Our Story

WeTina Benayas Flamenco Dancerlcome to Lands Far Away Imports, Inc. your online store for all things flamenco. If you are looking for something unique, you have come to the right place.

Founded by my mother Tina Benayas in 1999, Lands Far Away Imports has come a long way since it’s beginnings.

Born and raised in Toledo, Spain, my mom developed a passion for flamenco at a very young age. As a child, she watched the street dancers and became instantly enchanted. The way the dancers intertwined with the fans intrigued her. She began dancing in secret, since it was not acceptable behavior in those times. Throughout her life she danced at every opportunity.

Many years later after moving to the US, Tina became a dance instructor in St. Petersburg, FL. Sharing her love of dance with the community was her mission. Her passion for flamenco and deep rooted pride in her heritage, inspired her to begin importing Spanish fans. Over time she added a large variety of flamenco accessories and other Spanish specialty items.

Tina’s hard work and determination turned Lands Far Away Imports into to a successful online store. We now serve customers all over the world and are thrilled to be a part of sharing the beauty of Spanish arts and culture.

A detailed newspaper article published in 1980 interviewing Tina gives a better sense of who she was.Tina and LEann

Over the years we have maintained our dedication to importing the finest quality flamenco products sourced directly from Spain. Working with qualified artisans who meet our standards along with specialized customer care is our priority.

We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Leann Dixon-Benayas