BIENVENIDO and WELCOME
to USNATA! 

USNATA strives to expand the profile, knowledge and participation in Argentine Tango in the United States. Our goal is to maintain a national syllabus based on traditional, authentic Argentine Tango as well as standards and accreditation processes for Professionals (teachers, competitors, judges), Certified Tango Dance Teachers and Amateur Tango Dancers. Argentine Tango deserves more exposure in the US and abroad and therefore we strive to establish competitions and championships upholding the syllabus and membership standards created by USNATA. We seek to maintain a high national standard of Argentine Tango while working closely with international experts from Argentina and other countries.   

  • The USNATA is the leading authority for authentic Argentine Tango, for the organizers and overseers of the Official National and Professional Argentine Tango Championships in the USA during which the U.S. representatives are chosen via championship events for the World Professional Argentine Tango Championships organized by the United Argentine Tango World Federation (UATWF).
  • The USNATA is the sole representative of the USA in the United Argentine Tango World  Federation (UATWF).
  • The USNATA is the only national organization offering teacher certification in authentic Argentine Tango based on syllabi developed to reflect the standards and criteria recognized and accepted by the international Argentine tango industry leadership.
  • The USNATA represents all aspects of the authentic Argentine Tango dance industry and profession – certified teachers, social dance instruction and instructors, competitive dance instruction and instructors, and national and world class coaching.
  • The USNATA sanctions major, Professional, Amateur authentic and Pro-Am Argentine Tango competitions and championships in all levels, Tango styles and all age categories. 
 

 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The United States National Argentine Tango Association strives to:

 

 

 

  • Encourage and expand the profile, knowledge and participation in Argentine Tango in the United States
  • Establish and maintain standards and accreditation processes for Professionals including judges, competitors and teachers
  • Establish and maintain a membership of Professionals, Certified Tango Dance Teachers and Amateur Tango Dancers
  • Establish and maintain championship and competitive events upholding the syllabus and membership standards of the organization
  • Develop and promote a national syllabus based on traditional Argentine Tango with specific codified technique and steps
  • Accredit, sponsor and welcome international experts as available for their insights and expertise
 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 
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GUSTAVO RUSSO
Gustavo Russo started his career as a professional dancer in Juan Carlos Copes’ 1988 show “Tango Tango”. In 1989 he starred in the main role of the show “Solo Tango”, by the director Eduardo Rodríguez Lozano. Simultaneously, he worked for the most important “Tango Houses” in Buenos Aires: Taconeando, La Ventana, El Aristócrata, La Veda, Che Bandoneón, L´Époque, Michelángelo and Señor Tango among others. During this period and until 1993, he also performed as a dancer in the presentations that accompanied the performances of many well known Tango orchestras, such as those directed by J.Colángelo, J.Plaza, O.Berlingieri, J.Basso, J.Dragone, M.Mores and the Sexteto Mayor. In 1990 he took part in the “Argentina Tango Show” and in 1991, danced in the “Viva Tango” show by Mariano Moreno and his orchestra, with which he later toured the United States of America and Mexico. In that same year, together with his dance partner of the moment, they participated regularly as solo artists in a famous television program “Grandes Valores del Tango”, where he also displayed his skills as a choreographer. From 1990 to 1992, he was part of the cast of Claudia Mores and Rolando Luque’s show, with which received the “Estelares del Mar” Award for Best Tango Show. In 1992, he joined and later became the star of “Tango Pasión”. He formed part of the original cast of this show, and continued dancing in it until 1999. In 1994 he participated in the popular French film “Maigret se trompé. In 1995 he was commissioned from Paris to take part in a show called “Paris, New York, Buenos Aires”. The same French production group specifically requested his participation once again in 1998 and 1999 as a guest dancer and choreographer for the 2nd and 3rd Tango Festival of Paris. In 2004 he was presented as the star of that same Festival, together with his present partner, the talented dancer Samantha García. This extraordinary dancer is also the world-renowned tango choreographer for his innovative concept of Tango as a show, his creativity in language of tango dance and his indisputable quality as an Artist.


