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Performers and Teachers 2018

Aoniken Quiroga & Noelia Barsi

Aoniken Quiroga Noelia Barsi bio photo

Aoniken Quiroga, began to dance tango at age 7, surrounded by the great milongueros of Buenos Aires and at the age of 12 years he danced in the great stages of that city.  Developing his own style, at only 19 years he won the title of runner-up in Tango Salon, at the Tango World Championship, in Buenos Aires. As a result he abandoned his career as a lawyer, to dedicate his life to what he loved, to be a Tango dancer. It was at that moment his life turned upside down and he was summoned to be part of the company, "For Ever Tango", He took his dance and style to the stages of the USA and Mexico.

In Buenos Aires he led the most important shows in the city, such as Tango Porteño, at the legendary Café Tortoni, Señor Tango and others.
At 23 years Aoniken Quiroga broadened his career and he participated in the most important festivals in Europe, Asia and America as both a teacher and dancer.
Today, with 25 years of experience in dance, Aoniken has developed his teaching method, based on biomechanics, conscious body work and an understanding of the history of Argentine tango. 

Noelia Barsi,, dancer and teacher of Argentine tango when only a child, began to dance and feel the tango.  Over 25 years ago. She runs big stages as a dancer and teacher in various theaters and the most distinguished Festivals in Argentina and the rest of the world. 

She is known for her outstanding style subtle and delicate, which definitely makes this unique dancer an icon of femininity.
She is a woman who has managed to develop a pedagogy that dazzles, clear and precise in its explanations.
Creator and co-organizer of Tango DeLuxe event (along with Maria Ines Bogado, Josefina Bermudez Avila and Roxana Suarez) As well as the seminar "La mujer en el Tango, técnica femenina para tango salón", which has already participated more than 500 Women around the world.
In recent years she has partnered Javier Rodriguez and worked together with Sebastian Arce. These days she partners the amazing Aoniken Quiroga.
She also was the Director of Tango Salon department in Arcetango academia in Moscow city during 2016. 

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Ricardo Viqueria

Ricardo4Ricardo Viqueira is a "milonguero porteño" and his connection to tango has deep roots.  In his teaching Ricardo emphasizes the close embrace style and the roles of the individual axis and connection between partners. He teaches his students how to recognise opportunities to change direction, develop the ability to dance in small or crowded spaces, and to create their own personal dance.  His teaching is all about dancing in the milonga. Ricardo is known for his ease, elegance, musicality and masterful footwork as well as for being a passionate and inspiring teacher.  Ricardo is also renowned for dancing Milonga Lisa and Milonga with Traspié and Canyengue.

He was the man behind the revival of the historic and well known Club Sin Rumbo in the neighbourhood of Villa Urquiza. He also organized the Cristal Tango in Avenida San Martin in Buenos Aires.

He is one of the most respected and sought-after teachers in Buenos Aires and in the rest of the tango world. He teaches regularly in Italy, France, Spain, UK, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Brazil, the United States, Korea and China.

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Sofia Saborido & Pablo Inza

SESSION SofiaPablo 0159 Edit M 3 After decades of teaching and performing around the globe in the most important tango festivals Pablo and Sofia became an international point of reference in the tango scene. Their professional path made of back and forth trips between Argentina and the rest of the world as well as their expert point of view about the dance are widely appreciated in the tango communities. Refined pedagogues, performers, choreographs, actors, etc Pablo and Sofia are two accomplished artists who partnered in 2013 creating one of the most renowned couples that Argentin tango presently has.

Pablo Inza (Arg) is considered by many to be one of the present day tango scene's most influential figures and has won respect worldwide for his innovative and creative style. Pablo's personal style is rich in contrasting dynamics and playful musicality. Frequently invited to some of the largest tango festivals in Europe and North America, Pablo has been teaching and performing around the world since 1999. An excellent teacher with a great capacity for analysis and an innate sense of musicality, Pablo's classes are popular amongst dancers of all levels.

Dancer, choreographer, stage director and tango teacher. With a rich background in contemporary dance, artistic performance and direction, he started dancing tango in 1992 with both amateur milongueros as well as renowned maestros. He participated as dancer and choreographer in many tango shows in Argentina and also internationally. Since 1999 he has been invited to teach and perform in the most prestigious festivals. As stage director he created "Radio Cabulero"(presented in Bergen International Festival in 2002, Norway) "El arte de amar" (Tangomagia VI 2003, Holland). In Buenos Aires he did "El camion" (2001-02); "Matambre" (2003), "Metronomo" (2004), "Living" (2008) and "En el abrazo"(2012). Between 2004 and 2009 he was the producer and artistic director of Cambalache (a festival based on a fusion of tango, theater and contemporary dance). He was also one of the founders of Practica X (2004-2012) which was one of the most frequented practicas in Buenos Aires.

