mission of the National Institute of Flamenco is to preserve and promote flamenco’s artistry, history, and culture by presenting the finest flamenco in the world and by educating the American family in this art form while emphasizing the positive influence of art on family and community.

What’s New at NIF

La Resurrección: 2014 Fall Membership Campaign

We’re kicking off our fall membership campaign! La Resurrección: Building Flamenco for the Future targets three specific programs- the Education Fund, the Costume Reconstruction Fund, and Facility Planning and Development.

NIF’s New Facility

In January 2015, the National Institute of Flamenco will celebrate the grand opening of its new home at 1620 Central Avenue SE. The two-story brick building provides 3,800 square feet for three flamenco dance studios, administrative offices, retail space, and options for in-house flamenco tablao performances. The Directors and leadership of the organization enthusiastically support this next step forward for the National Institute of Flamenco as the first of many milestones to come in the rebuilding of the organization’s infrastructure after the devastating fire in 2013. The new location will provide a cost-effective and secure mid-term solution, allowing the organization to continue the rigorous process of due diligence on a permanent facility.

Montezuma Ball

The Montezuma Ball is Albuquerque’s premier and most prestigious fundraising event of the season. The National Institute of Flamenco is honored to announce that we have been designated as the Secondary Beneficiary of The Montezuma Ball 2014.

NIF proudly shares the spotlight with two extraordinary organizations: 

Animal Humane New Mexico – Montezuma Ball 2014 Primary Beneficiary and

New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation – Montezuma Ball 2014 Third Beneficiary

The Montezuma Ball

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

What a Year: A Recap of Events at NIF

Princess Grace

The National Institute of Flamenco is proud to share in the success and celebration of 16-year old Elena Heiss as a “2014 Princess Grace Dance: Performance Scholarship” recipient. The 2014 Princess Grace Award will allow Heiss to continue her intensive study with the National Institute of Flamenco tuition-free for one full year.

Visiting Professor Antonio Canales

We were thrilled to welcome Antonio Canales as the first visiting professor in the 2014-15 academic year at UNM. Canales set an evening length work on Yjastros that will be debuted in 2015.

La Resurrección by Jim Vogel

The National Institute of Flamenco has partnered with Santa Fe artist Jim Vogel to promote his new work La Resurrección as part of NIF’s Costume Reconstruction Fund. Vogel generously donated 100 limited eition, signed giclee prints to be sold at $300 each to benefit our Fire Recovery Efforts.

Pedro Cordoba Workshops - January 29 & 30, 12p - 1:30p

Register with NIF, call 505-242-7600, or visit our MindBody website to sign in and register!