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).
Analía Centurión & Jeremias Fors
Analia Centurion is an internationally renowned Tango dancer and instructor. From the tender age of 6, her formation included piano and classical ballet. She began to dance Argentine Tango in 1995. Two years later she became stage tango champion in the most prestigious youth competitions in the province of Buenos Aires.
Her trajectory includes dancing with the companies of Juan Carlos Copes, Mora Godoy and the great Mariano Mores, as well as some of the most famous Tango Dinner/Shows of Buenos Aires: Piazzolla Tango, Madero Tango, La Ventana Tango and many more.
In the halls of Buenos Aires, she learned with great milongueros such as Mingo Pugliese, Puppy Castello and Gerardo Portalea. Performing in the most famous milongas: La Baldosa, El Parakultural, Sunderland Club, etc. She also studied and graduated from the academy “Estilos de Tango Argentino”.
Most recently she has represented her Argentine Culture in the Vail International Dance Festival, along great stars of the American Ballet Theatre and Martha Graham Dance Company amongst others. Her artistry gained her recognition in magazines like The New Yorker and made headlines nine times in the the New York Times.
She was Jury at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires and Metropolitan of tango in Buenos Aires.
As a teacher, she has participated in numerous international Tango Festivals: London (2009), Seúl (2010), Beijing (2009), Hong Kong (2012), Paradise Bali (2015), Sydney (2012 & 2014), Red Carpet Tango Festival (Las Vegas, 2012-14), Argentina’s Dancing with the Stars, Yakarta (2013), Japan (2009-2010), Toronto (2011), Istanbul (2015), Caserta (Italy, 2016), Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Greece, Baltic Nations, Stockholm and many more.
Recently, most of her engagements have gravitated towards the United States, teaching seminars, workshops and performing in New York NY, San Francisco CA, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Salinas CA, Albuquerque NM, Miami FL, El Paso TX, Los Angeles CA, San Diego CA, Honolulu and Kailua HI.
In Argentina, Analia is the founder of Centurion Tango Academy in Buenos Aires, where she has taught and directed the school for more than four years. For all things Analia Centurion, please visit www.analiatango.blogspot.com & www.centuriontangoacademia.blogspot.com
Argentine native Jeremias Fors was trained musically by his father since he was seven years old and attended the music programs of New World School of the Arts and Florida International University on full scholarships as a Music Performance Mayor. This training and discipline then carried over into the tango: As a dancer, teacher and choreographer.
In 2010 he co-founded the company Tango Axis LLC. and created the shows “Eras del Tango” (2010) and “Amor Porteño” a.k.a Tango Suites (2016). Jeremias has also performed and choreographed with the following shows and groups: Maria de Buenos Aires (Atlanta Opera 2017, New Orleans Opera 2017, Nashville Opera 2017, Florida Grand Opera 2013), Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango (2016), the U.S. tours of This Is Tango Now-Identidad (2013, 2012), Masters of Tango by Tango Fantasy (2011), La Magia del Tango (2016, 2015), A Puro Tango II (2014), Amor de Tango (2011), Tango Lovers (2009), Lancaster Symphony, South Florida Chamber Orquesta, Sexteto Milonguero, Anibal Berraute Quartet, Quintango, Guillermo Petri’s Grand Orquesta, Alvaro Hagopian Trio, Artango Dance Company, Tango Fantasy and Dance South Florida Entertainment, among many others.
His dancing in the FGO’s interpretation of Piazzolla’s Operetta; “Maria de Buenos Aires” and Robert Rodriguez’s musical piece “Tango”, both directed by Jose Maria Condemi, were chosen “Top 10 Performances of 2013″ by South Florida Classical Review.
As a teacher, Jeremias has developed a highly technical teaching style that embarks the full vocabulary of the tango dance today. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has taught and performed in the following festivals: Yunta Brava Florida (2016), Florida Tango Encounter (2016 & 2017), 15th Miami Tango Fantasy Festival (2011), 9th Annual Boston Tango Festival (2012) and Boulder Tango Festival (2014 & 2016).
