Simply put, we have one of the finest teaching staff available for you at ValenTango 2019. All 12 instructors are exceptional teachers and dancers of traditional Argentine tango and have vast international experience in performing and teaching tango. And on top of that, they’re just great people. I think you’re gonna enjoy and learn a lot from them!
“Since our childhood we realized that dancing was the play we loved the most; and today we make that play in our way of living. Embraced by tango many years ago, we try to pass on what our teachers have told us and that what we really love.” Consistently Daniela & Hernan rank at the top in the evaluations and so we are pleased that they will be returning again this year.
Liz and Yannick are one of Europe’s leading “Tango Salon”- dancers and teachers. They love everything about Tango and teach it with openness, humility, patience and a touch of humor to dancers of all levels, always with a strong emphasis on technique and moving naturally.
In their dancing they are able to express the strong connection between them as they strive for simplicity, elegance and musicality in every dance. When they dance Tango Salon in a performance it is 100% improvised.
Tango dancers with over 15 years of national and international experience, with thorough preparation in the styles of Salon and Stage (show). Our academic training includes ballet, Jazz and ballroom dance. Our work and style focus on keeping the traditional tango while emphasizing the technical work to ensure clean movement. We have won several national and international awards, which include 6 finals in worldwide championships, second place in 2007 (Argentina) and first place in 2008 (South Korea)
Murat’s philosophy is to offer students valuable tools that will enable them to take control of their own personal growth. The style of his teaching is holistic in approach and clear in method. He successfully combines technical and sensory exercises with fundamental concepts that lead to all the challenging possibilities of improvisation and expression. As demonstrated in his own dance, he focuses on the origin of movement coming from an agreement in the embrace and has created a unique brand all his own characterized by musicality, playfulness, a balanced partnership and an awareness of social etiquette.
Sigrid’s technique workshops have become a speciality and she is very highly regarded for her pedagogy and her vision of the corporal movement. When dancing tango, Sigrid’s refined elegance is complemented by her great musical interpretation. Thanks to experience and technique, her dynamic movements appear effortless and free. In class she generously shares her knowledge and thus facilitates her students progress.
At age five, Pablo began learning tango from his grandfather in Buenos Aires. He first learned the woman’s role because his grandfather believed that to be able to lead a movement, it was essential to know first the follower’s role. Over the years, tango became more a part of his life and at the age of 20 he went to study Argentine tango and Argentine Folk Dancing in the “Escuela Municipal de Danzas Jose Neglia de Morón” with the teachers Juan Carlos Esposito & Stella Maris Rivero. Since then he as won several major championships in B.A. and has traveled, taught and performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Australia. Pablo has developed a revolutionary teaching technique known as: “Commonsense Applied to Body Biomechanics”- that is the culmination of twenty years’ exposure to tango and physical training.
While on his U.S. tour, Pablo teaches with Chantal Eril, who also began her dance career at age five studying ballet in France. After emigrating to California, she became immersed in flamingo dancing and tango. Chantal is very active in the Bay Area tango community and is known to be friendly, funny and accepting as well as being expressive and fast with great embellishments–check out her video of lady’s embellishments.