Category Archives: Maestros 2017

Brenno Marques and Eva Icikson

Brenno and Eva are a rising star among the young generation of tango dancers from Argentina.

Brenno has been dancing since the age of 14. He started Latin-American ones: salsa, zouk, samba, bolero, etc. Later he discovers argentine tango, which remains his primary dance and he keeps exploring new aspects of tango ever since.
Eva has been dancing classical and contemporary dances since the age of 15. She took up on tango at the age of 22.

The couple has been together for more than 4 years and they continuously evolve as professional dancers and teachers, constantly improving and discovering new aspects of tango.

Brenno and Eva managed to find their own unique style and way of dancing, a combination of modern ideas and their individuality along with more traditional aspects of the dance. They are welcomed guests at the most important international tango events and milongas. Brenno and Eva are among the most recognizable and acclaimed young couples in the world of Tango Salon.

Their favorite orchestras are Troilo and D’Arienzo, those whom they consider their teachers and inspiration are Cacho Capato, Mario Morales, Juan Malizia and Manuela Rossi, Natalia Hills and Alejandro Aquino, Graciela Gonzalez, Javier Rodriguez, Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa and many others. They used to take musicality lessons from Horacio Godoy.

Brenno and Eva have visited countless amount of festivals and workshops in Turkey, Egypt, Chernogoria, Slovakia, Sweden, Hungary, Brasil and Russia.

Elina Roldan

Elina Roldan Elina Roldan is one of the most famous and respected female dancers in argentine tango community, both “old school” and modern generation of tangueros praise her. Years and years of practice have made her a true professional.

“Every night for more than 10 years I have been dancing with the best milongueros of the “golden age”: Él Tano Guillermo, El Flaco Dany, Tomy o’Conel, Ricarditto Suárez, Pupi Castello… I have been learning tango by dancing on milongas”.

She is teaching tango in not only Argentina but also all around the Globe. During her career Elina had participated in various shows and plays with famous dancers in Uruguay, Chile, England, USA, Holland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy and Austria.

Elina had studied both classical and contemporary dance, folklore, pantomime and flamenco, which makes her truly professional and skilled dancer and teacher. She participated in fashion shows, photo shoots, various TV projects, theater and movie acts, was in a jury of famous tango festivals and competitions.

Among those who inspired her were the true legends of tango: Pepito Avejaneda, Pupi Castello, Tete y Maria, Ricardo Gretta, Gustavo Naveira, Graciela Gonzalez, María Villalobos.

Her strong sides as a teacher are the intuition and keen observation, accurate and specific definitions in combination with her vast experience as a dancer.

Classes with Elina are never a waste of time!

Graciela Gonzalez and Leonardo Sardella

graciela-gonzalez-leonardo-sardella Graciela — formerly professional schoolteacher — comes from a generation of youth who were lucky to witness and learn from the “old school” milongueros. Having learnt from the great dancers, she dedicated herself to studying the complicated mix of steps, figures and movements and compiling a dictionary of words that could express the emotions and describe feelings of women led by men. Because before that, women used to dance by following their intuition, sometimes by the light of nature creating a unique technique. Graciela is famous for her ability to incorporate fresh ideas and techniques into the conservative and elegant classical Tango Salon. She is an author of well-known seminars “Women’s techniques” (1994) and “Leading for men” (1995).

The way she teaches tango is truly innovative and effective; Graciela is always open to new ideas and manners, she easily incorporates fresh exercises into her course. In 2016, her classes for tango teachers evoked a ready response from the audience and proved to be effective as they helped many to improve their own teaching.

Leonardo Sardella started to dance at the age of eight. His terachers were Juan Carlos Copes, Rodolfo Dinzel, Osvaldo Zotto, Lorena Ermocida, Javier Rodriguez, Angel Coria, Jorge Firpo, Aurora Lubiz, Claudio Gonzalez, Maria & Carlos Rivarola and Cristina Cortez. In 2000, he started a career of professional tango dancer. Eleven years later, in 2011, he moves to New York and starts an ensemble called Malevaje. Leonardo strongly believes that Tango is the answer to one’s need to be able to connect with another person emotionally. During his career, he participated in various international tango contests and show and taught tango on seminars and workshops all around the Globe.

Graciela Gonzalez and Leonardo Sardella