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WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO

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

NIF’s New Facility is Open - Sign Up for Classes Today!


All new classes have started at the Conservatory.  Remember that new students can get 30 days of class for $30 - to register with NIF or check for new class schedules, call 505-242-7600, or visit our MindBody website to sign in and register!


In January 2015, the National Institute of Flamenco celebrated the grand opening of our 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.

What a Year: A Recap of Events at NIF in 2014

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.

Upcoming Performances


SPIN - The UNM Faculty Dance Concert at Rodey Theater

February 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30pm and

February 22 & March 1 at 2:00pm

Vibrant and visionary flamenco and contemporary dance are featured in new works from international guest artists and resident faculty in the annual faculty dance concert.  Marisol Encinias is the rehearsal director for works by three internationally known flamenco artists: Cantiñas by Concha Jareño, Fandangos by Sonia Olla, and La Caña, a suite of choreography by Nino de los Reyes.


Donna Jewell choreographs a new work, Signs, set to Ethiopian Jazz from the ‘70s.  Shifting Voices, created on the UNM dancers in collaboration with musician Carl Landa, os by Visiting Professor Erika Pujic.  Other contemporary works include Whiplash, a dynamic new work by Vladimir Conde Reche, and a historic restaging of Donalt McKayle’s Rainbow Etude, by Mary Anne Santos Newhall.


Tickets available at all UNM Ticket offices: www.unmtickets.com or 505-925-5858


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Yjastros Tablao at El Farol, Santa Fe, NM - Every Saturday

Join the most talented flamenco artists in New Mexico for a long-standing tradition of live flamenco dance while you enjoy wine and tapas at the famous   El Farol Restaurant on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Make your reservations for dinner at 6:30pm with a live show starting at 8:00.  Tickets are $25, make your reservations by visiting www.elfarolsf.com or calling El Farol at 505-983-9912.



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National Institute of Flamenco Open House

Friday, February 27th 5:00-7:00pm

Please join us for our official open house to celebrate the revival of our beloved National Institute of Flamenco at our new home, 1620 Central Ave., SE, Albuquerque, NM  87106, one block West of University on the SW corner of Central and Pine.  Come see the new building including 3,800 sq. ft. of dance studios, new artwork from Bill Jemison, and our administrative offices.  The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting.



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Save the date:  NIF Spring Show - Flamenco Cuatro

Friday, March 27th - South Broadway Cultural Center, Time TBD

Join us for our annual Spring Season and see four performance companies come alive on the SBCC stage.  Alma Flamenca, the UNM Flamenco Ensemble, Teeños Flamencos and Niños Flamencos will perform their newest works.


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