FACUNDO PIÑERO & VANESA VILLALBA
FACUNDO PIÑERO - he worked in Casas de Tango as Madero Tango, Taconeando, Complejo Tango, Barracas Tango, Tango Red and Chiquin. He began to travel the world at 17 years, companies such as: Latin Dance, Tango Odyssey, Tango Emotion, Mora Godoy, Tanguera and Forever Tango.
VANESA VILLALBA - she worked in Casas de Tango as: La Ventana, Piazzolla Tango, Homero Manzi and Boca Tango. She was champion of tango Baradero 2002 and later worked on the jury panel. She traveled the world for 4 years with the company Forever Tango as a dancer and also assistant choreographer.
Vanesa Villalba and Facundo Piñero - they have participated in the festival of Buenos Aires tango with their work DESENCUENTRO. Jurors were World Tango in different regions. They also participate in numerous festivals as teachers and choreographers in different countries, such as Italy, Greece, Korea, Singapore, USA and Japan, Turkey, Russia. read more...<
Roxana Suarez and Sebastian Achaval
Roxana had already listened to Tango music in her mother’s womb. As a young child, she used to go with her to the milonga her grand mother Martita organised in the Congresso district in Buenos Aires. She grew up immersed in Tango, watching the best dancers of the time and learning from famous maestros.
Sebastian discovered Tango when he was 15, after a friend made him join a Tango club. At that moment, without even realising it, he was at a turning point in his life. In 2005, he decided to take part in the Tango World Championship with Ximena Gallichio and they became World Champions. Sebastian and Roxana united their careers in February 2007.
Since then they have taught together and have danced in the most famous milongas porteñas and have taken part in Tango festivals worldwide (Americas, Europe and Oceania). They are one of the tango couples with a greater worldwide recognition. read more...<
Daniel Nacucchio & Cristina Sosa
In 1995 he started to dance tango, he was formed with renowned master on Tango Salon. In 2000 he moved to Japan to teach an dance Argentine Tango. Cristina y Daniel met and started to dance together in a dinner show. Subsequently, in 2008, they went on to participate in the “Metropolitan Tango and Milonga Championship” and also in the “World Tango Championship”. Their hard work paid off, they were crowned champions in all the categories… They also competed and won “The International Japan Open”, making them the ﬁrst tango couple to have won four most prestigious tango competitions within a single year. Now they work all around the world dancing, teaching and judging.
They become in a famous tango couple, for their virtuosity, for the combination of the traditional tango salon and the energy of the stage and for their outstanding pedagogy.
Yanina Valeria Quinones and Neri Luciano Piliu
have been dancing together since 2006. They were professionally trained at the Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino (ACETA) by famous milongueros and teachers such as Carlos Perez and Rosa, Pupi Castello, Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Gerardo Portalea, Toto Faraldo and Milena Plebs, amongst many others.
They took part in tango competitions in Buenos Aires where they won first place in both Tango Salon and Escenario: Pre-World Champions-North Zone Tango Salón in 2006/2007, Pre-World Champions West-South Area Tango Show in 2006, Baradero Festival Champions Tango Escenario in 2006, and they won second place in the Tango Salon World Championship in 2008, which is held annually in Buenos Aires.
Since then, they have performed at some of Buenos Aires’ most well-known Milongas, such as Sunderland, La Baldosa, Salon Canning, Griciel, Porteno Bailarin, often accompanied by top-level orchestras such as Color Tango, La Orchestra de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, and La Orchestra Sans Souci.
They have also worked in some of the most important Buenos Aires theatres including Piazzolla Tango Show, Boca Tango, and Cafe Tortoni.
As teachers, they impart tango lessons in some of the most prestigious schools in Buenos Aires as Escuela Argentina de Tango and Escuela Carlos Copello, and in many countries all over the world as well (Japan, Italy, France, United Kingdom, and Russia).
Tango Rouge Company
Nowadays, you will find them working full-time with the Tango Rouge Company, their own tango company, in which they are artistic directors, choreographers, main characters, and dancers of their own company. They are also working with Natalia Hills’ dance company Tangueros del Sur and Tango x 2 with Miguel Angel Zotto. They teach tango lessons in Salerno at their own academy. They are also tango teachers in Monopoli, Reggio Emilia, and Milan; they participate in workshops anywhere in Europe and in the most prestigious Argentine Tango’s Festivals as Firenze Tango Festival, Torino Tango Festival, Oxford Tango Festival, Senigallia Tango Festival, Frostbite Tango Festival (Finland), Tango D’Amore (Odessa), L’Aquila Tango Festival, and more.
Hiroshi Yaomao & Kyoko Yamao
Born in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. After studying Salon Tango under Kazumi Kuwahara, she worked as an event organizer, dancer, and DJ.
Born in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. After studying salon tango under Kazumi Kuwabara, she worked as a dancer and DJ.
The two strongly sympathized with each other's sincere attitude towards tango and became a pair in 2003.
In 2006, he moved to Buenos Aires to study traditional salon tango and stage tango with Carlos y Rosa Perez, Fabian Pelarta and Valentina Villarroel.
While in Asia, he was asked to perform at government-sponsored festivals and exhibitions at numerous milongas (dance halls).
His achievements in the past few years have been noteworthy, and in 2007 he placed 9th in the Salon Tango category and 4th in the Milonga category out of 570 groups participating in the Tango Dance Championship Buenos Aires City Competition.
At the world competition held in August of the same year, he won 6th place in the Salon Tango category and 3rd place in the short tango category, becoming the first foreigner to win prizes in all four categories, and was an overwhelming success.
He appeared on the critically acclaimed "Almorzando con Mirtha Regrand" (Argentina's highest-rated TV program) and returned from a 15-month study abroad program.
In 2008, he won the Salon Division at the Asian Championships of the World Championships, and in 2009, he became the first foreigner to win the Salon Division of the World Championships, a historic achievement in the history of Argentine tango.
In October of the same year, Tango was recognized as a "World Intangible Cultural Heritage" by UNESCO, and she was invited to a commemorative event to open the event, and is now the most popular dancer in Japan and abroad, and is also actively teaching the next generation as a teacher.
2004 1st Tango Dance Championship Asian Games Salon Department Special Prize
2005 2nd Tango Dance Championship Asian Games Salon Department Special Award (2nd consecutive year)
2006 3rd Tango Dance Championship Asian Games Salon Department Runners-up
2007 The 5th Tango Dance Championship Buenos Aires Milonga Division 4th place (first Japan person)
2007 The 5th Tango Dance Championship Buenos Aires Salon Department 9th place (first Japan person)
2007 The 5th Tango Dance Championship World Championships Stage Division 3rd place in the world (podium)
2007 The 5th Tango Dance Championship World Championships Salon Department No. 6 in the world (first Japan)
2008 The 5th Tango Dance Championship Asian Games Salon Department championship
2008 6th Tango Dance Championship World Championships Salon Department Finalist (2nd consecutive year)
2009 7th Tango Dance Championship World Championships Salon Department World Champion
They have been invited to performed in many pretigeous milongas in Buenos Aires, Argentina etc.