Florencia studied ballet in college. She was a professional performer in musicals
for 8 years. She joined the 2004 World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and won second prize in the stage section. She was a judge of the Asian Tango Championship in Japan in 2009 and
2010. Leonel is originally from Hong Kong and speaks fluent Chinese. He lived in the US and won first prize at the 2002 USA Tango Championship. They have been invited to teach and perform in many
cities in Korea and abroad, including Busan, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Taipei, Fukuoka, Singapore, Sydney, and Los Angeles. They are pioneers of the Seoul tango community, having
started teaching tango there since 2005. They founded their own tango studio El Bulin in 2009. They have brought many foreign dancers to Korea by organizing the annual Seoul Tango Festival for
the past 11 years.
Jacqueline Gutierrez Simpson has been dancing tango since 1995 and teaching in Sydney since 2001. Originally from Chile, she has taught and performed in Santiago as well working in Buenos Aires for The World Tango Festival (2001-2006), translating the classes of Argentinean maestros including Juan Carlos Copes, Maria Nieves, Javier Rodriguez, Geraldine Rojas, etc. Jacqueline is a passionate advocate for the health benefits of tango and in 2008/2009 she participated in the first empirical studies of tango with the Universities of New England and McGill.
Anthony Miller loved tango music since a child watching his parents dance. Beside his career as a respected tango teacher and dancer, he is also a professional presenter and recognized world Tango DJ, and has travelled worldwide to share his love for tango music.
In 2007 Jacqueline and Anthony founded Tango Spirit- a community
focused dance school which holds regular classes, workshops and milongas. Jacqueline and Anthony believe that tango is much more than just a dance, but a history, culture and art form. This will
be their first joint visit to Japan.
Tango Spirit: www.tangospirit.com.au
They are professional tango teacher, dancer, choreographer and organizer.
They found Angel Tango Academy in 2013, that has about 50 regular tango classes per month, and they organize Milonga Meca every Monday. They are invited Argentina Tango class / workshop / performance from tango communities and festivals in Korea and in Tokyo& Fukuoka etc.
Angel Aritta has been teaching and performing Argentina Tango 10 years more. As a Member of board of directors of KATA (Korea Argentine Tango Association), he communicates and organizes programs for development of Tango in Korea. He choreographed tango dancing and tango performances for artistes & many festivals, and he appeared in a TV & cable program also.
Lorena learned Classical ballet, Jazz dance, Tap dance, Korean Traditional dance etc. since 2000. As a tango artist she has a special background in music (as a choir member, Rock musician, and Musical actress etc.). She works also for tango DJ since 2015. As an organizer she studied and worked Art & Culture planning in France more than 5 years.
Glen was born and raised in the U.S. but attended university in Buenos Aires, where he was first exposed to tango. A former school teacher with nearly twenty years teaching in schools and coaching sports. Glen began his professional tango career in Beijing from 2010-2012 and having the honor of performing at the Shanghai Tango Festival.
In 2012 Glen moved to Buenos Aires to become stage dancer and tango instructor, where he has been a full-time artist for almost five years now, studying with the best educators in tango.
Wanting to become the best teacher possible, during his time in Buenos Aires, Glen has studied with nearly every famous maestro in tango. The maestros who have had the most impact on Glen during his tango journey as both a dancer AND teacher are Los Veliz, Jimena Hoeffner & Fernando Carrasco, Maximiliano Cristiani and Julio Montoya. He has also won or been runner-up and several national and international competitions in South America, in both Tango Salon and Tango Ecenario.
VIVIAN & NICOLAS
FLORENCIA & LEONEL
(Korea / Hong Kong)
Jacqueline & Anthony
(Chile / Australia)
ARITTA & LORENA
I-FAN & MARCELO
VIVIAN & NICOLAS
LILY & RAYMOND
Agnes & Derrick
TONY & SOL
ARITTA & LORENA
VLADIMIR & I-FAN
(Russia / Taiwan)