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ARGENTINE TANGO USA OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP & FESTIVAL – USA
ATUSA Official Championship & Festival is a double tango event which offers a full intense program: 32 tango workshops directed by 4 top Master Couples, 4 expert DJs, 4 milongas till 3.00am, a Special Dj Workshop, a Special Chacarera workshop, 2 Master Shows and the exclusive, unique Official USA Tango Championship with 7 competition categories! ATUSA is the Official Branch in the US of Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup.
Dimitris Bronowski – Portugal
Dimitris Bronowski is the editor and co-author of the book Tango Tips by the Maestros (Amazon’s #1 best seller in the Dance category) and the author of Tangofulness, the most translated tango book in the world. A tanguero since 2009, he sees in tango an opportunity to heal and be healed. His mission is to help tango dancers around the world experience more moments of meaning in tango and bring together the global tango family. His expertise is in marketing, online courses, and community building. His heart is in tango.
Tango Natural is one of the largest tango organizations in Europe. Focused on promoting and spreading the culture of Argentinian tango as a healthy and creative relation towards life through dance education of all generations, various projects, as well as organization of dance, cultural, and recreational events.
Tango Natural organizes the Belgrade Tango Encuentro, the Bratislava Tango Festival, the New Year’s Belgrade Tango Marathon, Belgrade tango weekends, International Tango Festivals, Tango Fiestas, and many welcoming milongas and practicas.
Pam Est Là & Danilo Maddalena – Italy
Two cultures, two careers that cross and chase each other for LOVE. The Tango teachers and couple, Pam Est Là and Danilo Maddalena are the founders of the Tango Academy “2 Corazones” in Rimini and the co-organizers of the 3 biggest championships after the Mundial of Buenos Aires: “Campionato Metropolitano”, “Campionato Italiano” and “Campionato Europeo”.
Their tango is the union of two hearts, a couple where professionalism, elegance and art are mixed, and where love triumphs and spreads through the tango they teach.
Michael ‘El Gato’ Nadtochi & Silvina Tse – USA & Russia
Michael Nadtochi’s two decades of dance experience consists of performing, competing, choreographing and educating dancers and professionals all over the world. He is the director of Argentine Tango Academy of New York & New Jersey and the founder of The Art Of Tango LLC. As an artist he believes that the most important aspect of becoming a greater dancer is the process of self-discovery.
Silvina Tse started dancing at the age of 6 training in rhythmic gymnastics, skating, swimming and later on continued with hip hop, gyrotonic, contemporary and modern dance. Her approach to Tango is based on mastering a variety of styles in order to understand the entire subject and help every single student to find a personal style. Silvina took part as a principal dancer in the shows ‘Rosso Tango’ and ‘Napoli Buenos Aires’ and was the director of the theatre show “Tango a Spillo”.
Samantha García – Portugal
Samantha, an international tango figure, choreographer and artistic director, has been principal dancer of the cast Tango Seducción since 2003.
Samantha has danced with artists such as Michael Bolton, Sarah O’Connor or Brigitte Nielsen and has participated in countless international tango meetings.
If you are planning to visit Portugal don’t miss taking a class with Samantha.
Liz & Yannick Vanhove – Belgium
Knowledge, Tradition, Connection. What a fantastic couple!
Liz and Yannick Vanhove started dancing the Tango together when they were teenagers. Since 2002 they have spent years learning and uncovering the best-kept secrets of Tango. They teach Tango worldwide with generosity, elegance, patience and a touch of humour. Their dance style expresses the incredible connection that unites them, searching for simplicity, elegance and musicality in every dance.
Roberto Herrera – Argentina, Germany
Roberto Herrera, “el maestro de los maestros”, as he is called by Tango insiders. Till today it is very difficult to find a great tango dancer/teacher who didn’t took at least one lesson with him. Roberto is known among other things for having been part of the soloist dance couple of Osvaldo Pugliese. He was also the main dancer and choreography assistant in the argentine Nacional Folklore Ballett. He danced in the famous Tango musicals ‘Tango Argentino’ (Broadway), ‘Tango Pasión’ and ‘Tanguera’. He is the creator of more then 10 Tango shows, like ‘Tango, una historia’ and ‘El Tango.
He is part of the jury of the World Tango Championship and has given more than 25.000 tango lessons.
Roberto is the director of the Herrera Tango company as well as of the 3 branches of the Herrera Tango Academy in BsAs, Milan and Munich.
SOTANGO is a social dance community inspiring connection and friendship through tango around the world. An idea born of a friendship that started on a dance floor in Los Angeles, SOTANGO is a collaborative venture between Yelizaveta Nersesova and Ardeshir Ravanshenas. We are dedicated to propagating, promoting, and sustaining all things related to the social tango lifestyle: the dance, the music, the venues, and the community. With a team of international dancers, we organize virtual and physical events such as the famous Earth Virtual Milonga (EVM), SoTango Seminar Series, and SoTango Pop-Up travelling milongas and classes. We feature and support a global community of social dancers, DJs, instructors, and tango artists.
¡Viva Social Tango!
Sebastián Acosta & Laura D’Anna – Argentina
“Be better than last year, last month, yesterday” – Our philosophy is, tango is about being the best – not just when you compete, perform or teach, but also in being the best version of yourself. When we became partners what we had in common was our love of traditional tango. We shared a passion for learning with the old milongueros (or people who studied with them) to discover how tango began. We then put something else in, our own style, own personality, but without losing the essence of what tango is for us.
Sebastian comes from a salon background (he is the 2014 world tango Champion in Tango Pista) and Laura from a stage background, so we created a product that mixes both styles. People describe our way of dancing as elegant, graceful and powerful, traditional but with modern elements at the same time. Since we dance and work together, we have taught in Mario Morales studio, Escuela Argentina de Tango and Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires and have done tours in Europe, Asia, Central America and United States. We also organize a weekly milonga in Seoul. We were judges in the preliminaries of the World Tango Championship, and in addition to the title of world champion in Tango Pista of Sebastián, together we have been finalists in our first and only participation in the World Tango Championship, stage category.
Mimi Pinzon’s creations are all about essence, soul and seduction. Viviana Laguzzi has been a tango performer during 17 years in the “Tango Pasion Company” representing Argentine Tango all over the world. Since 2001 she launched MIMI PINZON, the most recognized Tango Clothing around the World.
The collections are launched and produced in limited editions, no more than three from the same material to ensure uniqueness and underline individuality. The best fabrics and colors are carefully selected, and new models are tested during practices, milongas and even performances. Our idea of fashion combines elegance with quality, and we like to portray a sense of uniqueness and luxury in our Tango garment in all styles, be it for practice, Salon, or Stage.
Mimi Pinzon was chosen from the beginning as the official representative brand of the World Tango Championship, and is responsible for the production of apparel shows of famous figures such as Miguel Angel Zotto, Mora Godoy Company, Tango Pasion Company, Marcos Ayala Company, and well known artists such Gustavo Naveira y Gisell Ann, Alejandra Mantiñan, Gisela Galeassi and more… Today her Maison is one of the most beautiful heritage buildings in Buenos Aires, “The Palace of Lilies”.
Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani – UK
Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani, Tango Por Dos Company dancers, BBC Strictly Come Dancing Choreographers, West End dancers, coaches at TangoChamps and judges at FITTA Championships in Buenos Aires, together are internationally acclaimed Tango dancers. They have performed in over 230 cities for Tango festivals, theatres, charity events, radio & TV.
Based in London, their school, Tango Academy was born in 2003 in the heart of central London and since then has been the busiest and most popular spot for Tango in the UK, warmly welcoming over 15,000 students of all ages, backgrounds since its opening. It’s long and successful history is known throughout the world as a leading training ground for authentic Argentinian Tango in the UK. In 2018 and 2019, this prestigious school was nominated in the category for Best International Tango School at the Premios Tango Awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Free two weeks access to the Online Tango Academy
Noelia Tomassi – Germany, Argentina
Noelia started singing at the age of 7. She explored Musical Theatre, Pop, Soul and Blues and enjoys these styles up to the present day. At 18 she moved to Europe, where she studied music theory and started singing Jazz professionally, based in Spain, France and Germany. Upon rediscovering Tango, Noelia reconnected with her roots as a native of Buenos Aires. With a clear and rich voice, capable of expressing fine sentiment and passion as well as impeccable articulation, modulation and timing, Noelia inspires and moves her audience wherever she performs. Since 2017 she regularly gives live performances in the major milongas and tango festivals of Berlin, collaborating closely with excellent tango pianists as well as tango orchestras, and does studio recordings.
Please contact her for bookings.