SAMANTHA GARCIA

Samantha Garcia trained as a classical dancer, she began her professional career in 1991 debuting as an actress and dancer in the Theater. At the early age of 14, as a Tango dancer she represented Argentina in the 1st International Festival of Latin American Dance held in Colombia in 1992. In 1994, she joined the Tango company "El Firulete" in Spain. In 1997 she participated in the 10th Festival and World Summit of Tango in Granada, at the World Summit of Tango in Lisbon and in 2004 at the Tango Festival in Paris. Thanks to being a multifaceted artist, between 1996 and 2002 she joined several jazz dance companies, street-modern jazz, and contemporary dances under the direction of excellent choreographers, touring Spain, Germany, France, Tunisia and Portugal.She has participated as a dancer and actress, in the recreation of various musicals also for television (Los miserables, Cats, Sweet Charity, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Super Star, etc.) In 2003 she returned to Tango from the hand of Gustavo Russo to join the cast of Tango Seducción as the first principal dancer. Since 2010, she has accompanied 90-year-old Alejandro Filardi in his classes and exhibitions, one of the most respected exponents of traditional tango. In 2014 she appeared as choreographer and artistic director of the new production of Gustavo Russo Tango Revolution, a show with which they toured Europe since then.

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CARLOS STASI 

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FABIAN SALAS

Fabian Salas & Lola Diaz are a couple steeped in tradition but always paving the way to new heights in Tango. Fabian Salas was cofounder of The Investigation Group (later transformed into the Cosmotango organization) along with Gustavo Naveira where they applied the principles of dance kinesiology from modern dance to analyze the physics of movement in Argentine tango. A successful concept and form used today. He has created a successful brand of instructional videos to teach authentic Tango continues to explore the possibilities of movement, shape and music. Together with his beautiful wife and partner Lola Diaz they organize the longest tango festival in history CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino). CITA is recognized by professionals as one of the world's largest and most important annual festivals (since 1999) which gathers an array of tango lovers, practioners and artists that most represent Argentine Tango and his diversity. Also in March 2018, Fabian and Lola organized the world first award show in the field of Tango, Premios Tango, recognizing tango’s artists of the past, present and future.


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LOLA DIAZ

Fabian Salas & Lola Diaz are a couple steeped in tradition but always paving the way to new heights in tnago. Fabian Salas was cofounder of The Investigation Group (later transformed into the Cosmotango organization) along with Gustavo Naveira where they applied the principles of dance kinesiology from modern dance to analyze the physics of movement in Argentine tango. A successful concept and form used today. He has created a successful brand of instructional videos to teach authentic Tango continues to explore the possibilities of movement, shape and music. Together with his beautiful wife and partner Lola Diaz they organize the longest tango festival in history CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino). CITA is recognized by professionals as one of the world's largest and most important annual festivals (since 1999) which gathers an array of tango lovers, practioners and artists that most represent Argentine Tango and his diversity. Also in March 2018, Fabian and Lola organized the world first award show in the field of tango, Premios Tango, recognizing tango’s artists of the past, present and future.


MARCOS QUESTAS 

Marcos Questas, born and raised in Buenos Aires, and Ruta Maria, of Lithuanian / American heritage, have dedicated their life and passion to the art, education and preservation of Argentine Tango. Marcos, having danced since the young age of 6, learned his first tango steps from his grandfather - a true milonguero himself. Now a third generation dancer of tango, he has had an astounding career performing on the stage of famed tango houses El Viejo Almacen, Argentina Tango & Pampa, the national tango TV show Grandes Valores del Tango and was on full staff of Argentina's Presidential Committee of Entertainment performing for official presidential events and dignitaries visiting Buenos Aires. Additionally, he has also performed on stage with opera singer Julia Mignes and has producied the Las Vegas Tango Festival from 2000-2005, Tango Project I and II, LA TangoProject and  choreographed for the Latin Grammys. Now expanding his passion into directing other concepts, films and mediums Marcos can be found creating and leading companies and productions onto a new artistic path.


