Elizabeth Rodriguez Tello was born in Madrid-Spain and at a very young age moved to the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela. Her dancing formation began at an early age by her mother Lola and her aunt Oro, both professional dancers and founders of the Hermanas Tello School of Spanish Dances. This is how Elizabeth embarks on her journey in the world of dance, through which she has developed profound respect and affection.
Her formal incursion in dance begins with the Bolera school, regional Spanish, flamenco, and ballet. Every year, Elizabeth and her mother visited Spain to receive classes prestigious schools in Madrid and Seville, her mother’s birthplace. In Spain she received classes from great flamenco dancers, among them, Pura Vargas, Maria, and Carmen Montiel, La China, Javier Marin, Alfonso Loza, Carmela Greco. She also received lessons in the United States from Omaira Amaya, Estrella Morena, Jose Junco, Ivan Heredia, Miguel Vargas, Nella Madarro among others.
From1980 to 1985 she began taking jazz and tap classes when she began implementing these disciplines at her mother's school. In 1988 she directed and participated in the Maracaibo Flamenca group. For 8 years, the Maracaibo Flamenca group was not only a prominent figure on Venezuela’s most renown stages and fairs but also internationally, performing in Aruba, Curacao, and St. Martin.
After more than 38 years of teaching experience, Elizabeth declares: “everything around me is full art, my walk is music, art, and flamenco”.