I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dancer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.
As an instructor, I like to put emphasis on musicality and the dance partner's connection to each other and the music, stressing that Tango is a social dance framed by a specific set of values that are expressed through its codes of etiquette. I encourage my students to develop their ability to improvise on the dance floor. After the training you receive in my classes, dancing becomes an easy game to play. With these elements, I aim to create a unique atmosphere through which students can experience what a Milonga in Buenos Aires is like.
To allow students to experience Tango and its culture at its birthplace, I offers a personally guided Tango Tour to Buenos Aires twice a year. If you are planning on visiting Buenos Aires don’t hesitate to contact me; I would like to put at your service my knowledge of the City and its culture, the milongas, restaurants, and the authentic pulse of Buenos Aires.
I have been teaching tango since 1994, giving lessons and performing in Argentina, USA, Canada, Europe and Indonesia. Academically, I taught Tango at institutions like the City of Rosario Ministry of Culture, and Rosario’s National Theatre School. In 1996, I made my first trip to Europe, teaching and performing in Barcelona, Toulouse, London, Copenhagen, Berlin and Leipzig. In 1998, 1999, and 2000, I taught and performed in the Tango Festivals at Toulouse, France. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, I keep a busy schedule teachinging group classes, workshops, talks about Tango, and private lessons. I go to Buenos Aires several times a year to teach and perform at some of the most prominent Milongas, such as Salon Canning, Confitería Ideal, Obelisco Tango and El Beso, among others.
I was one of the jurors of the First and Second USA Official Tango Festival and Championship that took place in San Francisco in April 2011 and 2012.
In November 2011, with associates from Buenos Aires we established the Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires (ETBA). ETBA counts with renowned Tango instructors. The purpose of ETBA is to help people find connection through Tango and to help them to achieve their full expression at every milonga they go to, anywhere in the world.
5 Greene Place , Lafayette
California , United States
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