Sofia Saborido (Arg) A delicate yet intense dancer, Sofia has a extensive background in theatre, ballet, modern and jazz dance. The deep musicality and quality of movement in her dancing is based on a refined and sensitive connection. Being the great grand daughter of Enrique Saborido, a legendary dancer, musician and composer of tangos like La Morocha, Felicia and others, she was literally born with tango in her veins. In 2006 she won the fourth place in the tango championship of Buenos Aires. Since then she dedicates her time on teaching and performing mainly in Europe but also in United States and Asia.

Dancer and tango teacher with a background in theatre, ballet, modern and jazz dance. Great grand-daughter of Enrique Saborido (dancer, musician and composer of tangos like La Morocha or Felicia and many others) Sofia started dancing tango when she was only 10 years old. At the age of 12 she enters in the young tango ballet of La Plata. In 2000 she works in the dinner show "La Cumparsita" and performs every Sunday at the historic show of plaza Dorrego, in San Telmo. In 2006 she wins the 4th place of in the tango championship of Buenos Aires. In 2009 and 2010 she participates as main dancer in the show "Tango Argentique" presented in the Theatre Festival of Avignon. During the last decade she has developed an intensive pedagogical activity abroad and has been invited to teach in more than twenty countries all over the globe.

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German Ballejo and Magdalena Gutierrez 

German Ballejo Magdalena Gutierrez Bio Photo 

Magdalena and Germán have developed a style which can be defined as a traditional dance with contemporary elements, characterized by its elegance and expressiveness, as well as by its original musicality. Since 2015 they have participated in important International Festivals, giving courses and shows. They won the World Tango Championship 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2015 they integrated the Mora Godoy Company, performing the show "Bailando Tango", with performances at the Astral Theater, in Buenos Aires and in various theaters throughout Argentina.

Magdalena Gutierrez’ tango career began in the year 2000. She attended several Tango schools with a variety of teachers: Escuela
Argentina de Tango, Mora Godoy Studio, Fernando Galera, Pablo Veron, Roberto Herrera, Martin Ojeda, Eliana Sanchez, Chicho
Frumboli, Gabriel Angio, Eduardo Cappusi, and Natalia Games, among others.
Her professional career as an artist and dancer took off a couple of years after as she was performing in various tango houses in Buenos
Aires: Tango Complex, Piazzolla Tango, and Tango Gala.
Magdalena was part of the cast of great tango shows, which have been known worldwide, such as Divine Tango (Passions Company,
touring through Spain, Italy, Greece), Tanguera (National Theatre, Argentina), Evita (South Korea), Tango Emotion (Teatro Nacional,
Argentina), and Chantecler Tango (Paris, Tokyo, Teatro Alvear, Argentina).
She is also a member of the “Cuadro de Jóvenes de la Academia Nacional del Tango” (Youth of the National Academy of Tango).
In recent years, she performed in several of the most important international tango festivals in Europe, America, and Asia accompanied
by the great teacher and dancer Horacio Godoy.

Germán Ballejo is a young tango professional, who stands out for his musical, creative, and elegant dance. With an extensive
background on the stage and his love for tango salón style, he is characterized as being a complete dancer, expressive, and with great
acting and teaching skills.
In 1995, at the age of 10, Germán attended his first dancing lessons. His formative years were crucial to his present dance style as he
took classes in various academic institutions and was part of several groups of choreographic dance. This blend between the creative
side of the popular dances and the professionalism required to work on the stage is a defining trait of his art. In 2010, he moved to
Buenos Aires where he began his career as an artist and dancer working in different tango houses: Complex Tango, Gala and La
Ventana. Also, he performed in companies like Tempotango and Pasión de Tango, which gave him the opportunity to go through some of
the most important stages and local theaters in Buenos Aires.
In 2014, he worked for the prestigious and famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias.
Throughout his career, he has taken classes with great tango maestros, among who we can mention: Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo
Naveira and Giselle Anne, Pablo Veron, Ruben and Sabrina Veliz, Fernando Galera and Vilma Vega, Fabian Peralta, Vanesa Villalba
and Facundo Piñero, Germán Cornejo, Alejandra Gutti, Luciana Valle.

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Amelia Rambe & Ferrol Matthew

Amelia FerrolAmelia Rambe and Ferrol Matthew have been dancing together since May 2013, and are well known for their elegant, energetic and passionate dance.  They were in top 5 in Mundial Tango Pista 2015, Subcampeones (runner up) for Metropolitan 2015 Category MILONGUEROS DEL MUNDO in Buenos Aires. They were also Subcampeones for the Asian Championship 2015 in Japan. They have performed in prestigious milongas in Buenos Aires such us as La Baldosa, Malena Sunderland Milonga, Salon Canning, Confiteria Ideal and Milonga "25" in Villa Urquiza. They have performed and taught in festivals in Seoul, Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and Bali.  When they are not travelling they can be found at home in Jakarta teaching in their busy school Java Tango, which they founded themselves.

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