Claudio Villagra and Helena 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.
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.
Based on this knowledge and experience he later formed a new project, his own show “Latin Tango” developing the same as director and choreographer. His excellence led him to different countries teaching classes and being invited as jury of the most important championships and festivals of Tango around the world.
In his trajectory, he made many works with recognized dancers. Today he is partnered with one of the best dancers and artists of the tango world, Helena Fernandez. 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.
A classical dancer since she was 3 years old, HELENA FERNANDEZ 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).
She graduated in Physiotherapy and specialized in neurological patients, having attended many courses in this area, and she use these concepts in her classes of technique for women and Tango.
She lived in Argentina and at this time made lessons with important international teachers (Julio Balmaceda, Roberto Herrera, Jorge Dispari, Gustavo Naveira, Gavito, Jorge Firpo, Facundo e Kely, Gustavo Rosas, Gisela Natoli, Oscar Casais, Hugo Daniel).