Sergey and Anna Sokhnenko – Russia
We are Sergey and Anna Sokhnenko, a married couple of dancers and tango teachers. Since 2015, we are the organizers of the “Russian Tango Congress”. We also organize the “Russian Tango Weekend” in different cities of Russia, the “Mucho mas orchestral tango festival” and the “Karambar” tango marathon in Kaliningrad. While our website is under reconstruction, we invite everyone to join our group: The Russian Tango Club, where more than 4,000 tango dancers already receive interesting information from us and see our activities. We unite tango lovers from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad, and from the Black Sea to the Baltic Sea.
We have worked and performed in Tokyo and Seoul, Riga and Tbilisi, almost in all major and not very large cities of Russia. We are always happy to share our experience gained from such maestros as: Graciela Gonzales, Sebastian Misse and Andrea Reyero, Los Tottis, Carlos and Maria Rivarola, Raul Bravo, Nito and Elba, Los Alonso and many others. We strive to help the development of tango in Russia and at the same time not lose touch with the roots and the essence of tango.
JS Viard – Canada
Jean-Sebastien turned to Tango after many years of Salsa, Ballroom and Latin dances. He quickly grew into a strongly committed and musical social dancer. He teaches in Montreal and and Ottawa, and DJs there or abroad on a regular basis. Off the dancefloor, JS also writes novels and manages Tangomotivation, a small brand of tango learning tools.
Ilona Niknia Glinarsky – USA
A dancer of 25 years, teacher and life coach, a passionate Tango advocate and event organizer living in Los Angeles, I am committed to promoting Argentine Tango everywhere I go and in everything I do. I see Tango as a conduit for healing and personal growth, a way to build a diverse and inclusive global community and make the world a slightly better place.
As a producer of the LA Summer Tango Marathon, Milonga LAX and The Tango Experience, I make sure everyone at my events feels at home and has an amazing time.
Among some of my favorite projects are a yearly pop-up Tango Flashmob around iconic LA and a Beach Milonga in Manhattan Beach.
Zana Fong – USA
Hello, I am Zana (Schana), born in Bosnia, raised in Germany and living now in sunny Los Angeles, California. As a long time Salsa dancer I was surprised that Tango got me hooked so quickly in 2013! It changed my life forever and took over by keeping me dancing at least 5 nights a week. I co hosted for 3 years before starting my Monthly ”Milonga Tango Café” in Los Angeles at the beautiful & big venue ”Brazil Brazil Cultural Center”. My love for creating unique designs inspired me to start creating beautiful and one of a kind, practical & unique Dance Shoe Bags and Elegant, fashionable & Sexy women dance attire. Since I am a very active social dancer & social butterfly I like to bring people together by introducing them if they are new to the dance or visiting LA. Always welcoming friendly guests to my table at Milongas to help them feel welcome.
Lindsey Zan & Ricardo Correa – USA
Lindsey Zan and Ricardo Correa are a young and exciting partnership that formed in 2018. Together they have over two decades of experience dancing Argentine tango and they love dancing both Salon and Stage tango. They are known for their fun, supportive, and technique-oriented teaching style, with a focus on improvisation, musicality, and partner connection. Their classes build confident dancers that dance comfortably while finding the freedom to express themselves artistically. They have taught and performed in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Taipei and Taichung (Taiwan), Los Angeles and San Diego (CA), Seattle (WA), New Orleans (LA), Austin, Dallas, and Houston (TX), and Tucson (AZ).
You Tango by Karin Lüders – Germany
YOU TANGO – Info blog for Tango Argentino. Our blog focuses on topics of general interest such as tango history, music, learning to dance or tango fashion, as well as current events such as festivals or concerts. For example, you can find articles about the Lady’s Tango Festival by Johana Copes, the farewell of the Sexteto Milonguero, tango movies from all over the world or the similarities between Viennese balls and tango events in Buenos Aires… Guest authors who have an interesting topic are welcome!
Anabella Belmonte – Germany
Anabella comes from Buenos Aires and learned the tango from the Milongueros in the City of Tango. She studied Argentinean dances and is now a certified Tango trainer.
Together with Armin, who danced internationally as a ballroom dancer in the top performance class before taking up Tango, they both give private tango lessons on an exclusive and individual basis – always with both at the same time, great for coouples and for single students.
On Sundays Anabella invites to their La Milonga de los Domingos at premium locations in Munich, like the Castle Nymphenburg or the Künstlerhaus at the central Lenbachplatz. Several times a year with live Tango played by the best Tango Orquestas of Buenos AIres and the World.
Yelizaveta Nersesova – USA
I am on a mission to make social tango accessible to as many people as possible. To that end I teach, organize, and write for the purpose of clarifying, simplifying, and demystifying tango. My dream is to see the social dance lifestyle in general, and tango in particular, become an everyday part of contemporary culture. I imagine social dance community centers and clubs in every neighborhood around the world! My projects:
IM Tango (Integrative Method Tango) focuses on distilling the inner workings of social tango with a special focus on improving balance, resolving chronic pain, and overcoming learning plateaus.
SoTango World (Social Tango World) is a social dance community inspiring connection and friendship through tango around the world.
Rommel Oramas – USA
Argentine Tango Instructor Growing up in Quito, Ecuador, dancing and music formed Rommel Oramas from an early age. He stared Argentine Tango in 2000 and his first significant tango experience was a festival in Las Vegas , which ignited his passion to continue dancing this form. His most influential instructors have been: “Los Totis”, Julio Balmaceda, Fernanda Ghi ,Guillermo Merlo,Maximilano Cristiani, Gabriel Anglo, Natalia Games, Andres Laza Moreno and Graciela Gonzalez. Rommel taught tango in Arizona for some years prior to relocating to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has run annual cultural Immersion Tango Tours to Buenos Aires and Mendoza. He is often invited to teach at tango festivals throughout the U.S.
In 2011, he began a journey into the World of Tango Salon competition and received 2nd place in the U.S. Argentine Tang Salon Championships in San Francisco in 2012, and 3rd place in New York City in 2013. Rommel finally moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2015 after visiting this city every year for many months at a time. He has ran a successful milongas in Buenos Aires , La Practibomba and Milonga a la Parrilla which is now in the process of relocating to a new, improved space. Rommel continues dancing and competing in different tournaments. Rommel got 1st place in the Salon Championship in Cordoba, as well as the Casilda Championship, and Salto Salon Championship. He placed 3rd in the Intermilongas Championship, and finals at the Buenos Aires Metropolitano Championship.
Paula Duarte – UK
Paula is a world-class professional dancer, teacher and choreographer of the Argentine tango. Following her studies in contemporary dance (Master’s degree in Dance Performance 2004), Paula’s passion for the Argentine tango developed consistently into a full-time career. Based in London, UK, she is regularly invited to work with national and international Tango communities with different dance partners.
El Recodo Tango App – Gregory Diaz
Identify that tango playing around you. Identify most tangos within seconds, confirm the identifications using the available audio samples, add ratings and favorites, get accurate artist names, recording dates, get lyrics, find similar recordings through the Tanda Builder, and keep a history of the tangos you identified.
Alice Pollak – Germany
TANGO IS ALL!
I have been a dancer my whole life (Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance, Contemporary, Folklore and Flamenco at the John Cranko School Stuttgart)… and then 12 years ago I fell in love with Tango Argentino… whaaaam … and since then I can not imagine a life without Tango.
I want to spread this love for tango in all possible ways… so I first became a dancer, then a DJ (milongas, marathons, festivals), then an organizer of milongas (Lindauer Hafenmilonga, Germany) and marathons (Isla del Tango Marathon, Lindau, Germany) …
ALL IS TANGO !
Abrazo … Alice
LaLucila – Tangostyle – Germany
Shoes that make you forget you’re wearing them… Sur Scarpe Tango. The finest materials from the leather district around Florence meet years of experience in the luxury shoe segment. Added to this are the latest techniques for safe and comfortable dancing.
Unique, comfortable and exclusive fashion for dancing
Luciana Mayumi – Brasil
Brazillian dancer, teacher, choreographer, and organizer of Milongas in São Paulo. She participates as Godmother of several Tango Festivals, Meetings, and Congresses in Brazil and performs Tango Online events.
Bachelor and Degree in Dance and Movement and Bachelor in Translation, French Language.
She started her study at Tango in 1994 and for 26 years she has devoted herself continuously to the study and teaching of the genre.
She received the titles: Tango de Oro, Ambassadress of Tango, and Ambassador of Tango for her efforts in promoting the culture of Tango for Brazilians.
Julie Long – USA
Julie Long is an enthusiastic member and supporter of the Detroit, MI tango community. She studies tango with the talented local professionals, and attends many of the group classes, milongas and special master classes and events.
In addition, she is the US Representative for Mimi Pinzon, premier tango showcase and competition dress brand from Buenos Aires. In 2016, she started representing Mimi Pinzon at ATUSA, the US Tango Championship and now travels annually to bring Mimi Pinzon dresses for this competition as well as other competitions, festivals, and marathons throughout the US. Her business, located in suburban Detroit, is Bedazzled Ballroom & Tango Attire.