RUTA MARIA 

Ruta Maria, a distinguished dancer in the dance world, “literally fell" into classical ballet, graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, she is more graceful on the floor these days, having danced and choreographed for many renowned companies as a principle dancer including: Nevada Ballet Theater, Bolshoi's 1st International Exchange, Jacksonville Ballet, Ballet West and Cirque du Soleil's Mystere. Tango entered her life and has been her only focus since. Developing into a tango artist, and an instructor, has been an rewarding and she continues to teach and spread this art with technical precision and delight. She has performed and instructed at the TangoMundo Festival, The Boulder Tango Festival, Las Vegas Tango Experience, Argentine Tango USA Championship, CITA Festival in Buenos Aires and co-produces events for dancers to enjoy. Together, Marcos and Ruta share a passion, drive and humor all to their own. They enjoy seeing their students dance and together continue looking for innovative ways to share, express, teach and touch people through this form. Creating the Q Method of learning Tango, is the culmination of years of refining how to teach the rich Argentine Tango via natural movement, while honoring the deeply-rooted origins and soft essence of Tango. Maestro Marcos Questas and Ruta Maria respect Tango's rich history while implementing the ever-evolving dance's new techniques. Blending their knowledge of over 30 years of Tango, its music and culture, their method unifies and guides a dancer's journey in this soulful dance.


JULIO BALMACEDO

Coming from different backgrounds, Julio and Virginia started to dance together in 2015. Together, they have have created a unique style recognized for their interpretation of the music and their dynamic. They combine elegance with technique, elasticity with strength, to create the perfect ingredients for beautiful, passionate and talented tango. They work together all over the world teaching, performing. They are members of the jury of the most important Tango championships and Mundial de Tango in Argentina, Europe, Asia and the USA. Julio started his Tango career with his father, the well known master Miguel Balmaceda in 1988. He is considered one of the most important teachers around the world due to his unique style and pedagogy. Currently, he travels the world to perform and to teach in the most important festivals and venues. In 1998 he performed in Broadway with "Forever Tango", whose staff was nominated for the Tony Awards for the best choreography. He also performed at The Carnegie Hall, in a tribute to Astor Piazzolla together with Pablo Ziegler, Paquito de Rivera and Gary Burton. In 2008 he choreographed his own show "Corazon a Corazon" in Tarbes, France. During 2011, he performed and choreographed the musical "Tita, Una Vida en Tiempo de Tango” directed By Nacha Guevara in a prestigious theater of Buenos Aires and he was nominated by the ACE Award as the best choreographer of the musical. In 2013, he participated in the show “Tango Tranzas” in Sydney, Australia. He is also a judge member of the Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires and Argentina since the beginning of it.


LUIS RAMIREZ 

An Argentine Tango producer/director/choreographer/master and professional dancer.
With a wide artistic background in Ballet, Flamenco, and Latin dances, he has definitely marked a before and after in the tango dance. His powerful, elegant and authentic Argentine tango style has taken him to teach and perform all over the world "Conjurotango”, his own tango company, "Tango Story" and “Tango Miracle” are some of the most acclaimed shows, where he has participated as director, choreographer and principal dancer. They have been held at the major theater, in cities such as Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Munich, Moscow and Sao Paulo. Currently, he is producing and in the process of making off, his new masterpiece, “Back to Tango", that will be premiered in 2019.
Since 2004 he has been dancing and choreographing tango together with Analia Carreño with who they built a legendary couple that has taken them to every part of the globe, to the most recognized international tango festivals. He is a tango ambassador and has been teaching, performing and spreading Tango culture around Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America. As an official judge of the world Tango championship, he has also directed the tango show with all the champions, launched in Sao Paulo 2017/18. The most famous tango houses in Buenos Aires, Señor Tango, Esquina Carlos Gardel, and El Viejo Almacén have hired him as principal dancer and dance captain. With more than 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and choreographer, he has participated in the most famous TV programs and performed at the most important theaters in Argentina, such as the world-renowned Opera Theatre, Teatro Colon. He is an unstoppable art creator in all aspects that knows no limits to build up and give all his knowledge to the world. Furthermore, he is an expert magician/illusionist keeping the Rene Lavand legacy alive, who was his main magic master , designer, producer/director of audiovisual content. http://www.backtotango.com                                                                                                                                                    


ANALIA CARREÑO

International dance master/ professional dancer/choreographer/trainer/ director and producer of Argentine Tango.