Analia and Jeremias performing at the Milonga Nocturna, February 17, 2018 to "Patético" by Osvaldo Pugliese.
She is the young master that divulges the historic tango to the masses. The elder milongueros in Argentina respect and adore her. She is to these elders the ambassador that transmits in everyone the original tango.
Armando Orzuza y Nuria Martinez
Armando Orzuza born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been seen as a dancer in the Broadway show of “Tango Passion” in New York and Miami, in the promotion of the album "Tango" by Julio Iglesias, as principal dancer in the movie “Assassination Tango” directed by Robert Duvall, in NYC at “Jazz at Lincoln Center” with Avantango, in the Opera “Y Borges Cuenta Que...” directed by Luis Bacalov, with Jon Secada in the Broadway-style show of “We” directed by Neil Goldberg, in “Tango Nuevo Cabaret” (Canada, Buenos Aires, USA) and the show “C’est Rouge” at the Faena Theater.
As dance consultant and choreographer, he worked in Alan Parker’s movie "Evita", and in the 2004 Madonna’s “Re-invention” touring show. He has self-produced “Tangoing” in the West Coast, “Tango, the Show” in USA and Japan, and coordinated and supervised the recording of the double CD album of “Quilombo” in Buenos Aires in 2016.
He has performed and taught the tango at Tango Festivals, public and private events, cultural organizations, embassies, consulates, schools, universities and theaters throughout Europe, Japan, South America and the United States.
Nuria Martinez was born in Spain. Her first training in Ballet was received at the Madrid’s National School of Ballet under the direction of Maya Plisetskaya. She then completed a Dance Diploma at the Laban Center in London and the Merce Cunningham Studio in NYC through various fellowships.
Her first international appearance was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the production of “West Side Story”. In NYC, she performed as a modern dancer for the Dance on Camera Film Festival, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and the NY State Theater.
In 2004, Ms. Martínez became an apprentice for Jennifer Muller/The Works and a highlighted dancer of the Washington National Opera. She has appeared in theater as a dancer/actress in off-Broadway productions, the Midtown International Theater Festival, and at the Cherry Lane Theater, in NYC.
As a Tango dancer, she appeared at “Jazz at Lincoln Center” with Avantango, in the Opera “Y Borges Cuenta Que...” directed by Luis Bacalov in Italy, with Jon Secada in the Broadway-style show of “We” directed by Neil Goldberg, “Tango Nuevo Cabaret” (Canada, Buenos Aires, USA) and in the show “C’est Rouge” at the Faena Theater.
She has performed and taught the tango at Tango Festivals, public and private events, cultural organizations, schools, universities, and theaters throughout Europe and the United States.
Jesus Velazquez and Mariana Castro
El Flaco Dany
Daniel Garcia, known as El Flaco Dany, is an icon for milonga con traspie all over the world. He has been dancing tango for more than 60 years, and has extensive teaching experience of tango salon & milonga in various countries in the last 20 years, many of them in the company of his best friend Gavito.
He is recognized by most tango dancers and aficionados as the best dancer of milonga contraspie. Among his dance partners are: Silvina Vals, Natacha Poberaj, Lorena Ermocida etc.
Apart from his dance, he conveys the tango culture, essence and evolution. For the last 5 years, he’s been part of the jury in the Tango World Championship.
Marcos y Florencia
Marcos & Florencia are truly representatives of the young artist's generation who have made Tango, which is the artistic expression that defines their country, not just a passion that has united them, but also a talented professional career.
They became a tango couple in 2013, although individually they already had been dancing tango for over 10 years, learning and researching it.
They have studied with most of the most important teachers of Argentine Tango, achieving a refined and elegant dance style that characterizes them.
They have developed a unique style, mixing elements of traditional tango, keeping the roots of tango salon inherited from their teachers and the best "milongueros", but with new tools that they have incorporated into their dance by studying stage tango, always preserving the essence of the "tango de pista " with an intimate embrace and the couple's connection as a fundamental premise.
Between 2013 and 2014, they worked in the historic "Café Tortoni´s Show" in Buenos Aires. They also integrated the staff of "Añoranzas Tango Show" and they have performed in the most famous milongas in Buenos Aires, such as Salón Canning, Sunderland Club, Sin Rumbo, Club Villa Malcolm, Floreal Milonga and La Baldosa among others.