Most recently, she was a guest of tango masters, Helena Fernandez Villagra and Claudio Villagra on “Mate con Los Villagra.”
Orlando Reyes – USA
My name is Orlando Reyes and I am a Professional Argentine tango teacher, performer and choreographer with more than two decades of experience, I am very passionate about my teaching and I love to make people happy through dance, i believe that the naturalness of movement is the foundation of Tango and this quality is specific to each individual, to me, this diversity will always keep tango interesting.
Lorena Diez – USA
Lorena Diez is an Argentinian tango dancer, DJ, and milonga organizer actively working with Miami’s tango community since 2007. Her biggest achievements has been the co-creation of avant-garde milongas: Factory Milonga, Milonga Clandestina, and Las Pebetas Milonga, as well as the promotion of tango in public spaces: Hidden Milonga and Open Air Tango #onLincoln Rd. and, in June 2020, the online tango festival and fundraiser QuaranTango.
She is also the owner and designer of the tango clothing line SurReal Designs and the costume coordinator and assistant producer of the internationally acclaimed dance company “Tango Lovers”.
Okke vanOudgaarden – Netherlands
Dutch Tango Nomad, photographer, networker, traveler, tanguero and…
Alexey Gavrilov & Aki Kudo – USA
Together as dance and life partners, Alexey and Aki won the title of Vice Champion of the USA Official Tango Championship the stage category and also had the privilege of performing at the BAM with The Tango For All Dance Company in 2017 founded by Diego Blanco and Ana Padron. In addition to their accomplishments, Alexey and Aki are founders of GAVRILOV DANCE, a dance arts program dedicated to children with special needs.
Their mission is to provide a structured dance arts program specifically for and dedicated to children with special needs. They bring years of experience within the disciplines of ballroom dance to our local communities. GAVRILOV DANCE promotes this dance program as well as socially oriented activities that unite families and give children with special needs an opportunity to express their artistic abilities while strengthening their mind and body.
Carlos and Mirella Santos David – The Netherlands
Carlos & Mirella are partners both on the dance floor as in life. European Champions of 2017 and finalists of the Mundial de Tango, they have been together for over 9 years and have been happily married for 4 years. Together they strive for perfection in their dance & their company and they are constantly pushing themselves beyond their limits. Their motto is: “As a dancer you never stop learning”! The couple is known and loved for their elegance, subtlety and musical finesse as well as their spectacular and breath taking shows. They are based in The Netherlands.
Eduardo Bozzo – UK
For Eduardo, tango is a form of expression that transcends dance and music. He believes in tango’s intrinsic freedom of emotion and expression, respecting its cherished tradition while playing with the sensuality and creativity only tango can offer. As a student, Eduardo was the first tanguero to develop Tango Therapy, running a programme in Argentina’s most forward-thinking psychiatric hospital.
Eduardo is a seasoned theatre actor, dancer and choreographer. In Buenos Aires he performed in mainstream productions such as “Gardel, El Mesias” and here in the UK he has choreographed productions at the Riverside Studios, London and Arnolfini, Bristol. As organiser, you can find your way to his Milongas across the South West of the UK. He is based in the vibrant city of Bristol and also runs tango workshops, Milongas and events across the region, in cities such as Cardiff and Bournemouth.
Fernando Robles – USA
Tango music touches your heart and soul in many different ways. When you hear the music your brain generates emotions and reactions that make your body move and dance. Dancers focus sometimes on the melody or rhythm or perhaps the lyrics or the bandoneon solo as cues to expression in the dance. My intent as a DJ is to create a stream of emotions that range from joy to passion through my music selections. I pay attention to how dancers embrace, look at each other, their posture and harmonious moves to the tango being played to find the music that keeps that energy alive. It is a wonderful experience to watch this energy play out in milongas.
I learned to appreciate tango dance and music under the late master teacher Pablo Fontana in Washington, D.C starting in 2006. He inspired me to develop an appreciation of the music and gave me my first serious collection of Argentine tango music. I am now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I DJ mostly in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico and also in major tango festivals in the US including Valentango, Burning Tango, LA Tango Summit and the San Miguel de Allende Tango Festival, Mexico.
Madreselva is a line of sexy limited edition tango shoes inspired by femininity and sophistication.
Viviana Laguzzi, launched Madreselva Shoes in 2005. Her focus on elegance, glamour and comfort, combined with her international experience as a professional dancer, led her into a quest to find the best skins, fabrics and heels on the market, and to create stable and comfortable tango footwear produced manually and in limited edition series to be unique for each of her clients.
Her goal: to create a line of tango shoes for social dancers that will fulfill the requirements of the most demanding professional dancers.
Soon, Madreselva was recognized internationally for its uniqueness, the special attention to details, and the perfect finish of its creations and chosen as the Official representative brand of the World Tango Championship
Marcelo Rosensaft – Israel
Marcelo Rosensaft was born in Uruguay and has been living in Israel since 1977 where he has been DJing since 2011. He is considered to be one of the best DJs in the area. He is not only a DJ, but also a devoted milonguero. Marcelo has played his music in festivals, marathons and encuentros as well as in regular milongas and, as he gradually got well known in the USA and Canada, more and more people attend the events because he is the DJ. Marcelo frequently visits NYC, San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles and Vancouver where he is being appointed again and again by the organizers. He played in many other cities as well – Boston, DC, Albuquerque and San Diego, among others – and the communities and organizers are always looking forward to his return.
Lately Marcelo spent four months in Buenos Aires. As expected, after several weeks in the area, he was appointed to DJ in some of the best milongas: Porteño y bailarín, Parakultural, La milonga de Lucy, Lo de Balmaceda, Barajando and Lo de Dany. Marcelo DJed in his native city Montevideo as well, playing with success in JovenTango and in El Chamuyo. His music is very traditional and well balanced, and people cannot stop dancing when he’s on the music. Though he starts with a pre-arranged playlist, he makes sure that the music matches the situation on the dance floor and the ambiance of the milonga. Being the DJ does not prevent Marcelo from dancing during the milonga while feeling the energy of the crowd.
Jason Jiang – Canada & China
Tango events organizer, local milonga organizer, tango show producer and international DJ. Organizer of Sientome Tango Weekend Shanghai, Wuhan Tango Festival, Toronto Tango Spring and Suzhou International Tango Festival. Organizer of Milonga Maleva in Toronto, Canada. Producer of Asia Premiere of Tango On Air with Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes and Orquesta Tango En Vivo in Shanghai in 2018. DJ internationally in major festival in Asia, Europe and North America. DL in local milongas in Europe, Asia, North America and Buenos Aires.
Krzysztof Ruminski – Poland
DJ and organizer from little but beautiful Torun in Poland. Founder and director of Gingerbread Milonga (Milonga Piernikowa).
Sayaka Higuchi & Joscha Engel – Austria
Sayaka & Joscha are far from any clichés. They have profoundly studied all styles and traditional approaches to Tango, contemporary dance forms, latin ballroom, musical instruments and martial arts. With a lot of experience, dedication and commitment, they bring a new understanding of movement into the world of tango – a new way for their students, immediately to enjoy and profoundly develop a deeper connection to the beauty of Argentine Tango.
Sayaka and Joschas dance and teaching, connects a healthy body development to the beauty of clear aesthetics and musical interpretation. This couple is merging the newest health oriented body education, mechanics from various moving arts and training methods with most actual insights of their own research on energy flows and the connection between two dancers and human beings. The goal is to feel good and quickly be able to enjoy improvisation, musicality and equal communication between the dancers.
The students report a strong improvement of body awareness and feeling with their partners, as well as relaxation and healthier body alignment. In the world of Argentine Tango, Sayaka and Joscha are invited to teach seminars and workshops as well as to perform their unique way of dancing Argentine Tango in communities and festivals all around the world.
European Tango Champions, Directors of the Academia del Tango in Greece, and Finalists of the World Tango Championship. For us, Tango is a metaphor for an empowered life. With our dance and teaching we aim to create a change in the way people experience and understand life, and help them experience tango’s essence: the ability to not be perfect and at the same time laugh about it, to understand deeper the person you have in front of you, and to make mistakes together, learn from them, and then keep moving and growing.
Alexey Sokolovskiy (Алексей Соколовский) – Germany
Alexey Sokolovskiy has been passionate about couple dances since 1997 he started with ballroom dances, then switched to salsa & discofox. But since 2003 his life revolves around the Tango Argentino. Besides, through tap dancing since 2005 he has been developing his body skills and musicality. Since 2009 he has been working as a professional tango teacher, performer and choreographer, giving tango workshops and courses in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine and Russia. His teaching style was also strongly influenced by the additional education in dance movement therapy.
