ABOUT TANIA TANDIAS
Tania Tandias studied flamenco, Spanish classical, and escuela bolera with two of the top flamenco dancers in the United States today, Pablo Rodarte and Eva Enciñias-Sandoval, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has also studied with Juana Amaya in Seville, Spain, Rosa Montoya in San Francisco, and numerous other Spanish artists, including La Tati, Ciro, Eva "La Yerbabuena," Javier LaTorre, Antonio Canales, and Lola and Carmela Greco.
Ms. Tandias performed with Maria Benitez's Nuevo Flamenco in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a dancer with this company she toured statewide, bringing flamenco to the public schools through lecture-demonstrations and to the general public through full-length performances. She also danced in Nuevo Flamenco's weekly performances at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Fe.
Ms. Tandias was also a dancer in the Albuquerque-based Alma Flamenca, which performed in local venues, festivals, schools, and in the internationally acclaimed Festival Flamenco Internacional that takes place in Albuquerque every summer. While still living in New Mexico, she performed in faculty concerts at the University of New Mexico and in the opera Carmen.
Tania Tandias now lives in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, where she has been introducing, through performing and teaching, the beauty and passion of flamenco and Spanish dance to fellow Wisconsinites. Besides numerous stage productions, festivals, school shows, private parties, and lecture-demonstrations, Ms. Tandias has recently choreographed and danced in pieces for Madison Opera, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Milwaukee Ballet, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra, Kanopy Dance Company and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, whose program Vivo Flamenco was aired on Wisconsin Public Television. In 2016, Ms. Tandias was honored to receive the “Performance/Choreography Award” from the Wisconsin Dance Council.