In 2015 they were called to integrate the ENTA (Nacional Space of Argentine Tango), an educational and cultural program, unpublished and unique in the World, for advancedtango dancers, which aims to preserve the knowledge and experience of this popular dance, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation, and directed by Silvana Grill.
In 2015, they received 2nd Place in The Buenos Aires City Tango Championship, achieving a high recognition in their artistic career. In 2017, they were finalists in the World Championships held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
At the present time, Marcos and Florencia continue their constant training, researching and creating to achieve the most accurate transmission of tango, it's roots and the love for this dance that has changed their lives and amazed the whole world.
We hosted the lovable Marcos y Florencia from July 3 to 8, 2017. We had a great time as they taught us their techniques and passionate style.
Marcos & Florencia are truly representatives of the young artist's generation who have made Tango, which is the artistic expression that defines their country, not just a passion that has united them, but also a talented professional career.
Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz
The Father of Volcadas and Colgadas
Fabián Salas is a famous Master Argentine Tango dancer, teacher, and choreographer from Buenos Aires, with over 30 years of professional experience. Partnered with his wife, Lola Diaz, they have taught thousands of tango fans worldwide and specifically in Argentina, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Russia, Greece, Turkey, and other countries.
In 1992, Fabian became one of the first professional touring teachers in history and in 1995, he pioneered the development of a revolutionary way of understanding, teaching and dancing the tango. Fabian assisted in filming the famous motion picture "Evita" in 1996, and a year later became internationally recognized for his principal dance role in the award-winning film "The Tango Lesson." Since then, Fabian hosted BBC’s “The real… Buenos Aires” and “BBC World Services Radio.”
For dance education, Fabian is recognized as a Master Teacher and currently leads the tango organizations Cosmotango and TangoPal. He distributes his series of instructional videos to teach authentic Tango in 10 easy lessons. In the world of tango events, Fabian heads up the single most influential tango event-- CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino). It is deemed the world's most important and longest running annual tango event, which brings together tango lovers, practitioners and leading tango artists in the Argentine capital.
Awards and Accolades
*2015 Outstanding Personality of Culture
Lola Díaz’s role in dance education began when she was only five years old. When she was 7, she was enrolled in the famous Teatro Colón School of Dance, where she studied all dance genres from Jazz and Modern to Tango, and namely classical ballet under the world-renowned Julio Bocca until the age of 16-- at which time, she became permanent staff of the theatre from 1999 to 2002. Later, Lola would teach Tango at the famous Buenos Aires school, La Viruta, for four years.
As a lead Tanguera, Lola has participated in various dance productions, including as the principal lady and assistant choreographer with Pablo Verón in 2006’s “Tango Hereje,” as lead lady and choreographer in the 2007 production “Nexus,” and “La hora del Tango” with Pablo Verón at the Festival Classico Pompeiano in 2007. Since 2009, Lola is a very active teacher, performer and CITA organizer with her husband, Fabián.
It was an honor to have the great Fabian Salas, the creator of CITA, and Lola Diaz, as our first Tango Master to teach at our new location in Kensington, MD. This was Fabian Salas' first visit to the DC area after 17 years. Betty Runge, the pioneer of Argentine Tango in Washington DC, was the first to host Fabian Salas almost 20 years ago.
- November 2017
Caminito Amigo wishes to thank Jorge Torres for sharing his vast Argentine Tango knowledge with all of us that were fortunate enough to be in his classes, privates and workshops.
He honors the traditional style that Caminito Amigo aspires to. It was our honor to host Jorge Torres here at Caminito Amigo and look forward to seeing him again very soon.
Caminito Amigo Studio
February 8 -11, 2018
I first saw Jorge Torres dancing in Forever Tango back in 1999 were he was the Captain of the group. Since then I have followed Jorge’s career closely. He honors the traditional style of tango that I aspire to. It is an honor to host Jorge Torres here at Caminito Amigo Studio. I wish to share him with you that have the same aspirations.