Enrique Gianetti & Paula Barceló – Spain
In 2016 Paula Barceló (Spain) and Enrique Gianetti (Argentina) opened La Llave del Tango in Malaga, the only Argentine tango school in the capital of the Costa del Sol. There they teach regular tango classes for all levels, thematic seminars and organize a weekly milonga that is a meeting point for the local tango community and tangueros from different parts of Europe and the world, who visit Malaga attracted by the good weather and the active cultural life of the city. Since 2018 they organize the Málaga Tango Weekend, an annual event of seminars and milongas with Argentinian guest maestros. They are passionate about the double role and improvisation in tango.
Bela Barabas & Kata Hudry – Hungary
Bela and Kata are dancers and performers from Hungary – directors of KITango Budapest, organizers of local milongas and various other events. Coming along from different pathways, Bela from sports and Kata from the world of ballroom and show dance, they have been teaching tango for over 10 years.
Together, they are dedicated believers in the underlying power of improvisation, connected to the ‘right here, right now’ perception of life as the deep essence of Tango turned into Flow. Musical interpretation, contact-communication and the pulse of energy are the backbone of their tango. With academical background in philosophy and a deep interest in eastern traditions, they have developed their own and unique teaching method that is also used as dance therapy.
Paula Emerick & Juliano Andrade – Brasil
Together for almost eleven years, Juliano Andrade and Paula Emerick are champions of the Buenos Aires Championship, Brazilian Champions and finalists of the World Tango Championship.
Among works developed by the couple, deserve to be highlighted several performances in prestigious milongas in Buenos Aires; classes and shows in Belgium, Colombia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands; direction of Fuerza Tanguera Company; dancing for El Cxuce Company since 2018; invitations as artists and teachers to several festivals, as well as classes and performances all around Brazil.
While teaching or performing, they seek to transmit the magic of the connection of the tango embrace, the mutiple possibilities of interpreting music, respect for tradition, the importance of technique and the uniqueness that makes each dancer and couple one of a kind.
Jazmine Dake – USA
Jazmine has passionately loved tango for 10 years. At first she was most interested in traditional DJing and traveling, though over time her dreams transformed towards the strange intersections tango can provide. She organized the queer milonga “Que Linde” in Portland, Oregon to provide a fun and safe space for people to dance who maybe don’t fit into the heteronormative framework of tango. As an astrologer, Jazmine’s current project is to embody the movement of the planets through dance.
She dreams of a tango future that is playful, respectful, magical, & liberating. She looks forward to more exploration, collaboration, performance, & play!
Ginette Montenegro – Spain
Ginette Montenegro, from Mar del Plata – Argentina, began to dance Tango with her father at an early age. She built her personal, cadence and musical dance in the milongas, performing both roles, developing alongside great teachers, milongueros and artists from complementary disciplines.
She understands Tango from its popular, organic and intuitive roots; as an evolutionary social phenomenon. Visceral music and dance that connects us with the game of expression.
In Mar del Plata she founded the Milonga del Argentino, works as a Tdj and dances in theaters of the city. Also she founded her personal tango brand: Tanguismos.
Based in Valencia – Spain -, the tango expansion continues by founding Milonga La Perla in this city and participating in International Festivals in Europe and Africa, giving workshops, musicalizing and holding exhibitions.
Currently she continues to teach classes, exploring and deepening the knowledge of the body / movement.
Daniela Feilcke-Wolff & Raimund Schlie – Germany
Daniela & Raimund are based in Berlin and teach at Mala Junta and elswhere. They also travel in Germany and abroad where they give workshops, dj at festivals and marathons, or they just dance. “Tango is embrace in motion, we connect with our partner, the music, the other dancers and the space.”
Daniela & Raimunds teaching integrates all these aspects. They show ways to move safely and comfortably on the dance floor.
Around the world in 80 Tangos: Tangomundo goes podcast! Daniela & Raimund use the forced family life and break new ground! Our podcast “Around the World in 80 Tangos” presents tangos we particularly like and and which are particularly important for various reasons. Of course Vals or Milonga can also be there. The content of the podcast explains why we like the piece, what its meaning is and what else there is to tell. Our channel on Youtube shows the pieces presented so far and further video recommendations.
Anita Flejter & Hernan Brizuela – USA
Ultimate Tango creator and owners, Anita Flejter and Hernan Brizuela created a unique, well-structured, progressive Argentine Tango program that proves itself extremely successful and popular.
Introducing first connection, communication/partnership building, ability to lead/follow, musicality and structure of the dance, together with the steps from first encounter with tango Ultimate Tango unique method allows dancers to progress reasonably within short amount of time, with great understanding of technique and strong basics for improvisation.
For us Argentine Tango is not just a dance. It is the whole philosophy, the culture that allows to not only learn how to partner dance to any music, but also how to walk correctly, stand correctly, built spatial awareness, use flexibility and elasticity of your muscles, move to the music, gain perfect posture and perfect manner, interact with older and younger colleagues of any gender, clearly communicate your intention and read the intentions of others, work with the group as well as individually, respect the rules and learn when to break them by using cultural and emotional intelligence as well as forgotten skill of common sense.
Diego Bado – Uruguay
Diego is a professional tango teacher, dancer and milonguero with 15 years of experience. Born in Uruguay, he has specialized in the obsessive and meticulous transmission of the good social tango, sharing with his students his search for quality, awareness, creativity and authenticity in dance.
Diego is the result of 15 years of fanatical attendance to milongas of the most varied circuits of Montevideo and Buenos Aires. This experience has led him to dedicate himself to teach tango around the world independently. He currently has stable work bases in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, London, Glasgow, Munich, Barcelona and Paris. He is also a Cultural Manager specialized in Tango projects. In the last decade he has created and collaborated in well-known projects to improve people’s lives through the culture of tango.
Alex Krebs – USA
Alex has been teaching and performing tango worldwide for over 20 years. He plays the bandoneon and leads a sextet which has released 7 albums over the past decades and has collaborated with Alberto Podesta, Ariel Ardit, Octavio Brunetti, Pablo Estigarribia, and many others. He is kind and approachable and loves to connect with people wherever they may be in their tango journey. Alex also owns and runs his all-tango studio, Tango Berretin, in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Adriana Salgado – USA
Native from Colombia. Based in USA since 2007. I have been dancing Tango since 1997 with partner Orlando Reyes. I am a certified Personal Trainer and a Nutrition Coach. I am passionate about Tango, helping others in their fitness journey, and living a healthy life style. Biggest professional achievement, becoming the 2019 ATUSA Stage Tango Champion and placing second in Tango Salon.
Harvey Schwartz – USA
“I focus on pleasing the dancers as a purveyor of deeply emotive music and an infectiously feel-good atmosphere.”
Harvey moved to Washington, DC from New York in 1984 pursuing a post-doctoral research position and had a long and fruitful career as both economist and researcher until retiring in 2017. During those years, Harvey’s initial interest in tango was sparked by a fortune teller. Later on, his cousin who was a ballet dancer emphasized that by learning tango he will also meet many interesting people, and enjoy a rich social life. In 2011, Harvey took his first tango lesson and was instantly mesmerized by the music which evoked fond and precious childhood memories. Since, tango has empowered him to realize his love of music, in addition to forging great bonds with many interesting and different people across the world, and has become a profound passion. You can catch Harvey dancing and deejaying primarily Golden Age tango music, at milongas, tango retreats, festivals, marathons, and other celebrations mostly in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and occasionally in North Carolina, Chicago, Boston, and Italy.
Daniel Aguillar – Brasil
My name is Daniel Aguillar, I am a Tango and friends Lover! I love making new friends, mainly within the Tango World, to enjoy a nice milonga together! I am a Tango Dancer, musician, I play the Piano, I’m also a Tango teacher and Tango DJ. I organize milongas and tango events monthly. It takes two to Tango, “bailas”?
Richard Frisart & Petra Delsing – The Netherlands
Petra and Richard are tango afficionados since 2010, when they fell in love with tango culture, the music and the dance. They run their own local milonga in their hometown Haarlem, a welcoming place for beginners and advanced dancers alike.
Richard is active as a professional Tango DJ, playing at festivals and salons in The Netherlands and abroad. He also has a unique YouTube channel ‘Tango Music Tutorials’, sharing his knowledge and ideas to help tango dancers get more acquainted with the music that’s being played at the milongas.
Raluca Aldea – Romania
I love dance and I dedicated a great part of my life to this form of artistic expression as I discovered the fascinating and wonderful Dance World at the early age of four. I embraced classical dance, for 16 years. After graduating The National Choreography High school in 1997 I danced for 2 years with Oleg Danovsky Classical and Contemporary Dance Theatre. After leaving the theatre I walked through lots of dance stiles: ballroom, contemporary dance, jazz dance, folklore, salsa, bachata but in the end my heart got stolen by Argentine Tango, 15 years ago and since then I try by best to harmonise my soul and my body with the beauty, the power, the mystery, the culture and the charm of this dance stile. Tango offered me in return for my passionate work the satisfaction that we artists dream of, the most notable events, among various performances being the semi-finals of The European Tango Championship, Rome 2012– Stage Tango and the finals of The TV contest Dancing Romania, Antena1 2013, the Final of the 2016 European Championship section Escenario and Semifinal section Salon and the First Place in UK Tango Championship 2017 which led to my participation in the World Tango Championship of 2017, an unique and unforgettable experience.
