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