"Tango is a conversation. We speak to each other with our bodies."
"The great leader is the one that makes the lady smile with satisfaction."
February 10, 2018 Workshop
Caminito Amigo Studio
Jorge Torres began his dance training at the age of 3 under the tutelage of Norberto Guichenduc starting with the different styles of Argentine Folk dances. Soon thereafter, Mr. Norberto Guichenduc, recognizing Jorge’s natural talent, became his personal trainer, mentor and friend for life and thus began years of classical training in ballet, tango, and performance. Before graduating from his studies to be a dance teacher himself, Jorge embarked on a professional career at the internationally renowned Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires which lasted for a decade.
Among few, Jorge Torres has studied the art of Argentine Tango from dancers and teachers of great stature, including Rodolfo Dinzel, Pepito Avellaneda, and Antonio Todaro. He has performed in noted tango houses and theaters in Argentina along with notable tango orchestras such as Sexteto Mayor in Santiago’s Municipal Theatre-Chile. His extensive list of shows includes “Imagenes”, “Tango y Añoranzas”, “La Pesada del Tango”, “Tangokinesis”, “Tanguisimo 91”, ”Tango Tango”, “Viva Tango”, “Tango Passion”, “Buenos Aires Tango Show”, “Tango Seduction”, and most renownly, the Broadway and international hit “Forever Tango”, for which he has been part of the original cast and the Dance Captain from 1995 to 2007.
He was nominated for Tony Award Best Choreography for his outstanding work in “Forever Tango”. The show ran for over a year at the Marquis Theater in New York City. In that same year “Forever Tango” was also nominated for best choreography by the Outer Critics Circle and nominated for four awards including best choreography by the Drama Desk.
Jorge Torres has also coordinated shows such as “World Tango Week” in Tokyo and Directed the Show “Tango Legend” attracting record breaking results each time. In 2013, Malbec and Tango house-- the first tango house outside Argentina was established in New York City with him being the choreographer and dance captain.
He has recorded ‘A Evaristo Carriego’ in the video “Dancing in the moment” with Karen Kain for the Canadian Broadcasting Company directed by Luis Bravo.
In December 2014, The New York Times recognized Jorge Torres as one of the ten best male dancers of the year.
Jorge Torres was a member of the final jury for the first Mundial de Tango (World Tango Championship) in Buenos Aires in 2003. In 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and most recently August 2017, he repeatedly stood among other legendary tango figures as judge at the Finals of both Stage and Salon Category for Mundial de Tango.
In addition, he was the jury for the Asian Championship in 2011 and has been the main jury for the USA Tango Championships since 2007.
Admittedly the consummate professional who has achieved the highest standards and accolades, Jorge Torres nonetheless humbly remains thirsty for knowledge, curious for new possibilities and amiable for teaching style : “in order to succeed you must always believe you are wearing a white belt”.
As dance captain of numerous celebrated shows, juror of the tango championships, creative director of The Shimmy Club, Inc., and artistic director for the American Tango Institute, he is constantly touring across the USA, Asia and Europe, teaching and inspiring others in the art of Argentine Tango.
Nito y Elba
Elegant and graceful, Nito and Elba Garcia are two of the most beloved and respected tango dancers, well into their sixth decade of dancing, who have toured the world as ambassadors of tango.
Elba was born in Junin, Buenos Aires and Nito in Buenos Aires Province. Nito started his professional career by winning fifteen consecutive dancing contests from 1955 – 1965. In 1966 he performed with Osvaldo Pugliese in Cielo de Barrilete at the Marconi Theatre.
Since the early 1990s Nito and his partner Elba have been guest performers and teachers in established tango festivals throughout the United States – from San Francisco, Los Angeles & New York, to Texas, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Plus Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Jamaica.
When in Buenos Aires, they perform regularly in the tango show at the Esquina Carlos Gardel, have been invited to teach at CITA every year and are highly in demand as private coaches for professional couples in Buenos Aires.
The Masters of Masters
A moving performance.
