Armando Neri, a native of San Bernardino, has been dancing most of his life, having started with tap lessons when he was six. As he reached his teen years he was drawn to Spanish dance and Flamenco.
His first teacher was Eduardo Cansino, father and teacher of Rita Hayworth. Later, he continued his training with Antonio Triana, and much later with Luisa Triana, daughter of Señor Triana. He then became a member of her company, performing in Las Vegas and on tour.
Mr. Neri now enjoys teaching — passing both his skills and his enthusiasm to new generations of students of this unique Spanish art form.
His favorite memory is having performed for Princess Grace of Monaco at a private function on her last visit to Hollywood.