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Teachers, Musicians, Artists, Choreographers and Organizers
Horacio Godoy & Maricel Giacomini
Horacio and Maricel are, without a doubt, one of the most important pairs of tango dancers today. His career spans more than 30 years in the world of tango, during which he has shown a great variety of qualities that make him stand out among the other artists of the genre.
First of all, Godoy is a dancer with a very personal and recognizable style. His refined technique and his expressiveness on the dance floor have allowed him to be champion of the Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires on two occasions and to be recognized internationally as one of the great masters of tango.
But his career is not limited to being an exceptional dancer. Horacio Godoy has also demonstrated his consistency as a tango producer and businessman. He has created and directed very successful tango shows, such as "Tanguera" and "Chantecler Tango", and has been the artistic director of the Buenos Aires Tango Festival and World Cup.
In addition, he is recognized as a great tango musician, and is the creator of the milonga "La Viruta", one of the most famous in the world. In this space, Godoy has managed to create a unique environment where tango can be enjoyed live and direct, and where the most outstanding dancers of the genre come together.
Finally, as director of his own tango school, "La Viruta", Godoy has contributed to the training of new generations of dancers and has kept alive the legacy of tango as a cultural heritage of Argentina and the world.
In short, Horacio Godoy is the most complete and versatile tango artist today. His career as a dancer, producer, businessman, musician and school director has been exemplary, and his contribution to the world of tango is invaluable.
Maricel Giacomini was born in Buenos Aires. Tango was always present during Maricel's childhood since her grandparents were part of that hobby for the genre that left behind the "golden age" of tango. Thus, dancing, singing and listening to tango was an everyday thing in her family's house and when she was around 15 years old she began to take tango classes and go to the milonga, which would definitely make her fall in love with tango. Over time he began to teach and dance professionally.
In 2005 she was runner-up in the Metropolitan Tango Salon, in 2007 she obtained third place in the World Salon Tango Championship and in 2008 she was runner-up in the World Stage Tango with her partner at the time, Maximiliano Cristiani.
She was part of the cast of tango shows in Buenos Aires such as Cátulo Tango, Esquina Homero Manzi, Tango Palace, Café Tortoni, La Cumparsita, and various tango companies that travel the world, such as "M¡longa" (2012-2017). who has represented tango in prestigious theaters around the world such as Moscow Bolshoi, Sydney Opera House, Oslo Opera House, Taiwan National Theatre, London's Sadler Wells, New Your City Center among others.
Since 2009 he has been a member of “La Viruta Tango Club” where he currently teaches and dances with Horacio “Pebete” Godoy.
In 2021 Maricel obtained the "Ontological Coaching Certification" that trained her with specific tools to facilitate learning, connection and communication.
Luciano Brigante & Alejandra Orozco
Luciano Brigante and Alejandra Orozco are dancers and tango teachers with more than 20 years of international experience. They are proud representatives of the Traditional Tango.
They exemplify the Villa Urquiza tango style with their elegance, softness and precision. Refined dance reflects a great tango tradition, strength and dynamism.
Luciano Runner Up in the Worldcampionship Tango Salon Tango style, obtained third place in the Metropolitan Championship representing Club Sunderland in Buenos Aires in 2004.
They were choreographers and dancers representing Argentina at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and they are producers and promoters of the TANGO CULTURE throughout the world.
In addition, they created the Tango Brigante teaching method and have been guest conductors in tango schools in Germany, the United States and Mexico. Participation in stellar and leading videos directed by award-winning director Mel Gibson, and have been invited to perform exclusively for royalty and presidents in Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Argentina and Mexico.
His tour to teach the Tango Brigante method includes Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States.
Hugo Patyn & Celina Rotundo
Celina Rotundo & Hugo Patyn two excellent Dancers, Choreographers and Master Instructors of Argentine Tango. From Buenos Aires, Argentina, these two creators and directors of various productions know how to reach the public by touching the deepest feelings when watching them dance, they have made different appearances in Cinema, Short Films, Advertisements, Festivals and Tango Shows in more than 30 countries.
There is no public that does not burst into applause when his show is presented. Celina & Hugo are two authentic representatives of the Tango culture.
As teachers they have trained hundreds of dancers into great milongueros as well as professionals who today travel all over the world.
They use an exclusive and approved method where in their classes each person, regardless of their level, reaches their objectives, managing to learn and incorporate what they have learned.
Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert
Dancers, Choreographers, Masters and Judges of Argentine Tango.
From Argentina to the World, 25 years dancing together. They have a long career that includes more than 200 Festivals around the World.
They quickly became one of the most recognized couples of Argentine Tango of our time. Their impressive scenic interpretation and expressive capacity are received with enthusiasm in theaters and stages worldwide.
They were protagonists of the most important and acclaimed international tango festivals of the last years (in cities such as Berlin, Rome, London, Paris, Lisbon, Athens, Istanbul, São Paulo, Dubai, Chicago, Sitges, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei , Catania, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Brussels, Miami, Montreal, Boulder, New York , Philadelphia and others).
Since 2002 they are also main teachers and dancers at CITA (International Congress of Argentine Tango) and the World Dance Championship organized by the World Dance Council. They are masters of the South American Open in Buenos Aires. Alejandra participated on several occasions in the Mujercitas Tango Festival.
Between 2003 to 2010 they were choreographers and the principal couple of the Otango show & Cincotango show which were highly successful in Belgium, France Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia.
They teach regularly in the United States at the Fred Asteire studios as well as at several ballroom schools. Adrian & Alejandra have also shared stage events and shows with famous orchestras such as the Sexteto Mayor, Color Tango, El Arranque, Los Reyes del Tango and Sexteto Canyengue.
Since 2012 they have been teachers and members of the jury of the tango world championship in Buenos Aires and ATUSA in the categories of stage tango and track tango and artists and jury of International Tango Summit in Los Angeles. Also they are judges for Premios Tango and coaches for the reality show TangoChamps.
They have lived in the United States since 2014 with their two daughters. They currently live in Weston, Florida where they organize intensive tango seminars and regular classes where they bring their passion and knowledge to the great Tango community in the USA.
Rod Relucio & Jenny Tetters
They believe that connection, musicality, and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of Tango. In their classes they want to concentrate on how to be comfortable inside the embrace, based on the logic and naturalness of the movement. They travel all around the US as well as abroad (Vancouver, Victoria, Mexico City, Cancun, Poland, India, Italy, etc…) to perform and share their tango knowledge at festivals and weekend workshops.
In Chicago, their classes are taught with an eye on encouraging and nurturing individual artistic styles while at the same time stressing the core movements and strong values of traditional tango. Their infectious energy and love of the dance has created a large following of students in Chicago and the surrounding area. They are the founders of 312 Movement, which organizes events (monthly milongas and weekend workshops), djaying, performing, and teaching. When they are in town (Chicago), you can easily find them supporting various tango events and social dancing at one of the weekly/monthly milongas.