Her unique, polished and stylish dance has taken her to go around the world, spreading the culture of the country that saw her born.                                                                                                                                                          Invited to the most renowned Tango Festivals such as Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Moscow, and  Munich, together with Luis Ramirez, she is the founder, director, and producer of the international Tango company “ConjuroTango”, with whom they have toured around Argentina and the most important Opera Theatres in Asia. With a cast of twenty-six artists, including dancers, singers, and musicians, the play “ A new story about Tango…”, has been acclaimed by the most demanding audiences.                                                                                                                                              Soon after her participation in the popular TV shows in Argentina next to celebrities as Ricky Martin and Jon Secada, she was invited to perform at the world-famous musicals “Forever Liza”, “Tanguera” and “Tango emotion”, touring around biggest theaters in South America and Europe. As a choreographer, she has created many different styles of works for “Roots of Tango”, “ConjuroTango”, “Tangostory” and now she is working in a new production,  “ The premiere tango show for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018”. Besides, she has made many choreographies for a special dance company, “Sin Fronteras”(without borders), composed by disabled dancers. Regarding this, a disabled tango couple, trained by A. Carreño and L. Ramirez, went to the semifinals of the world championship 2017 and received the best critics of the press with an amazingly poetic tango choreography combining tango steps over the wheelchair. Nowadays she divides her passion and artistry between her performances at the major tango houses in Buenos Aires; Señor Tango and Esquina Carlos Gardel, and her teaching and performing traveling abroad most of the year. http://www.backtotango.com


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KSENIA JUNG

 

Ksenia is the co-founder of Hudson Dance Studios located in New Jersey, USA. She has been involved in Argentine Tango for many years hosting Maestros from all over the world, organizing Tango festivals and competitions. Originally from Russia and Germany, she holds a Master's degree in Political Science, History and French.  

 

 


VIRGINIA VASCONI 

Virginia took her first dance steps in her mother's gym at the age of five and later she studied classical ballet and artistic gymnastics. She graduated as an English Translator at the Faculty of Languages in the Province of Cordoba. She is a Jazz dance teacher, proficient in Latin rhythms, stretching, classical ballet and contemporary dance. She moved to Buenos Aires in 2008 and immediately became a member of the DNI Dance Company and School until 2015. She has performed in the most prestigious Milongas and Theaters of Buenos Aires. She has been performing and teaching in international festivals around Europe, Canada and USA and Asia. In 2015, she created, along with Julio Balmaceda, the show “Tango, a Society of Two”, presented in ST. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, she continues her training in yoga, modern dance, stretching, ballet, and theater in order to enhance her skills as a tango dancer, teacher and performer.

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HELENA FERNANDEZ VILLAGRA 

A classical dancer since she was 3 years old, Helena graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in Londres (2000). Although she has experience in many styles of dance (classic ballet, jazz, ballroom dance, samba, flamenco), Helena became an international dancer and choreographer of Tango after 10 years of dedication to this style (since 2004). Helena has participated in many televisions programs in Rede Globo de Televisão and mounted choreographies for renowned actors and actresses Cristiane Torloni in Dança dos Famosos, Paulo César Grande, Louise Cardoso. Her international career, she danced in important theaters (London: Leicester Square Theatre, Korea: Lotte World Theater, Brazil: Teatro dos 4, Liceu de Artes e Oficios etc) and milongas (Buenos Aires: Confeitaria Ideal, La Marshal, Gricel etc). Was sworn in competitions in Brazil  (Festival Nacional de Dança – Brasil; Belém do Pará em 2009 e 2010). Amongst other activities, she currently performs tounes, shows, and teaches workshops and classes of Tango and Latin rhythms in Brazil, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Together, they form one of the most prestigious Argentine tango dance couples for their artistic versatility that allows them to interpret the most diverse styles, from tango salon, fantasy and traditional to the most modern and innovative.