Daniela Borgialli – USA
I have been dancing tango for 20+years! I love to lead and follow. My speciality is teaching beginners and that’s a true joy, imbibing them with the passion behind social dancing, and watching them grow. Tango is always about community – it has to be social first!
Viviana Laguzzi – Argentina
Viviana Laguzzi is a professional Tango dancer with a long international career together with Juan Corvalan. As principal dancer in the early beginning with the famous Tango composer Mariano Mores Company Viviana toured in Latin America. Later on, for over 15 years, she toured around the world as part of the “Tango Pasion” together with the orchestra of the Sexteto Mayor.
Viviana was also a special guest by Quincy Jones representing Argentina at the “Concert of the Americas” in Miami, USA.
In 1998 she was hired as director of the Salzburg Ballet Company -Austria- for the creation of the Ballet “Un tango de Amor” and participated in the documentary “Con el Tango en el Corazon” in 2001 with Jose Libertella as a leading couple. After being a jury of various Tango World Championships held in Argentina, and all around the world, today she is the owner, director and designer of her brands, Mimi Pinzon Tango Clothes and Madreselva Tango Shoes. Inspired from her vast experience, Viviana knows and feels what a dancer needs when dancing and has the recognition to be the Official Sponsor of the World tango Championship since its creation.
Serpil Topuz – Turkey
I live in Istanbul & love to travel for tango. I organized events such as the Istanbul Tango Marathon and TangOver Camp. Now, I manage the tango clothing brand Tangoinstyle for ladies. We focus on comfortable, easy to carry, stylish, and elegant unique design. I also DJ in various outstanding milongas, marathons and festivals in Istanbul & worldwide. I’ve been in tango for more than 15 years.
Francesco Cieschi – Germany
Former martial artist, now tango dancer, teacher and musicalizador living in Berlin and traveling the world. I love to teach and to be taught. Never stop learning, never stop training, never stop dreaming. Performing is exciting and rewarding. The milonga is my favorite social space, with friends and nice people.
Bianca Albrecht – Austria
I am Tango Teacher for over ten years. At one of the best technical tango schools, I discovered my love for teaching tango students from beginners to advanced. Today I am proud for everybody who took their first Tango steps with me.
Niko Carambas & Belén Martínez – Chile
- Winners of the International Tango Salon Championship in Valparaiso, for the centenary of La Cumparsita.
- Winners of the National Tango Championship in Chile.
- Winners of the National Vals Tango Championship in Chile.
We love to combine elements of the new tango with the style and embrace of tango salon, to create elegance in our performances. We enjoy being asked to dance at milongas and festivals, but we reserve the milonga tandas for ourselves.
Sophia Luisa Paul & Julio César Calderon – Germany
Sophia and Julio got to know each other in Buenos Aires in 2016. They love Tango and they love the continuous challenge of growing and investigating. Together they danced in the most prestige Milongas and Festivals, won the German Championship, the European Tango Contest Münster in Milonga & Vals, and made it to the finals of the World Tango Championship. They love sharing their knowledge. Their focus is a clearly structured way of teaching, using the technique to make it possible for everybody to learn Tango and express their own personality.
Gábor Novák – Hungary
My biggest achievement is the smile on people’s faces.
I can feel it while dancing with my partners on milongas, I can see it on the participants of my tango events – Danube Tango Festival/Marathon -, and I am so proud when I see it on my student’s face when they are dancing.
When you are in Budapest, come and smile with us at Tango Factory!
Michal Kaczmarek – Poland
Founder of Tango Academy Casa Buena and Tango Theatre in Poznan/Poland.
Latifè & Matthis – Belgium
We are passionate Milongueros of mixed origin, Latifè being Turkish, and Matthis German/Dutch, and we are currently living and dancing in Belgium. We started our Tango journey about 10 years ago and represent the Tango Salon style of the golden age. Having studied many years in the El Abrazo Tango Academy in Belgium, we are now also teaching there.
Having become totally addicted to the world of Tango, we have visited Buenos Aires several times to further study with well-known maestros, to improve ourselves, and experience the social Tango at its origin. Then, in December 2019 we had the honour of being invited to perform at the Milonga Parakultural in the famous Salon Canning, at the heart of Buenos Aires.
We love to share the classic Tango Salon, dancing in close embrace and small spaces as to prepare and support our students to feel comfortable dancing at Milongas, experiencing the pure joy of the dance, the embrace, and the connection, which is as important for the Tango as is the social element of it.
Tango es Tango and it changes your life…
Carolina di Monaco & Simo Raucci – Brasil
Simo Raucci & Carolina Di Monaco are Champions of Tango Vals and Vice-Champions of Tango Pista in the Brazilian Preliminaries of the Tango World Championship. They have been dancing together for over 6 years teaching classes, giving workshops, performing shows and participating in festivals all around Brazil, Italy, Spain, France and Turkey. For them, the focus of their teaching and performing is always keeping a conversation between the couple (through the dance) , and transmitting the fascination of the embrace and the connection. Owners and designers of their Tango Clothes brand “Voilà Femme” , they bring their creations to festivals and events all around the world. They are based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Caminito Tango School – Czech Republic
We are a tango school based in Prague with 9 local and international teachers. The beginnings of Caminito.Cz go down to the year 2000 when the first tango classes in Prague started. The key focus of our school is to build the tango community in Prague by organizing regular classes, workshops with invited teachers, promo events for public, lectures on tango, special milongas, concerts, choreographic or expert cooperation with theatres and other artistic subjects and also by partnership/coorganization of the international events such as Tango Alchemie (2007-2009) or the Prague Tango Marathon (since 2013).
Ruth Offen – Argentina
Tango dancer and traveler, visual curator.
My background is in the visual arts a the director of a contemporary art gallery for 35 years. Currently a photographer, currently based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to that most recently from Seattle area developing media about social tango [Photobook].
Byc Bernardo – France & Argentina
Since the turn of the century, BYC Bernardo is tango DJ. For him, being a DJ means having empathy for dancers, giving pleasure and making people want to dance. His motto, “The tango is a happy thought that can be danced“. He composes all his tandas live, depending on the atmosphere and his reading of the ballroom with high-definition music. His experience of milongas of Buenos Aires and of hundreds of milongas, festivals and encuentros in Europe, gives him skills to select the right track at the right time while remaining mainly in the sublime music of the golden age. However, he knows how to make daring excursions in other repertories when the circumstances of the milonga are suitable, but always respecting the danceability and the dancers. He announces the orchestras played because for him, tango is also a culture to be disseminated and regularly realized workshops for DJs.
Yael Nahir & Francisco Coria – Argentina
We are Yael and Francisco, and we live in Buenos Aires. We adopted tango as a way of life, and have been dancing and teaching together for more than 6 years.
We firmly believe that tango unites us, and gives a second chance to many people, and we try to transmit all the love we feel for this dance, culture and lifestyle.
Nikolaos Kletsas – Greece
Nikolaos Kletsas, began his love affair with music from the late ’70s as a radio producer and as an electronics and computer engineer. He first met Argentinian tango in 2010 as a dancer and very soon soaked in the spirit and etiquettes of tango. As of 2016, he continued as an international Tango Dj. Until present, he has chosen Argentinian tango music in various events also he organized the international festival “Nis Tango Encuentro” in Nis, Serbia, in October 2017.
He has authored the study “Tango Terms and Gentle Behavior“. Applying his technical knowledge in electronics and computing, he chooses melodic and erotic passion tango tracks, which are already improved by self-digital processing. He is fascinated by the golden age of Argentinean tango, with emphasis on the Tango Salon. He prefers to choose tandas from authentic Argentinean tango orchestras rather than modern ones. His main concern is the musical consistency of the songs of a tanda in the way that a complete tanda is like a same song executed in different versions. His favorite composers are Juan D ‘Arienzo, Rodolfo Biagi, Carlos Di Sarli, Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo and more.
Yara Bianco (Yaroslavna Shkurupij) – France
I am a professional tango dancer, teacher, tango Dj and tango-event organizer. In tango since 2009 and teaching and performing since 2012, Dj-ing since 2011. I am a founder of the “Bailemos Tango” school and co-organizer of the “Harmony Tango” school in Dnipro/Ukraine. Since 2018 I live in France/Paris, where I teach tango and Dj-ing.
Tango for me is, first of all, unlimited opportunities for self-expression! You can do absolutely anything in it. Everyone finds their own tango and, thus, gets new ways of self-expression, which is facilitated by the variety of music, styles, improvisational principles of dance creation… I always knew that the day would come when I would dance tango!