Eastern Market | Washington DC | June 8, 2017
Cristian Palomo y Melisa Sacchi
Cristian Palomo and Melisa Sacchi, the 2016 World Tango Champions, are talented and well rounded representatives of a generation of young dancers who are dedicated to the art and tradition of tango.
Cristian comes from a family of folkloric dancers, his love for dancing started in 1999 in the ballet folclorico municipal de Gral. San Martin and went on learning, performing and gaining recognition. His first contact with tango was in 2003 at the National Institute of ARt (IUNA). Melisa started ballet as a kid and started her tango training in 2001 with several instructors, milongueros and choreographers. In 2007 she was selected to enter the Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino (ACETA). She has been performing and furthering her training.
Cristian and Melisa met four years ago dancing D'Arienzo in a milonga in San Telmo. Together they joined the tango company of Jesus Velázquez, they taught, and performed in shows and milongas in Buenos Aires. In 2015 they won the Metropolitan tango championship and arrived second in the World Championship for tango salon that they won in 2016, and in the final for stage tango.
Thank you to 2016 Salon Tango World Champions Cristian Palomo & Melisa Sacchi for their professionalism, dedication and friendship to all Camino Amigos of the metropolitan area of Washington DC.
- May 2017
Watch as Cristian and Melisa are crowned 2016 Salon Tango World Champions in Buenos Aires! A truly moving moment. The competition drew more than 2,000 participants from around the world.
Damian Mechura and Veronica Vazquez
Damian and Veronica have a clean style and dance with elegance.
In 2012 and 2013 Veronic was a finalist in Tango, Milonga and Vals in the Campeonato Metropolitano de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, and won 2nd place in Milonga, and the 3rd place in Vals. Also in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and now 2016 she was a finalist in the Mundial de Tango, Categoria Salon.
Damian won the Tango Salon Championship of La Plata and, and both of them were finalists in last year’s Mundial de Tango.
Since September 2015, they began dancing and working together both sharing the same aim: transmit the legacy and passion for TANGO to the students and the audience.
Caminito Amigo wants to thank all the students that came and supported Damian and Veronica with their classes, workshops, asado and private classes from March 20 - 29, 2017.
Watch Damian and Veronica dance to Dos Fracasos by Miguel Calo.
We had a great time visiting other milongas, a wonderful day of asado, listening to their tango stories and had a pleasurable time with them.
We look forward to hosting them again in the near future and are very proud to have another wonderful and professional couple to share their expertise with those that wish to improve their style of dance.
Gustavo and Maria
Gustavo Benzecry Saba and Maria Olivera's teaching method is both precise and gradual. They regularly teach workshops in their home town and in international festival and events. Their kindness and good sense of humor make the learning very effective for the students.
Gustavo is patient and reflective, María brings dynamism and clarity in the concepts. They’ve been touring Europe and America since 2006 as teachers and dancers, taking part in many international events.
Hector Nelson Avila and Madalyn Avila
Nelson Avila was a star in the original cast of Tango Argentino. Tango Argentino was the first Latin Show presented on Broadway and was twice nominated for Tony Awards for best musical, best choreography, and best costumes. He and his dance partner Nelida Rodriguez, already renowned throughout Latin America, rapidly became world famous.
The show played to rave reviews throughout Europe, Canada and Japan as well as 59 cities in the US. Audiences included the royal and the famous: Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ann Miller, Rita Moreno, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolph Nureyev, Burt Reynolds, Kirk Douglas, Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Liza Minnelli, Katherine Hepburn, and Placido Domingo.
Nelson is a member of the fourth generation of the “Academia Nacional del Tango".
He has trained many professionals, actors and dancers including Rita Moreno, Sharon Stone, Linda Cristal, the Russian dancer Vasilev, Anthony Quinn and Robert Duvall.
Nelson starred in Forever Tango on Broadway in 2004 and traveled with the Company to Rome, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia and Detroit. In 2006, he danced with Che Tango one of the bestknown Tango companies in Buenos Aires.
Now based in New York, Nelson continues to excite audiences, performing with his wife anddancepartner, Madalyn, a passionate tango, ballroom and social dancer, who brings elegance, charm and passion to their performances.