CLAUDIO VILLAGRA 

Claudio Villagra took his first steps at an early age, and his roots having come from his grandfather, Hector Contreras, who was his mentor in the early stages of his Tango training.  He then followed teachings by Juan Aurelio, Juan Carlos Copes, Virulazo, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Gloria and Eduardo, Dinzel, N. Guichanduc; world-famous recognised Maestros who contributed extensively to his training. After dancing in various tango shows in Buenos Aires, such as CASABLANCA, LA VENTANA, Michelangelo and El QUERANDI, he began his International career abroad.  Claudio has been through several important stages in the world like Walter Kerr and Marquis on Broadway New York, staying in for 2 years, Olympia in Paris, Teatro Colon, Luna Park, Astral and Cervantes in Buenos Aires, National Auditorium and Fine Arts Teatro in Mexico. Claudio has worked with the most famous and recognised Tango orchestras like Osvaldo Pugliese, Mariano Mores, Sexteto Sur, El Arranque, Sexteto Mayor, Color Tango amongst others. His talent has earned him roles in the most renowned international stages in Broadway, Europe, Asia and America in shows alongside major companies as Tanguera, Tango Seduccion, Tango Argentino and Forever Tango, the latter being in the graphic image of the show. 

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JOE CORBATA

Lucila Cionci and Rodrigo "Joe" Corbata founded in 2007, "Formula Tango", the union of years of experience in individual events and festivals. Surprising is the great plasticity and expressiveness of their dance that presents innovative choreographic elements and a particular and personal way to improvise. They focus on energies, musicality and creativity on the floor in a space that is intimate and widely seductive. Watching them on the floor is like watching an artist brush his paint across the canvas, they are impeccable and harmonious. Together they travel and teach in the most prominent festivals including Argentina, Japan, Italy, France, Switzerland, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Turkey, Holand, Ukraine, Spain, Korea, South Africa, Russia Canada and the US. They are passionate in their teaching and philosophical and transmit their energy into their students.


LUCILA CIONCI

Lucila Cionci and Rodrigo "Joe" Corbata founded in 2007, "Formula Tango", the union of years of experience in individual events and festivals. Surprising is the great plasticity and expressiveness of their dance that presents innovative choreographic elements and a particular and personal way to improvise. They focus on energies, musicality and creativity on the floor in a space that is intimate and widely seductive. Watching them on the floor is like watching an artist brush his paint across the canvas, they are impeccable and harmonious. Together they travel and teach in the most prominent festivals including Argentina, Japan, Italy, France, Switzerland, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Turkey, Holand, Ukraine, Spain, Korea, South Africa, Russia Canada and the US. They are passionate in their teaching and philosophical and transmit their energy into their students.

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CECELIA GILCHRIEST

Cecelia Gilchriest is a founding member of YCID and Friends of HSAII.  Cecelia is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of Lincoln Center.  In 2007, she received Lincoln Center’s Directors Emeriti Award for exceptional service.  She was previously a founding member of CineWomen, a networking not for profit for women in the television and film industries.  She has produced the fundraising show Dance Among the Stars for the past 12 years, and directed the charitable activities of the Fred Astaire West Side studio, including fundraising events for the Lincoln Center Institute, DOROT, and Gilda’s Club.


ELINA ROLDAN

Maestro Milonguera Elina Roldan, Argentine tango dancer and teacher, is among the most recognized and respected dancers in the world of tango on all levels! Skilled, soulful and crafty her beautifully grounded milonguera style is noted to be above the best with her traipse vive and her calm sense of surrender. It is no wonder she is sought as one of the most favorite partners to hold and her knowledge and wisdom in tango is unmatched. Elina shares in the passion of teaching and helping dancers discover themselves. She thrives on spreading the soul that tango carries in each one of us and helps dancers to discover it. Her knowledge in music and tango’s musical orchestras transfers in her teachings to seek what was noted in that time period and what is translated today. She continues to teach classes in Argentina and in different countries, as participated in countless dance shows and exhibitions with different dancers throughout her career (Uruguay, Chile, England, USA, Holland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Austria) and is head of procuring the world’s judges in Mundial de Tango and implementing the judging system, rules and regulations.