Sylvain Mastrogiovanni – Spain
Sylvain Mastrogiovanni lives in Spain. He’s a real tango passionate: Dancer, DJ and Event Organizer. And, above all, a REALLY cool person. He’s the organizer of the festivals “Alicante Tango Meeting” & “Alcoy en Tango“. He also organizes events for tangueros bikers. As a DJ, he’s known for the dynamism of his selections.
Melina Sedó & Detlef Engel – Germany
Detlef & Melina are teachers, organisers, book authors and djs. They stand for social tango in a close embrace and a high quality teaching approach. They have been working together since 2001 and travelled all over Europe and the USA to transmit their tango philosophy.
Tanguango quinteto – Serbia
Tanguango quintet is a serbian female ensemble founded by young academically educated musicians in 2013.
Tanguango members are: Sonja Lukić (piano), Jelena Adamović (violin), Ljubica Damčević (violin, vocal), Dušica Luković (accordion) and Katarina Kamber (double bass). They are a passionate and energetic band, who combine both traditional and modern sound of tango music. You can hear them at international tango festivals, milongas but also at solo concerts.
Céline TangoDJ Devèze – France
From Nice/France, Céline Devèze is one of the most popular international DJs. Since 10 years, she has played her sets at numerous Marathons, Festivals and Encuentros all around Europe and abroad, already in more than 26 countries : France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, Scotland, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, Poland, Russia, Croatia, Latvia, Martinique, Canada, USA.
Céline aims to maintain the energy on the dancefloor while nurturing the emotions of the dancers with a nuanced selection of music from the late 30s to the 50s. She is a DJ with elegance, emotion and energy ! She organises now since 11 years an renowned Encuentro on the Côte d’Azur : the Pasionaria Milonguera (Nice/France). Also she is a tango teacher within the Cariño Tango School in the South of France, a dancer for over 20 years, and always a highly sought-after DJ all over Europe.
Marija Bejkova & Zoran Gjorgjievski – Skopje
Marija and Zoran are tango partners since 2012 – both from Skopje where they teach tango at Familija Tangovi – a local tango organization for supporting and spreading the tango culture. Besides regular classes practicas and milongas, they organize tango weekends with different maestros from abroad, live music milongas, and the international tango marathon Maratangon Skopje Tango Marathon every October since 2013. They have open approach to tango, love to travel to tango events and meet new dancers. They always take the chance to attend tango workshops and upgrade their level.
Ani Andreani de Herrera – Germany
Ani started to teach modern dance when she was 13 years old. Soon she filled her repertoire with all kind of dances, like Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballroom until finally Tango and argentine Folklore captured her heart and soul. Since 2016 she is teaching in Munich and is now the head of her own Tango school with a close cooperation of the Herrera Tango Academy of Roberto Herrera.
Caroline Demers – Tango Rico – Canada
I fell in love with tango the first time a stranger made me dance in a Milonga. It was the year 1999. I had no clue what I was doing and was suppose to only be there as an observer. Following that first encounter with tango, I started to take classes and to teach in a renowned tango school in Montreal. In 2003, I founded my own school, Tango Rico, on the Montreal’s south shore. Through the years, I have gathered a community of warm and welcoming dancers who meet in my weekly milongas, practicas, and outdoor milongas during the summer. In addition to the school, I organize different type of events with students and professionals and produce and co-produces tango concerts and tango shows with international dancers and musicians. Over the years, I have been invited to teach for a young community in Cuba for whom I created a fund raising event in order to bring them tango clothes and shoes. Also, once a year I bring students in Argentina to make them feel and live the authenticity of this culture. These journeys are a great source of inspiration for me.
Diane Rivest – Canada
Diane learned ballet since the age of 8. She became a soloist dancer, teacher and choreographer in a ballet company early in the 20s. She also studied ballroom, flamenco and modern dance for 10 years. In 2005, she discovered the beauty of Argentine tango. In 2010, she founded Tango Club Rive Nord in Laval, on the north side of Montreal. She and her team offer multi level classes, practices, events and milongas. Her teaching method is based on the sensibility of the embrace, the technic and elegance of movement, the musicality through dialogue, all in respect to the traditional culture of Argentine tango.
Giuseppe Bianchi & Sabina Cipolla – Italy
Giuseppe and Sabina are the Directors of the Barrio Tango ACADEMY and MİLONGA DEL BARRIO in Rome. As the most titled Italian Argentine tango couple in the world, they represent the excellence of Italian tango. Giuseppe and Sabina are in fact the only European couple to have ever won the prestigious world title “Milongueros del Mundo” in Buenos Aires, a competition in which hundreds of dancers participate from all over the world, each year. They are also the only Italian couple to have won the European Tango Salòn Championship. Their style is characterized by great attention to the embrace, the music and the management of the track. We are waiting for you in our Academy for a lesson or in our Milonga to meet you and dance together.
Simone Facchini & Gioia Abballe – Italy
Artistic couple for over 20 years. European champions in 2013, vice world champions 2017, and world champions for the popular jury 2017. Dancers for important Argentine Tango companies such as Tango x2, tango seducción, tango rouge company, union tangier. Teachers at their headquarters in Rome and artists invited to major international festivals. Their teaching method is based on the naturalness and organicity of the movements, on the technique, on the elegance and above all in respect to the traditional culture of Argentine tango revised in a modern context.
Judit Somos & Lucas Molina Gazcon – Hungary & Argentina
Lucas (Argentina) & Judit (Hungary) have been performing and teaching together in various cities of Europe and of course Buenos Aires, participating in workshops, festivals and other events – among those the prestigious CITA and the El Yeite Festival. Some fun facts: Lucas danced in the movie ‘Tango Lesson’ when he was 14, and he represented Argentina performing tango at Shanghai’s Expo in China. He was also one of the organizers and hosts of the famous El Yeite Tango Club. El Yeite was somehow a symbol of merging the traditions, the roots, the variety of elements, styles and feelings the history of tango brought together from the old times until the most modern revelations and then eventually after tasting and aquiring all these aspects and skills, just be free, original and most importantly have fun! That’s what we are trying to teach and do as dancers and performers.
Ana Lovrić – Croatia
Tango found me in 2014 and immediately changed my life for the better. I believe that tango is opening many doors to truly meeting ourselves trough meeting the other. In such beautiful setting where the embrace is making us feel safe to express all of ourselves, we discover the beauty and magic of life itself.
As much as I am passionate about dancing, I’m equally passionate about teaching. I’m teaching and organising local and international events since 2015 in Tango Zagreb school, and find a lot of joy in seeing the transformation that tango brings to people who are touched by it. I am also a trained body centered psychotherapist and in years to come, I would like to actively put more attention to the idea of personal development trough tango. That’s why this year I started the Tango Garden: let yourself grow project.
Chrisa Assis – Canada
Founder and teacher at Bautanz – Constructing Dance where our hope is to provide the pathways towards body awareness through movement for each of our students to built the dialog of exploration with their bodies. Freedom and enjoyment in movement are the extra bonus!
Lucrecia Redondo – Spain
I’m Lucrecia, organizer of La Sagrada Milonga in Barcelona. I’m a professional dancer in other dance disciplines. Since I was 18 I dedicated myself exclusively to spectacle in theaters and on television. Currently I am a dance instructor but I discovered tango 20 years ago and since then tango has become my great passion and stole my heart.
Natassa Rouvoli & Alex Papadopoulos – Greece
Natassa & Alex are the people behind the Tango Room Thessaloniki & Music Workshop. They co-founded this arts hub in 2006, driven by their interest in music & tango teaching and performing. They have been taught tango argentino by some of the greatest tango masters of our time. They are founding members of “Locos de Atar,” a tango orchestra performing tango music for over a decade. For years now they have been touring all over Greece teaching regurarly workshops and tango classes. They organized plenty of milongas, concerts, and festivals. Their hit workshop is called “Musicality: Analyzing tango rhythm through percussive instruments” and has been presented in international festivals as well. Natassa has been performing as a tango DJ in several Milongas all over Greece and is also the leading DJ of milonga La Serenata in Thessaloniki.
Andrea Shepherd & Wolf Mercado – Canada
Andrea and Wolf own the MonTango school and milonga in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Tango brought Andrea and Wolf together in 2003, and in 2008 they followed their dream and opened their own studio. In their 18 years together, Andrea and Wolf have trained hard to perfect their skills as both dancers and teachers and to make their milongas as friendly and welcoming as possible. They also organize the Tanguerafest festival every March to mark International Women’s Day. Andrea is a certified yoga instructor who also teaches yoga classes for tango dancers. Andrea is also blogging for the Life Is a Tango blog.
Mata and Venci Djorev – Tango Aficionado – Bulgaria
We are Mata and Venceslav Djorev and for the last 11 years, our great passion has been Argentine tango! We created the Tango Aficionado Club in 2015 to build a stable and larger tango community in our city. We teach tango, organize regular weekly milongas and events with visiting instructors. Since 2016, every year in mid-May, we organize Tango Aficionado Fest, which has become famous for its warm and cozy atmosphere and personal attitude to each guest.
