Here you will find a short bio of the Tango Masters participating at the DC Tango Weekend. Private appointments are limited and are taken in a first come first serve basis, book now! (click here!)
Guillermina Quiroga is considered one of the best female tango dancers in the world. She has influenced the role of the woman in the tango in a way that very few women have done so.
In her dancing career, she’s been a soloist with the Julio Iglesias World Tour; she has performed along the Luis Bacalov, Mariano Mores and Color Tango orchestras; and she’s taken part of critically acclaimed shows like Tango x 2, Tango Argentino and Forever Tango on Broadway. She’s been featured in many films: “Naked Tango”, “Marie Galant”, “Assassination Tango” and “Valentina’s Tango”. She has also produced her own show: Tango, Historias Breves. Ms. Quiroga, ‘a queen of tango since the last century’ is considered by The New York Times ‘the Fonteyn of tango’. The NY based newspaper says that ‘the spell of her style begins in her stance. She has a marvelously composed persona and memorably elegant posture’. The LA Times says that Guillermina ‘is famous for fusing traditional tango steps with hyper-flexible leg extensions and athletic lifts. An engaging stage presence and a formidable talent.
Mariano Logiudice has degrees in Physical Education and Psychology, a thesis about “Tango and Elderly” which explores the psychological benefits of the tango dancing on the elder people, and together with Guillermina they have started a new discipline, the union of tango dance and psychology, as therapy for people with physical and emotional needs. As Guillermina’s partner, Mariano has been participating in several, most acclaimed Tango Festivals all over the world. They danced with Tango Argentino at the closing ceremonies at the World Tango championship at Obelisco in Buenos Aires in 2021, and most recently they have been performing in Evita at New York City Center as a soloist Tango couple, Carnegie Hall NY , Lincoln Center, NY, Tango of the Americas at Kennedy Center in Washington DC with Panamerican Symphony orchestra, Kodak Theatre in Rochester with the Philarmonic orchestra, several times at the Embassy of Argentina in DC.
Is one of the new Argentine Tango Masters generation. He has extensive experience as a dancer, and teacher with great recognition in all tango festivals he has been working all over the world. His classes translate his experience, and has become legendary for his clear style, highly effective instruction, and for being just plain fun with dynamic and organic techniques. He has a powerful, and sensual style created by the combination of his personality with his essence, his love and passion for the culture, music, and poetry of Argentine tango that shines through any of his work in dance.
To see a video of Alejandro and Rosalia performing tango (Click Here!)
Adriana Salgado & Orlando Reyes
– ATUSA Official 2019 Stage Tango Champions, Vice Champions Tango Salon
– 2021 Tango Salon Champions, Preliminary USA
Adriana Salgado and Orlando Reyes have been professional dancers and teachers of Argentine Tango for over twenty five years. With background in classical ballet, they started off studying Tango in Buenos Aires under auspices of renowned tango masters. International performances include United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Aruba, Argentina Canada, Indonesia and their native Colombia. They are based in New York since 2007 where they have taught and performed at many tango venues nationwide. In New York City, their performances include: NY Tango Festival in 2007, “Tango Intimo”, in 2008,”Tango Connection” and “Tango Noir” in 2008 and 2009 and “Tango por Ellos”, in 2009, which received the nomination in the Latin ACE Award 2010 for Best choreography.They have been also guest teachers and performers at “Dancing at Sea”, a dance cruise company for Holland America, Norwegian and Royal Princess 2012-2013. Other stage performances were at Tango Malbec House in New York City 2012-2014. In 2018, they placed second on the competition “Pelando Variacion” held in New York City.
Their smooth, romantic, elegant style and solid connection make their Tango Salon and Stage performances outstanding. Their teaching focuses on the subtleties of the connection, posture and overall technique fundamentals. Their passion, love and constant dedication for Argentine Tango is palpable and has won them recognition with awards at home where they have been acclaimed as one of the best representative couples of Colombia and more recently in the USA, where they have become the ATUSA Stage Tango (2019) and Tango de Pista (2021) Champions
Their energetic, precise and passionate dancing style has a lot to offer. To see their performance click below:
Fabio Bonini teaching and performing tango for 20 years. Fabio has a great method of teaching and an enormous understanding of the Tango and its nuances. He breaks down this complex dance into easy and fun to learn components. He is considered one of the most versatile Argentine Tango coach in Washington, DC, metropolitan area because his unique knowledge and experience. Fabio has traveled all over the world with different dance companies teaching and performing, and nowadays is living in Virginia where he teaches regularly. He has worked with Quintango (Tango Quinted) as the main male dancer performing all over USA. Fabio teaches group classes regularly at Forever Dancing Ballroom in Falls Church. Fabio has been travelling frequently to coach different growing Tango Communities in USA. Click here to see Video of Fabio and partner Jennifer dancing tango.
Eduardo Goytia will be DC Tango Weekend music director for the milongas and for the DC Tango Challenge. He is a well-known Tango instructor and performer based in New York City with over 20 years of teaching, performing and DJing experience. He was one of the original founders of the Pittsburgh Tangueros and helped develop the community of dancers in the Pittsburgh area before moving to NYC in 1999. While he specializes in the Tango Salon style, Eduardo’s range of knowledge is broad and he teaches across a wide array of styles including Tango Salon, Tango Nuevo and Tango for stage. He is especially known for his musicality and for understanding how differently Tango Salon, Tango Confiteria, Milonga and Vals should be danced.
Eduardo is recognized for his elegance and has appeared on some of New York finest stages including Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theater, Town Hall, Millenium Theater and the Hammerstein Ballroom as well as countless milongas and off-broadway stages. Eduardo has also appeared in several short films and documentaries and been featured on newscasts in Miami, New York, New Jersey, Pittsburgh and South Korea. In 2007 Eduardo became the US National Champion in Argentine Tango Salon with Cyrena Drusine. Together, they became one of the few American couples to ever make it to the finals of the World Championships in Buenos Aires, meeting with the US Ambassador to Argentina at the US Embassy and officially representing the USA in the championships.
While he focuses on various special projects, Eduardo is currently teaching privately and as a guest teacher throughout NYC and abroad. Eduardo can be seen dancing regularly at milongas around the city as well as performing with various dancers on stage, in shows, on television and at special events. He also regularly DJs popular local milongas and events bringing together a vast collection of traditional and non-traditional tango music gleaned and curated with the help of some of the finest DJs of Buenos Aires milongas.