Maria Elena, founder of Flamenco NZ, has from a young age dedicated her life to the Flamenco Arts.
Originally from Holland, Maria moved to New Zealand in 1983. In 1990 Maria resided, as special guest, at the Pena Flamenca in Jaen, Andalusia, Southern Spain. A Flamenco Pena is a non-commercial centre where Spanish people gather with friends, family and flamenco artists and dance, sing and play traditional Flamenco on a daily basis.
Over the last 15 years Maria has produced, directed and choreographed numerous Flamenco concerts.
Besides performing, Maria is a dedicated and experienced teacher of Flamenco dance as well as Flamenco Guitar and Spanish language. Being a musician and performer, she has a sound knowledge Flamenco rhythms. Maria teaches traditional Flamenco and when possible will use live guitar accompaniment. She has taught workshops all over New Zealand, including at the New Zealand School of Dance, Wellington.
Maximum performance time:
Guitar – 3 x 50 minute sets
Dancing – 10 minute floorshows with up to 3 dances per show.
Maximum of 3 x floorshows.
Ideal for: Spanish theme setting for corporate function, private party, wedding, festival, Spanish themed event
Thank you very much for your email, we were delighted to have Maria perform as part of our Art After Hours event here at the gallery. I will be sending another email to her to thank her again.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki
Art After Hours event
Thank you for your email.
Everything went well and performance was appreciated.
Maria Elena Dancers x 2
Both performance’s were great and my client was really happy.
Lime and Soda
Robyn, just to confirm it went very well. The ladies were punctual (which was an achievement in Auckland that day), they were independent, they performed well and engaged with the audience. So overall very happy with them.
It all went great, thank you!
Thank you for following up. Maria was excellent and we all really enjoyed her performance! A really lovely person to deal with too!
Party went well, Marie Elena very entertaining especially with the interactive flamenco.
Yes all went well. Thanks,
Director & Marketing Manager
Oporto New Zealand Ltd
All went well thank you. Say thanks to Pete for coming down earlier to check the power supply.
The party was a success and Maria was a hit with the guests! Thanks for everything, it all went very smoothly.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for your help.
Maria Elena was wonderful. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the event.
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