About Gaby Mataloni
This porteña tango dancer has been connected to the world of dance since her childhood. Gaby’s first steps were based in jazz and sports aerobics and she later moved into different international rhythms such as hip hop, salsa, axè, theater dance and lindy hop. At the age of 19, moved by the intention of learning more about her own culture and traditions, she discovered tango and, with it, her true passion and vocation. She started studying with different tango teachers and in several schools in order to find her own style. It was around 2012 that she became fully dedicated and committed to teaching and dancing Argentine Tango.
Ever since, she has had the chance not only to teach and perform at different milongas in Buenos Aires but also to travel around the US, Mexico and Brazil taking part in International Festivals and Workshops on her own and with different partners, such as Guillermo Cerneaz, Krishna Olmedo and Tango world champion Inés Muzzopappa.
Based in Buenos Aires, Gaby is also committed to build and grow the local Tango community, actively participating in the Trabajadores del Tango Danza organization and also organizing milongas and events. Along with Inés Muzzopappa and Nicolás Franco – a contemporary tango musician and director, they hold the seasonal @Milonga Sísmica that every night combines live music, performances and guest teacher invitations for creating new pedagogical proposals and a friendly and welcoming environment to dance to both traditional and contemporary Tango music.
Gaby is a committed Tango teacher and cultural ambassador: at the same time that she deepens the technical aspects of this dance for the students, she also emphasizes the social side of it, its improvisation essence and the connection with another, imparting useful tools for applying at the milonga. She is a passionate dancer, joyful and intense, combining her milonguera embrace along with strength and technique to build up the Tango Argentino performer that she is. And, of course, she never stops studying and deepening her knowledge with the best professional dancers and teachers in both roles and not only from Tango but also from different complementary techniques: Tango is a never-ending journey.
About Vinicius Souza
Vini was Brazilian Tango de Pista Champion and Milonga Champion in 2017 and Bi-Champion in Milonga and in Pro-Am category in 2019.
He started his studies in Brazilian Ballroom Dance at the early age of ten in 2005 at Kdancer Studio with Marco Kina as his Master teacher. For over six years, Vini continued his intensive training at the Studio, and it is during this time that he will develop a profound knowledge of Dance in general and a strong technical background. In 2009, he discovered Argentine Tango and found in it one of his deepest passions: Tango will become, ever since and along with Samba de Gafiera, his profession and area of expertise.
Vini’s first studies into Tango were with Rolando Bolaño, a referent in São Paulo when it comes to Argentine Tango, and he will then keep on developing his studies with many renowned teachers and Masters not only in Brazil but in his many trips to Buenos Aires. Pancho Martinez Pey, Corina Herrera and Rodrigo Palacios are amongst the teachers that marked his career as a Tango dancer and teacher.
Since 2012, Vini took part of the Satff of Teachers at Espaço de Dança Club Latino and at Espaço de Dança Andrei Udiloff with both of his passions: Samba and Tango. He has also graduated from in Facultades Metropolitanas Unidas (FUM) in Physical Education and he’s also managed to fulfill one of his career dreams: having his own Dance school. Vini is currently one of the owners and Artistic Director of Nossa Casa Espaço de Arte e Dança.
Vini is, by all means, an active member of the Tango community in São Paulo and a reference in his city and country of origin, imparting seminars and coordinating groups of study, participating in Tango Festivals, shows and milongas and even organizing many of the milongas and prácticas in town.
About Gaby & Vini
Gaby & Vini met at a milonga in Buenos Aires and immediately felt a special connection, that Tango magic that we are all looking for! They started working together in 2019 and they have been touring in Mexico and Brazil several times after that, apart from also working and performing in Buenos Aires. San Miguel Tango Festival in Mexico and Festival dos Campeões and Festivalito SP in São Paulo are some of the events that they have been part of.
Gaby & Vini both share a deep passion not only for the dance but also for teaching. In the past few years, they have been creating and developing a strong and consistent product, bringing their individual experiences together into something unique and personal, allowing them to share their vision of Tango, their way to express and feel it and all the technical knowledge that they have.