LUCAS GAUTO & NAIMA GERASOPOULOU
Fernando Gracia was the 2007 World Stage Champion.
Sol Cerquides was the 2010 Campeona Metropolitana city champion in the milonga and also 4th place in the World for tango Salon category. Today they are one of the most famous stage tango couples in the world if not THE premiere stage tango couple.
Fernando and Sol are principal dancers of the most prestige Argentine Tango Show in Buenos Aires ''Esquina Carlos Gardel" directed by Dolores de Amo, Tango Metropolis directed by Claudio Hoffman, Pilar and Marijo Alvares, "Piazzolla Tango", directed by Dolores de Amo.
They were part of the most prestige Tango shows in Argentina, Buenos Aires, such as Complejo Tango, Tango Palace, Esquina Homero Manzi, Piazzolla Tango, Tango Mio, Sabor a Tango.
They traveled around the world as part of the cast of the most famous tango companies such as Tango Fusion (North America), Tango Danza Premium (Japan), Bocca Tango (Argentina), Vitigno Tango Argentino ( North America), Che Tango (Argentina), Tango Dance Illusion (Europe), Tango Element (Argentina), Five Tango (Europe), Tango y Noche (Europe), Tango Metropolis (Europe), Codice Tango ( Argentina).
NATALIA HILLS & ALEJANDRO AQUINO
Rojer started with folklore dance from a very young age in Argentina, performed with the most important artists of the time and in 2004 won the Pre Cosquin competition in the category malambo and the same time started professionally as a tango dancer and choreographer, in 2010 won the European Tango Championship
He has been a part of various festivals around the world
He is the founder of 'Connection Tango' association and organiser of the Syros Tango Festival
Since 2018 is touring with Tangueros del Sur dance company
Lia Selalmazidi, born in Russia and raised in Greece, started dancing and playing the violin at the age of 4. She followed the music path and studied violin but returned to her first passion, which was dance, this time in the form of tango argentino. She learned with some of the greatest teachers and travelled numerous times to Buenos Aires. She performs and teaches in Greece and rest of Europe. She recently took part in the show "Romper El Piso" by Natalia Hills.
ROJER ZALAZAR & LIA SELALMAZIDI
FERNANDO GRACIA & SOL CERQUIDES
He was born on 12 November 1989 in the village of Teplyy Klyuch. He began to study music in Petrozavodsk, the associate Professor of Petrozavodsk state Conservatory Lomako Lyubov Ivanovna. In 2005 he enrolled in the CMS to Nina Nikolaevna Makarova, then studied for a specialist and graduated from the RAM in them. Music from Levitina Tatyana Pavlovna.- Laureate of the International festival of Music.Youth.Hope;
- Winner of the International festival "Bach-music Universe";
- Winner of the third degree of the Third Republican competition in Petrozavodsk;
- Winner of 3 international TV competition "Nutcracker" (Nutcracker silver);
- First prize winner of the international competition "the 21st Century Art" (Kiev);
- The winner of the first prize at the international competition "Musica Classica";
- The winner of the second all-Russian competition "New Names" (Moscow - Khanty-Mansiysk);
- First place and special prize at the international piano competition. Filch (Romania).Second place at the international competition "Chopin Rome"
Gleb is the youngest member of the orchestra! I started with 6 years at the music school number 1 in cello. Later switched to bass. Now is the student of the Gnessin state Academy of music. The winner of various national and international competitions. Takes part in various musical projects!
DJ CHRISTINA ARAMPATZI
Naima Gerasopoulou began her involvement with dance at an early age, initially with classic ballet and rhythmic gymnastics at competitive level while also dealt with other types of dance. But when she met Tango, she dedicated exclusively to it. In 2014 she won first place in the contest Tango Acropolis (Meditarranean & Eastern Tango Championship) in the category Tango de pista. Since then she has counted many participations in Greek and International Festivals, giving lessons and shows alongside some of the greatest names of the international tango scene.
Lucas Gauto began his involvement with Tango at the age of 9 in Argentina and has since achieved many successes including the 3rd place in the World Championship in Buenos Aires Tango in the category Tango de Pista and 1st place in the Metropolitano Championship of Buenos Aires in the categories Vals and Milongueros del Mundo. He has taught in schools and milongas of Buenos Aires and Cordoba and has been featured in major milongas of Buenos Aires and in Festival of Argentina and Europe with great Argentinean dancers and maestros.
Their common course starts in August 2015 in Argentina.
Together they obtained the 9th position in the Mundial del Tango en Buenos Aires in 2017 and the 17th position in 2018 while they have also performed in some of the most prestigious theaters of Greece, such as Pallas and Herodeion.
Their dance and their lessons are based on the deep understanding of the art of tango and the use of the body in every movement, as well as in the creation of respect and love for the culture of Argentine tango and its traditions.