Mata creates hand-painted fans that have no analogue in the world. She is a DJ at local milongas, as well as at festivals and marathons in the country and abroad. She selects the music as she paints – with emotion and passion! Her tandas are colorful, melodic, and danceable!
Maja Đukanović – Bosnia and Herzegovina
I am a tango instructor who started dancing tango 8 years ago. I have 4 years of teaching experience in a small tango community in Sarajevo.
My mission is to share my passion for tango dance and culture with both tango students and non-dancers, thus helping the local tango community to expand. As a tango missionary, I tend to encourage people to create their own idea of tango, and their own style. In my tango journey I have learned both leading and following which helped me to understand both sides of the coin.
Kira Makarova – France
Kira is a tango dancer, teacher and tango-event organizer in Paris. She is a founder of Tango Young Paris school. She has been a dance teacher since more than 10 years and uses in her tango practice multiple techniques from the theater and contemporary dances background.
Fabio Gomez – Russia, Argentina
I organize and coordinate trips related to Argentine tango and its beautiful culture. Travelers stay in a luxurious studio in San Telmo where workshops and classes are held. In Russia I am working on several tango dance projects, in milongas, being an assistant in classes, and I also organize seminars to bring tango to inland cities and share this beautiful art wherever possible. I am a teacher of hatha yoga, provider of sound meditations, and currently studying to become a certified Tango instructor by CETBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ilona Milonguera – Canada
Ilona fell in love with Tango in 2001 and has been dancing ever since. She has studied Tango with more than 150 teachers in Argentina and around the world. She enjoys the emotion of Milonguero style and the creativity of Nuevo Tango. An experienced educator, Ilona has been teaching Tango since 2005. Ilona believes that Tango dancing should feel great for both partners. She has been researching the state of flow during improvised Tango dance.
Jörg Palm – Czech Republic
I am a professional Tango Dancer and teacher with my own school called Studio12 in Prague. My dancing background before Tango was Breakdance (IDO World Champion), Salsa, Ballroom and Latin dance. I live and teach Tango only.
Francesca Auteri & Alex Trejo – Italy & Switzerland
We are a couple of Argentine Tango dancers/teachers based between Lausanne (Switzerland) and Catania (Sicily). With many years of experience as teachers and artists, our tango is above all social and open to anyone who wants to get pleasure through dancing and looking for their own style. One of our foundations is the meticulous work on technique to make improvisation the main tool for dialogue and communication within the couple.
Veronica Toumanova – France
I am a professional tango dancer, teacher and writer, dancing tango since 2000 and performing and teaching since 2007. I live in Paris where I teach for Tango Mon Amour. As a traveling teacher I have also worked in most European countries as well as Russia, Belorus, Ukraine and Canada. Since 2013 I have been writing essays about tango that are translated in many languages and published in a book “Why Tango”.
Alkyoni Papakonstantopoulou – Greece
Born and raised in Greece, Alkyoni started learning tango at the same time as studying photography. That gave her the opportunity to develop both of these passions at the same time, as she would bring the camera with her at practicas and milongas to photograph people when she was not dancing. She started photographing events in 2016.
Andrea Martinez – Italy, Argentina
Andrea Martinez is an Argentinean tango dancer, teacher and choreographer. Since 2000, she has been dancing professionally in Argentina, Europe and the U. S. Among her many works, she has danced and/or choreographed in MSC Cruises, Señor Tango, Teatro Astros and many more.
She started teaching tango in 2007 and never stopped since then. Thanks to the languages she speaks, she has taught tangueros from over twenty nationalities and in the most varied contexts. She includes the culture of tango as an essential part of her classes.
She has taken part in the Mundial de Tango 2016, 2017 and 2018 as a Supervisor, and has also worked as Supervisor and Jury in many other international competitions.
“Tango is a language.The more we approach it from its different angles, the better we know it and the more we enjoy it”.
Andrea Bassi & Alice Gaini – Italy
Dancers, teachers and tango lovers. Always looking for going deeper in their artistic research of tango roots and taste. They merged their previous experiences in dance and martial arts, their different personality resulting in an elegant, harmonious and lively dande. Directors of their tango school Milano Tango. As dancers they are taking part to many events and festivals. As organizer they are taking care of the Tango Championship of Milan and Lombardy since its first edition in 2016, as well as organizing events and tango holidays.
Joël Silva – Portugal
Born in France but lived most my life in Porto, Portugal. I started dancing Tango in 2008, the passion for the rhythms and history kept me hooked to this dance and culture. My goal is to help everyone to find happiness and comfort through understanding body movement. I believe dance is to be dynamic and playful, sharing connection with others in order to express ourselves and our feelings.
Mariana and Dimitris – Los Biskas – France
Their collaboration in the professional sphere of Argentinian tango began in 2007. It’s the city of Paris that Los Biskas chose in September 2010 as a base for their artistic activities. They are co-founders of Tango Mon Amour Paris team. Their popularity extends through Europe due to their participation in numerous festivals and workshops.
Based on their experience as social ‘milonguero’ dancers, but also on the wealth of their dance education, Mariana and Dimitris engaged in a technical and theatrical research of the movement. They count among the most acclaimed dancers, solicited by several tango companies based in Paris: Cie Tango Unione (Tango Shortcuts), Cie Laboratorio-C (Romeo and Juliette Tango), Cie Tres esquinas (Cadencia).
Iara Duarte & Jesus Paez – Argentina
National tango champions and finalists of the world tango salon and stage. Together since 2018 we are dancers, teachers and choreographers of Argentine tango and its complementary dances, with 15 years of experience in dance and work in tango houses throughout Buenos Aires. Currently we dance in Asia, Europe, Africa and we are the directors of the dance academy “Tangonline”.
TriANGulO by Carina Moeller – USA
If you are in the city, New York City, and you love Tango, this place is a must. TriANGulO, established in 1997 by creative Director Carina Moeller and was mentioned in the National Harold Tribune and Vogue among others as the best place in town. TriANGulO is still the only Dance Studio in NYC solely dedicated to Argentine Tango and has its home in Chelsea’s heart. Tap into the vibrating local Tango scene contact Carina on the App or with the address below.
Cristina Balestreri – Pepitango – Italy
Pepitango is a brand born from the passion and experience of the designer Cristina Balestreri – classical musician, fashion designer and tango dancer, who in 2001 created the firm PEPISTUDIO, a workshop devoted to Florentine embroidery. Later in 2003, she designed and developed the brand PEPITANGO distributing the first Italian/ European line of garments for women entirely devoted to Argentine tango. A line with a simple and sophisticated style, that uses high quality technical materials and offers the possibility to personalize each style. Because of all these qualities PEPITANGO has gained the admiration of internationally known tango dancers. PEPITANGO: passion, experience and creativity at your service!
Loukas Balokas & Georgia Priskou – Greece
Directors of TangoFix in Athens, Greece. Loukas & Georgia are a match made in heaven both in Tango and real life. After years of practicing and exploring the fields of improvisation and choreography in Buenos Aires and in Greece, they have developed their own personal style. The characteristics of their dance are the musicality, speed, alterations in the dynamic of the movement and the intense dramatic elements. They love toying with the classical as well as the modern form, mixing them.
Dancers, teachers, and tango choreographers. Founders of TANGOPOLIS, the brand new tango hotspot in the heart of Athens, Chloe and Dionisis are a couple with a vast experience in teaching and performing. Technique, accuracy, authenticity, and elegance are the traits of their dance. Together they like to explore the limits and experiment with movement and music, creating intense dramatic elements while maintaining the communication and dialogue in their dance. For them, tango is a social dance, a way of expressing and communicating.
Discover a world of effortless elegance & comfort, inspired by Art & Nature. Since 2009 Cardou has been a synonym to beauty, attention to the detail and premium quality. All our designs are conceived and crafted by hand using the finest materials, in our Athenian workshop. We create only 12 pairs in total per shoe model while all our clothing pieces are unique. But more than time it takes a blend of dedication and magic dust to create an item of our collection. You just need to try on a pair of Cardou shoes or a dress and you will discover what love can create.
Sara Ferreira & Fernando Zalazar – Portugal
Vice-Champions UK Tango Championship 2018 & 2019 Champions Munster European Tango Contest 2019. Fernando Zalazar took his first tango steps insired and taught by his parents. In 2013 he met Sara Ferreira, and they started their partnership. Since then, they continued their education in Argentine Tango and other dance disciplines, aiming to evolve constantly, with the goal of representing Portugal internationally and ensuring the Tango future in Portugal.
Stay a step ahead in the tango fashion world! At conDiva’s online store you can find a big variety of handmade tango garments for women & men. All clothes are designed and handcrafted with attention to every detail in the private atelier of Victoria Haitoglou based in Athens, Greece.
