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The Full Story

Deya Miranda Giner (Flamenco Dancer)​​​


  • I first began to dance flamenco in 1992, at the age of 16, in Spain, (Menorca) with Paqui Ferrer. After returning from Spain, I continued learning with Diana Reyes, in Sydney.


  • Later, I decided to travel back to Spain in 1994, where I was able to live and study flamenco in Málaga with the help of my Spanish family. I studied with various master dancers, including; La Lupi, El Carrete and La Rosa de Málaga.


  • I deputed as a dancer, for the first time at the gypsy Tablao, (Soniquete) in Málaga alongside, El Carrete.

  • In year 2002, I moved to Seville to further my studies at the prestigious flamenco dance school of Cristina Herren. Here I studied master classes with Milagros Menjíbar, ( bata de cola ) Isabel Bayón, Javier Barón and Manolo Soler. Also, I Studied intensively with Juana Amaya, at her school in Seville.

  • In 2003, I worked in a dance company in Mallorca, (Spain) in five star hotel music venues.

  • In 2004, I travelled to Holland and worked with a flamenco group during a one month tour in different music venues and theatres within Holland. In the same year, I returned to Australia where I performed with flamenco guitarist, Damian Wright, in Newcastle and in the Sydney area.

  • In 2005 to 2008, I returned to Spain and worked with my teacher, Paqui Ferrer, in her flamenco group in Menorca, (Spain) where, I had the opportunity to dance in the Traviatta opera production with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Also, I performed at the Cuidadella theatre, five star hotels and at music venues within the island.

  • In 2009, I moved to Jerez, ( birth place of flamenco art and dance ) where, I worked, studied dance and lived with my partner Paco Lara, renowned flamenco guitarist.

  • In 2010, Paco and I travelled to Australia, where we worked performing at the Yarra Valley Vine Yards and within the area. Also, we performed in a venue in Newcastle. In the same year we travelled to shanghai, (China) before returning to Spain, performing at private diverse congress halls, in luxurious five hotels and at a Chinese New Year’s celebration.

  • In year 2011, we performed at the prestigious international flamenco dance festival of Jerez, in a flamenco cycle at the Jineteverde arts venue, (El Zoco). Later, in 2012, we formed the group ( La Gypsy Caravana ) and returned to Australia to perform with this unique fusion group of pure flamenco dance and song, combining the collaboration of the lead singer and guitarist from the famous Andalusian folk fusion flamenco band, (Los Delinquentes).

  • After our return from Australia, we went on a short tour in the north of Spain and performed at the prestigious flamenco festival of Jerez

  • Consequently, I decided to further my dance studies in Jerez at a master level before returning to Australia on a permanent basis in 2017. I danced with Manuela Carpio. Also, I studied and performed under the guidance of La Maestra, Mercedes Ruiz (one of Spain’s most acclaimed flamenco dancers in history).

  • Now, we have formed a group in Australia, called (Tabanko Flamenko) that consists of traditional Spanish and modern dance, song and guitar with the collaboration of Spanish/Australian flamenco artists.