Lucas is from Argentina, began his involvement with Tango at the age of 9 and has since achieved many successes. He is playing music in various events such as festivals, marathons and milongas
DJ LUCAS GAUTO
At 7 years old started training at musical school on Bayan. While studying in music school has participated in different musical competitions, both the city and national scale. After graduating from the Novosibirsk special music school in 2005, Ivan goes to RAM them. College, getting into the class of the composer, people's artist of Russia, Chevalier of the order of Friendship of V. A. Semenov.
In 2008, Ivan begins to learn an instrument like the Bandoneon. The bandoneon is a wind reed musical instrument, a kind of harmonics. German instrument with the Argentine destiny, named after its inventor Heinrich Band.
In 2009, while still a student, Ivan begins to play a tango orchestra Soledad.
In 2010 Ivan finishes the Academy , having to accumulate vast geography of their performances: Russia (from Moscow to Kemerovo), Europe (France, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain), USA, Cuba, Turkey etc. Also, Ivan manages to work with such conductors as Vladimir Spivakov and Gintaras Rinkevicius. He performed as a soloist with the symphonic orchestra p/at Pavel Kogana.
Also in 2010, the orchestra Soledad ceases to exist and creates a new band. For 5 years, playing in a Quartet, the geography of performances and famous concert halls increased, joined by countries such as South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, etc.
At the end of 2015, Ivan creates his own tango group "Tango En Vivo"! Less than a year, the orchestra succeeded brilliantly proved itself a favorite of the public, releasing the first album and conquer the birthplace of the tango - Sunny Argentina! Author's arrangements and virtuoso musicianship made and make their performances memorable!
Ivan Talanin — winner of many prestigious international competitions. The winner of II international contest "Goldentrophy" (I prize, Washington DC, USA, 2008), XV international competition for Bayan and accordion "Arrasate Hiria" (III prima, Arrasate Spain, 2007) and others.
First picked up a violin at age 4 and at age 6 won first place at city competition of violinists.
Anton graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky in the class of honored artist of Russia Professor S. I. Kravchenko at the violin before she studied at the Central Music School (College) at the Moscow State Conservatory. Took master classes of violin playing from outstanding teachers: people's artist of Russia Vladimir Spivakov and Zakhar Bron.
Anton has given recitals in the Philharmonic orchestra of his native city of Barnaul, which were a great success! Now he is also invited to perform as a soloist and in chamber ensembles in Russia and abroad.
Anton numerous awards, we offer you to see some of them:
- Laureate of international competitions of violinists in Italy, Austria, Greece, Lithuania, Russia;
- Winner of the prize for support of talented youth, established by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of April 6, 2006 №325 "About measures of state support of talented youth";
- Laureate of the interregional Public prize and winner of the Golden sign "Property of Siberia" in the nomination "Hope of Siberia";
- Fellow and member of the charitable programs of the International Fund of Vladimir Spivakov;
- Personal scholarship of the Committee on culture of Barnaul in Altai region;- Winner of international violin competition, the participant of the master classes and the winner of the recommendations of the Professor of the higher school of music in Cologne higher school of music in Zurich, the Royal high school of music Queen Sofia in Madrid.
Ivan Talanin's Orchestra ''Tango En Vivo''
GABRIEL MARINO & VASSIA THANOPOULOU
Gabriel Marino was born in Rosario, Argentina. He studied Tango Argentino, traditional dances, contemporary and ballet in Argentina.
He participated as a dancer in the dance of Inaqui Urlezaga & Maximiliano Guerra and had the honor to repeatedly dance in "Teatro Colon" in Buenos Aires (2003-2004).
Chosen by a committee of four renowned choreographers from the Ministry of Culture in Buenos Aires for performances at CETC romm's the Teatro Colon de Buenos Aires (2007/8).
He participated in tango performances with choreographers Julio Zurita and Leonardo Cuello (video clip PA'BAILAR-Bajofondo).
He has danced in Buenos Aires in different Tango Shows: Café Tortoni (2005), Homero Manzi, Candilejas etc.
He made intensive courses with the most important representatives of Tango Salon.
(2006) participated in the play Les nuits de l'enfant Roi (Versailles, France) of Tangokinesis dance group, which was a combination of modern, traditional dance and tango (choreographies Stekelman).
(2007) came to Athens with the dance group "Tango Malambo" in Athens Circus. He participated four times in Tangogreece Festival.
In July 2011 won the title of European champion in tango escenario (European championship -Torino, Italy).
Also was a finalist in the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires (Campeonato mundial de tango 2010).
Choreographed and danced in theatrical MALA JUNTA - El ultimo tango (2010-11).