Ioanna Andrikopoulou & Jorge Tsaousoglou – Greece
Jorge and Ioanna built upon their musical, dance, and theatre education, with classes from top argentinean teachers. They are the founders of the Tanguera Tango Argentino Patras in Greece. Together they came sixth in the European Tango Championship of 2014 in Italy. Jorge and Ioanna are also the organizers of the Ionian Tango Festival, and have taught locally and internationally in festivals around the world. Currently they teach in Patra and Athens.
Lo Que Vendrà
Lo Que Vendrà is an orchestra from Pescara, Abruzzo-Italy, with its current musicians: Daniela Fidanza on piano and artistic direction, Nicolás Maceratesi on bandoneon, Mario Pace and Verónica Perdigão on violins and Gerardo Scaglione on double bass. Founded in 2005, the group has to its credits more than 500 concerts in Italy and Europe, participating in international festivals, milongas and theatrical performances and collaborating with internationally renowned artists such as Roberto Herrera, Horacio Ferrer, Lisandro Adrover, Guillermo Fernandez, Marili Machado, Ariel Ardit and many others, as well as world famous dancers and maestros.
Marijana Krstić – Montenegro
Ciao! Coming from the beautiful mediteranean country called Montenegro with a passionate curiosity of the outside world, led me to believe that learning is a life-long and endless process.
Expression rised by rhythm and through the awareness of our body limits is my thing.
Being a dancing performer-choreographer at my young age, yet having a sensitive social responsibility, brought the Tango in my life. I am enjoying its beauty and limitless possibilities since 2014!
Possibilities where there’s no place for distance, no place for ego, if you want to truly enjoy it – while improving it.
Wanna try? All you need is sharing, trust and a little fire dust.
Iv Manos – Greece
Iv is the kind of guy that brings joy and happiness to each event. Tango found Iv in 2012, and since then he has been active in the tango community as a social dancer, DJ, and organizer of festivals and marathons. Social and fun, he is the person you need if you want the dancers to connect, laugh, and share a beautiful experience.
Ioanna Papachristou & Theodore Georgedakis – Greece
First and foremost, we are milongueros who love to embrace and cannot imagine our lives without the magic of a shared dancefloor. As experienced teachers we live and analyse tango in an holistic way, through its movement, its precious & colourful music, its history, culture and the breathtaking lyrics. Ioanna has a special interest in approaching the argentinean spanish language in connection to the poetry of tango, giving special seminars on the subject. Theodore, who co-founded the TANGart tango school in Athens in 2011, has a specialty on highly detailed tango musicality seminars and is an amateur bandoneón player. Since 2015, we perform and teach all aspects of tango, in physical and online classes. We can’t wait to meet you!
Mario Giattino – Caras de Tango – Italy
Caras de Tango is a new international tango event. It’s the first ever “travelling” tango festival and each year the hosting city will switch between Europe and North America. Our motto is ” Dos mundos una familia” meaning a unique tango community that moves all around the world!
See you in Torino (Italy) from 28 to 30 of May 2021 for the first Edition!
Eila Tan – Germany
Hi, my name is Natalie, or many people know me under my artistic name Eila Tan 🙂 I remember, I had a special feeling to tango already, when I was 9 years old. (Un)fortunately I started to dance many years later. The feeling grew into a passion. Tango has become a part of me. I developed the own tango fashion brand (EilaTan) and started to travel from event to event, enojing the possibility of work and joy. I met a lot of fantastic people, some of them became close friends. After a while I thought – why not to meet on the dance floor in Nuremberg, beautiful historical city, where I live? And I organised a marathon La Sorpresa, which became a big success. Looking forward to meet you somewhere and create and share beatiful energy on the dance floor!
Dilara Ogretmen – Germany
Tango does not just serve on your body but on your soul and your heart. That is what´s very special about this dance. I am a passionate tango dancer, teacher and performer that believes in the magic of tango.
Ricardo Oria – Jenny Oria – Scotland
We love tango – its music, its song, and its dance, particularly it’s dance; It’s wonderful, social, creative, intimate, playful, serious dance.
We have been dancing together professionally since 2002. We have our regular tango classes in Edinburgh and we travel a lot, giving workshops and performances for lots of different tango groups in the UK, Europe and also in Argentina.
We dance and teach tango salon, the tango that Ricardo grew up with in Buenos Aires – tango for the dance floor. Each tango we dance is moved and inspired by the music and the subtle yet powerful conversation within the embrace.
Nathan Leptin – Germany
Hi I’m Nathan from Hamburg, Germany! Tango has enriched my life and my heart since 2009. I am doing my part to spread the joy by teaching and DJing in my City and afar. My classes focus on good posture, precise technique and the connection between two individuals. Let’s bring Tango to everyone!
Tipotango Eindhoven (a.k.a. Scala) – The Netherlands
Tipotango is a tango foundation in Eindhoven, that has been around for more than 20 years. We offer tango classes from different teachers, regular milongas and practicas, seminars and our annual 4D Festival. Driven by a core team of about 20 volunteers; community is very important to us and we strive to make our visitors feel at home. You will rarely find a friendlier or cosier place to dance tango.
Csongor Kicsi – Romania
Csongor is a professional Argentine tango dancer, teacher, choreographer and DJ. He became the youngest European Tango champion in 2015 in Tango de Pista. Beside tango, he studied physio and music therapy, and currently he is a PhD student.
Tango Time Travel
Tango Time Travel is a tango music project providing high quality digital transfers from original shellac and early vinyl records.
The foundation of this project is our extensive collection covering repertoire from the whole history of Tango. Current catalogue:
- TTT1 Todos de Juan D’Arienzo 1940-1949
- TTT2 Tangos al estilo de Osvaldo Manzi y el Octeto Marabú
- TTT3 Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica – LDS 103
- TTT4 Todos de Osvaldo Fresedo 1933-1939
- TTT5 Pedro Laurenz 1937-1969
- TTT6 Todos de Osvaldo Fresedo 1940-1948
Dance in Conversation by Ieva & Sergio – London
Dance in Conversation started as a live event in London, where we explore, through movement, the concepts of relationships, connection and presence. With Covid-19, it evolved as an online space were tango and its possibilities for personal growth are openly discussed in events and forums. Ieva Kelpsaite is a relationship coach and a tango dancer. Her work involves movement as a way to help people to communicate and express themselves better. For her, “tango is a gentle enquiry into your body, mind and soul that enables you to get to know yourself and in relation to the other”. Sergio Acosta practised journalism for years, writing daily news for the BBC and various newspapers. For him, it’s all about storytelling and he has found endless inspiration in dancing and intentional movement.
Vittoria Franchina & Edwin Olarte – Italy
We are professional tango dancers and teachers now based in Italy. We do both Tango Salon and Escenario. Finalists in the World Tango Championship, in the Metropolitano of Buenos Aires, 3rd place in Pelando Variaciones and others. We are also the organizers of the Colombia Tango Vacation and creators of the brand of tango clothes DeVyL.
Andrea Dedò and Carla Esmeralda Bianchi – Italy
Andrea Dedò and Carla Esmeralda Bianchi (Italy – Argentina) are lovers of embrace, connection and pure improvisation in tango.
Their style go deeper in music, elegance and harmonic movements. They dance and teach in Europe (based in Italy) and Buenos Aires.
Francis Mbila – The Netherlands
The tango fever grabbed me 8 years ago and has not let me go ever since. Nowadays my free time is filled with tango: I am a passionate double role dancer, DJ, teacher and organiser of seminars and a festival. My Youtube channel El Tango Dojo contains tango performances that I recorded. I am determined to bring more young people to tango; in my city Eindhoven and anywhere else.
Patrick Remmerswaal – The Netherlands
Hi! My name is Patrick and I am the organizer of the De la Noche tangofestival in the Netherlands. Being a travelling social dancer, and an ambitious semi-professional I always love bringing as many people together as possible. Hope to see you all soon somewhere! Big hugs
My Tango Shoes by Mono
We are a Romanian brand, based in Timișoara, and we manufacture custom made tango shoes.
Reggio Emilia Tango Academy – Italy
Nicola il Gaz and Terry Mazzei are artistic directors, dancers and teachers of the Tango Academy Reggio Emilia, and milonga organizers. They are experienced in social tango, technique, elegance and improvisation, and they offer group and individual classes, where you can learn tango as a way to express and communicate.
Monica Paz – Argentina
Monica Paz is the author of PractiMilonguero, the series of interviews to the old milongueros from Buenos Aires. She is not a convencional tango teacher because she has developed a method to transmit all she learnt from the real milongueros from Buenos Aires. Monica teaches how to express the music in the dance without thinking on steps, but dance deeply connected with your partner and the music. She has more than 20 years of teaching and International recognition to her background from UNESCO.