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Teachers, Musicians, Artists, Choreographers and Organizers (More to confirm)

Luciano Brigante & Alejandra Orozco Tango Maya Fest
Luciano & Alejandra

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. 

Guillermo De Fazio & Giovanna Dan Tango Maya Fest
Guillermo & Giovanna

GD Tango represents the partnership of dancers Guillermo De Fazio and Giovanna Dan. The Argentine Tango duo, hailing from Buenos Aires, joined forces after bonding over their shared experience of being raised by artistic families.

With tango performance art as a part of their heart and soul, Guillermo De Fazio, also a part of sibling duo Los Hermanos Macana, and Giovanna Dan have been showcasing their talents around the world together since 2015. 

With a mission of promoting and teaching Argentine tango to the world, GD Tango has participated in numerous international festivals and specializes in spreading the teachings of the most famous milongueros. Guillermo and Giovanna also create their own productions and perform at global events. Their work has taken them all across the U.S. as well as South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


GD Tango most recently completed a show residency at La Casa del Tango in Dubai, and also performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony for a nationally broadcast PBS special. Guillermo and Giovanna continue to perform and tour their signature projects, and award-winning shows called "Once Upon a Tango", "Tango Argentina" by GD Tango and Fabrizio Mocata Quartet, and "Un Viaje Por Buenos Aires". 

Rod Relucio & Jenny Tetters Tango Maya Fest
Rod & Jenny  

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.

Joaquin Besga & Katherine Laiton Tango Maya Fest
Joaquin & Katherin 

Katherine Laiton is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She graduated from the National School of Dance (ENA) in Cuba and holds a degree in Dance from the University of Antioquia in Colombia. With over 20 years of experience in dance, she has been based in Argentina for the past 10 years. Laiton has been invited to participate in various Tango houses in Buenos Aires and has performed at renowned venues such as the Teatro Colón and Teatro Maipú. She has traveled nationally and internationally to countries such as the United States, Russia, Egypt, and Asia, teaching Tango. In 2017, she was the runner-up in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and has also competed in the Tango World Championship, ranking among the top 10 couples globally in the categories of stage tango and salon tango.

Joaquín Besga, on the other hand, is an Argentine Tango dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 20 years of experience. He has been a finalist in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires for several consecutive years in categories such as tango, milonga, and vals. Besga was the champion of the Southern Tango Championship in Los Angeles in 2019 and has served as a judge at national and international levels for various subsites of the Tango World Championship. He appeared in the film "Un Tango Más" alongside Johana Copes and has been invited to teach and perform at prestigious events such as the Sakura Tango Festival in Fukuoka, Japan. Besga has shared his Tango expertise in countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the United States, Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan.

Together, Laiton and Besga have over 10 years of experience teaching Tango professionally. Their research and dedication to the dance form have led them to teach and perform in Argentina and various countries worldwide. They have been finalists in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and the Tango World Championship in recent years. Currently, they offer private and group classes in Buenos Aires and perform at "Catulo Tango," one of the most emblematic Tango houses in the city. In February, they were crowned champions of the "Sonrisas Carnaval Tango Fest" in the Professional Tango de Pista category, earning an invitation to participate in the prestigious "Tango Maya Fest."

John Miller & Jesica Cutler Tango Maya Fest
Jessica & John
John Miller and Jesica Cutler are dancers and teachers based in Denver, Colorado. They have taught and performed at numerous Tango festivals across North America. In addition to their weekly classes, they host Tango on the Rocks, one of the most popular festivals in the United States. 
John Miller and Jesica Cutler have been teaching tango together since 2013 and in that time have developed a style that is fun, connected, and precise. They have taught and performed at numerous festivals across North America.
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