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GEORGE GARCIA

George Garcia has been teaching and performing dance for more than twenty-five years. Being in continual demand, he has taught at Tango festivals such as Portland’s Tangofest; Tango at Sea; and Las Vegas Tango. Most recently, George was a featured performer in the 2006 World Tango Festival in Japan, where George was also a judge in the annual competition. George is well known for his clear and precise teaching as well as his exquisite and elegant style of tango. George is a DVIDA National Examine and stars in Dance Vision USA’s 20-volume Ultimate Argentine Tango instructional DVD series.

George has studied with several of the Tango world’s finest master teachers, being most influenced by the late, great Carlos Gavito. His incredible balance, timing and grace under pressure have been honed over the years by his mastery of a multitude of sporting pursuits including skateboarding, surfing, cycling, motocross racing, triathlons, racquetball, golf, combat pistol shooting, and fencing. George is the founder of IslaTango in Honolulu, where he presents his innovative semi-annual Argentine Tango Boot Camp. In Hawaii’s fast-growing Tango community, George is the host and DJ of the IslaTango milongas.


CHRISTY COTÉ

Christy Coté has been teaching, performing and choreographing Argentine Tango since 1996 and is one of the most respected teachers of Argentine Tango in the United States today. Her teaching method has been published in the Argentine Tango manuals by Dance Vision which are complimented by a series of 21 instructional videos with partner, George Garcia.Christy’s popular Tango Boot Camps have attracted thousands of students since 2007. She is also one of the featured teachers and performers for CITA, the annual International Tango Congress in Buenos Aires. In 2012 she became the first ever American judge for the Official USA Tango Championships, an annual event sanctioned by the Argentine Government. Christy has been featured on San Francisco’s KTVU Segment 2 Report, KPIX/Channel 5 Evening Magazine, nationally in Dance Spirit Magazine as well as numerous San Francisco/ Bay Area publications.

Christy is one of the founding members and choreographers of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusion created in 2004. Performance credits with the company include Leading Ladies of Tango at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater in 2007, Polly’s Ferman’s Glamour Tango in Chicago 2009, tour with Latin Grammy nominated band Tanghetto in 2011, numerous CITA (International Tango Congress) shows, Lady’s Tango shows with Johana Copes & Queer Tango Festivals in Buenos Aires.

Christy’s choreographic credits include Los Diablos Ganchos cruise ship show, Teatro ZinZanni’s Love, Chaos, and Dinner with Joan Baez, and Tango del Cielo featuring harpist Anna Maria Mendieta. Christy has also coached Cheryl Burke (of Dancing with the Stars fame) for her performance in iconic show Forever Tango, as well as the Smuin Ballet dancers for their production of Tango Palace.

Christy’s performance credits include NCL’s Tango at Sea Cruises, TANGO X 3 at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts, The Elegant EraThe Latin Showat the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, The 28th Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival in 1997 & 2007, 49er’s Half Time Show, La Notte Canta with Pasquale Esposito at Guglielmo Winery, Tanghetto show at ND Ateneo Theatre, Buenos Aires, U.S. tours with Orquesta Victoria of Buenos Aires & MonTango and ongoing dinner shows since 2001 at Pena PachaMama Restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach.

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GUIDO PALACIOS & FLORENCIA CASTILLA

We started dancing together in 2009, and since then we started to share stage with great figures like Esteban Morgado, Raúl Lavie, Julia Zenco, Ernesto Baffa, Alberto Podesta, Atilio Stampone, Carlos Cuacci, Alberto Bianco, Carlos Buono, Pipí Pazzolla, Semino Rossi, Steve-a, the symphony orchestra of Santiago de Chile; At the same time we started to travel through Europe, Asia and Latin America, through the countries of Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Belgium, Austria, Turkey, China, Japan, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil and Paraguay.