Nelson is renowned for his artistic contributions to the tango. He is an innovator of dance steps that are famous for their intricacy, beauty and elegance. Nelson has the strength of a great athlete and the beauty of line of a grand master of dance. He can perform all styles of Argentine dance from early folkloric dances to the latest tango nuevo. Some involve only rhythmic foot work; some the historical styles of the grand milongueros. Nelson has the artistic integrity, rhythmic precision, strength, carriage, elegance, musicality and originality to that put him at the pinnacle of his profession.
Wherever he goes in the world of tango today, Nelson Avila is revered as a true legend in his own time.
Enchanted by the passion, beauty, and sensuality of the Argentine Tango when the Broadway Show Tango Argentino ignited New York in 1985, Madalyn's passion and love for Argentine Tango began. With her dance partner and husband, the Legendary Broadway Argentine Tango Star Nelson Avila, they perform and teach Nelson’s Classic Argentine Tango for enthusiastic students and audiences in local shows, fund raisers and Tango exhibitions: New York, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Toronto and Buenos Aires.
Madalyn's dance and music life began at three years old, with studies and adventures learning Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and continued as an adult, to learn and master English and American Country Dance, Swing, Country Western, Waltz, Foxtrot, American Tango and most passionately Argentine Tango. In 1988, she was granted a second Masters of Arts, from Columbia University-Teacher’s College, specializing in the Education of the Gifted and Talented. As an educator she is committed to sharing her love of social dance and empowering students to develop fine technique and to dance with joy and individuality of style.
Since 1995 she has been teaching group and private classes in Ballroom and Argentine Tango: Jubilee Multicultural Art Center, Warwick, NY; Dance Manhattan, New York, NY; International Dance Studio, Maspeth, NY; AT&T New York Ballroom Dance Class for an enrichment program for personnel; Ricki Lake Show, trained couple in Waltz for television appearance; Fred Astaire Studios, Manhasset, NY; Great Neck School of Dance, Great Neck, NY; Philosophy Day School, Manhattan; Westbury Friends School, LI.
Notable Ballroom Performances include: Amerimusica, under the direction of Jacques d'Amboise, with the National Dance Institute, The Arcady Festival in Maine with the New York Ragtime Orchestra, and The Waldorf Astoria’s Gala Viennese Opera Ball.
From 2002 -2004 she worked with world class Ballet Master Momchil Mladenov and the American Ballet Russe to produce, create and perform in an original Ballet entitled Trilogy, incorporating Classical Ballet, Classic Odissi Dance and Argentine Tango. Madalyn and Nelson also produced, choreographed and performed in a wonderful dance event for the Floral Park Arts Council entitled An Evening of Dance.
Inspired by the work of the great Jazz Master Luigi and Nelson Avila's Tango Body Movement Technique, she has created an empowering dance exercise class entitled Jazz Tango.
Eduardo Saucedo is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a Master Teacher and Dancer of Argentine Tango in all its styles. He is also a choreographer, DJ, MC, and Producer of Tango Shows and is internationally recognized for his love and passion of Tango.
Eduardo considers Tango to be an admirable art form that expresses body, mind, spirit and soul. His professionalism, clear communication and positive energy motivates and inspires everybody.
His teaching is creative and practical, focusing on subtle details and blending reason, logic, emotions and personality to create a pure and authentic tango embrace.. He is an expert on details of the movement and body language.
Eduardo taught in the majestic La Confiteria Ideal “La Gran Dame de la Belle Epoque” in Buenos Aires for 10 years. The essence of Buenos Aires can be felt in his dancing and teaching.
Eduardo travels the world sharing his culture and knowledge of the dance, bringing his message of Love, Passion, Joy, Life with Respect and Freedom for Peace in the World.
Studio Eduardo Saucedo is located in Palermo, Buenos Aires. From his private studio many Tango and Art related activities and projects are being coordinated and produced.
Argentinian Diego Ocampo creates a laboratory of movement, keeping the base of traditional tango, but using variations in the mythic Tango Embrace that reveal a new approach to tango in all it’s forms. He believes that tango is not only a dance, but also a form of musical and dramatic expression.