He studied music at Escuela Nacional de Musica de Rosario and Universidad Nacional de Rosario. The past year he is performing in Tango en Eros dance company in the most prestigious theaters in Greece
Vassia Thanopoulou had her first approach to Tango in 2009 at the age of 21 and professionally three years later. She taught from 2012 until 2016 in the dance school Baile de Barrio with her teacher and partner Costas Nicolaides. Together they have presented their work in Milongas of Athens, in the province as well as in Milonga Che Bailarin (Zotto Tango Academy) in Milan. She have made television appearances and participated to give seminars and Shows to the following festivals: Sunny Tango Festival (2013), 7th and 8th Athens Tango Festival, Tango Lovers Festival and Todos Tango Festival (2016). She has also participated in theatrical Tango Brujo together with Sebastian Misse - Andrea Reyero. Her Key teachers are Miguel Angel Zotto - Daiana Guspero and Sebastian Misse - Andrea Reyero and has attended seminars with: Silvio La Via, Lorena Ermocida, Javier Rodriguez, Geraldine Rojas - Ezequiel Paludi, Leandro Oliver - Laila Rezk, Roberto Zuccarino - Samantha Dispari, Valeria Maside, Paola Tacchetti, Natasha Lewinger.
As from September 2016 she is working with Gabriel Marino and teach together in his dance school El Abrazo. They appear with the Compania Tango en Eros and Mora Godoy at the Herodium and soon will appear in Palace with the same team including Geraldine Rojas - Ezequiel Paludi.
Christina started dancing tango in Italy in 1999 and is a tango teacher since 2005. She is one of the first dancers who introduced tango in Athens and Greece. She works really hard and consistent on teaching more and more people to dance tango, and in fact contributes to the enlargement of Athens Tango scene. She has attended tango workshops with preeminent tango teachers from Europe and Argentina, while she has cooperated with many of those. The last 10 years she teaches tango at pragma.gr studio in Athens, and at the same time is Djing in milongas in Greece and abroad. Christina is the organizer of Milonga Querida.
Natalia Hills was one of the original members of the Broadway and London hit ” Forever Tango” nominated in 1998 for both: Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Choreography.
Born in Buenos Aires, she began her theatrical career at the age of 12 and through the years appeared in, directed and choreographed many spectacular events, concerts including but in no way an extensive list
NBC Universal (Telemundo) and National Geographic
PBS series “Evening at Pops” with the Boston Pops Orchestra with Leslie Caron as hostess
appearances on television at the “Today Show” on NBC
Principal dancer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic & special guest artist at the Hollywood Kodak Theatre (home of the Academy Awards)
A special guest artist at the Symphony Space, in New York City when the dance critic Alastair Macaulay at the New York Times published: “To be more specific, Ms Hills is a completely appealing and stylish dancer, delightful at a brisk tempo,….sensuous at any pace”
In 1995, she was specifically invited to perform in honor of Princess Diana at the British Embassy in Argentina!
Worked with director and choreographer, Damian Woetzel, at theInternational Festival of Dance in Vail, Colorado, together with the world greatest tap dancer Savon Glover, American Ballet Theater super stars: Ethan Stiefel and Gillian Murphy amoung the nation’s foremost dance companies.
In May-2012, Natalia performed with Tangueros del Sur for its frist time in Middle East
January 2012: “Romper El Piso” - TANGUEROSDELSUR, by adjudge is declared by Argentina´s Secretary of the Nation Cultural Ministry, of CULTURAL INTEREST.
August 2012: “BAILA” the history of Argentine Tango, by adjudge is declared by Argentina´s Senate of the Nation of CULTURAL INTEREST, due to its educational content. This innovative pedagogical program is based on her own experience.
Alejandro Aquino is a renowned dancer, director and choreographer
In 1985 he was a featured dancer at Teatro Alvear, together with principal dancers of the Teatro Colon
In 1989 Alejandro Aquino was chosen by Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese, composer, orchestra
leader and one of the most important figures in the history of tango music, to join the
Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese on tour in America, Asia and Europe. Among these was
the historic concert of Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla at the Royal Carre
Theatre in Amsterdam, Holland on June 26 1989.
In 1991 Alejandro performed in the famous Aldwych West End Theater in Londonwith the legendary company “Tango Argentino” of Claudio Segovia and Hector **
In 1992 he created his first complete work – “Tangueros” with the sponsorship of the
Festival Internacional: “Oriente- Ocidente” of Treno and Roverto in Italy.
In the years to follow, Alejandro was a guest dancer with other prestigious orchestras
in Buenos Aires.
In 1994 Alejandro Aguino was nominated Corresponsal Academico de la Academia
Nacional de Tango, by the poet Horacio Ferrer.
From 1997 – 2011 Alejandro establishes himself in Italy and dedicates himself to teaching and to transmitting his knowledge of Tango in all of Europe.
In 2003 creates and produces the show “Homenage a Osvlado Pugliese” with the
Orgquesta Color Tango led by Roberto Alvarez, and presented personally by Lidia
Pugliese. The show subsequently toured in Italy.
In 1994 Alejandro Aguino was nominated Corresponsal Academico de la Academia Nacional de Tango, by the poet Horacio Ferrer.
I can vouch that the London stage show was simply spectacular, having been in the audience myself. It inspired my love for tango all those years ago. (Sabrina Elias)