NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO
Founded by the Encinias family in 1987, the National Institute of Flamenco is a non-profit organization dedicated to flamenco education and performance. Each year, the Institute serves over 1,000 students through educational initiatives and reaches an audience of 100,000 through performance outreach.
Master instructors and performers visit Albuquerque each year through Festival Flamenco and the University of New Mexico Artist-in-Residence Program, students ages 3-80 study year-round at the Conservatory of Flamenco Arts, while professional artists perform and train with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company. Through its collaborations with the University of New Mexico and Tierra Adentro Charter School, the National Institute of Flamenco has truly created the most vibrant center for flamenco found anywhere outside of Spain.
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