In 2012 we were chosen to give a private show to Madonna and her entire cast that took place at "Gala Tango”in Buenos Aires.

In 2013 we were consecrated "World Tango Stage Champions" which allowed us to demonstrate our work of many years

At present we work in “Esquina Carlos Gardel”  and we travel giving classes and exhibitions in different places of the world. We are also choreographic directors of the show "Uma noite em Buenos Aires", work produced by Polaidan Productions, and presented at the main theaters throughout Brazil.

This year we had the honor of being chosen to dance at a private dinner that was held to honor Ron Wood and Mick Jagger (members of the Rolling Stones) after their successful performances in Argentina. 


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GUILLERMO SALVAT

Guillermo Salvat is an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, instructor and director. With 20 years of experience he developed his work at the top of his field worldwide, in over 30 countries in the five continents: from Australia to Europe, from China and Japan to Southafrica, and the entire American continent. 

With an extense international experience in teaching, it outstands his participation in the most important international festivals in Europe, US and around the world, like the Festivals of Rome, Genoa, Karlsruhe, Torino, Vladivostok, the "U.S.T.C. Tango Fantasy", the Festival of New York, Washington, San Francisco, Florida, Vancouver, Boston, Medellin.

He has been judge at several tango competitions, like the US Championship in New York, World Championship in Medellin, and at the World Championship in Buenos Aires.

He has performed in the most prestigious stages around the world, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Kremlin Theatre in Moscow, the Brancaccio in Rome, Canecao in Rio de Janeiro, Luna Park in Buenos Aires, and has directed and choreograph productions in Italy, Colombia, New Zealand, Australia and the US.

In 2006 he created his own company and release the show TANGO-A-TIERRA, that has been presented so far in Buenos Aires, South Africa, Hong Kong, Russia, Ukraine, Chile and Brasil, and in 40 cities in 4 continents around the world whit extraordinary success.


PAUL PELLICORO

Paul Pellicoro began his illustrious career as an athlete and artist. He trained in modern and ballet before finding the right fit in the Ballroom and Latin Dance arena. His inspiration came in the 1970’s as a New York Hustle street dancer. From there he continued his professional training in International Style (ISTD) as well as American Style dancing. He is one of the few experts in the varied authentic styles that he himself helped bring back into fashion. The genres and trends he crusaded for include Argentine Tango, NY Palladium style Mambo “On 2”, and of course the Hustle.

In 1985 he opened the doors to his own studio. It occupied three large floors in a famous dance building at Columbus Circle. Paul and his DanceSport studio became instrumental players in the renaissance of partner dancing in New York City which set the trend for every major city throughout the world. Paul Pellicoro’s DanceSport became New York’s Largest Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio and eventually outgrew its old space at Columbus Circle and moved in November 2006 to its larger newly renovated facility at 22 W. 34th Street adjacent to the famed Empire State Building.

Paul is proud of the fact that DanceSport was the first studio in North America to offer authentic Argentine Tango classes after he sought out the esteemed professionals of what was at the time the hottest ticket on Broadway, Tango Argentino, and worked with them and many other Argentine masters to develop a Tango department that would train dancers in the style of Argentine Tango commonly found in the salons and in the theaters of Buenos Aires. To date no studio has come close to offering the quality and broad curriculum that DanceSport maintains and still offers today.
Paul is also a published author having written the definitive book on Argentine Tango appropriately called “Paul Pellicoro on Tango” published by Barricade Books.

He also is well known as the choreographer and the man who taught Al Pacino the tango sequence in the award winning film “Scent of a Woman”. Some other of Paul’s distinguished work in film also includes “The Object of My Affection”, “Summer of Sam”, and “Flawless” with Robert De Niro. In addition, Paul is a professional adjudicator and he is certified by the Imperial Society of Dances (London).

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