Paloma & Maximiliano

Tango for ordinary people… Tango for everybody”

Paloma & Maximiliano, native from Santiago – Chile, has been dancing together for 25 years. Since they were young, they share the passion for Argentine Tango as a heritage from their parents. They were formed in Chile and Buenos Aires, with many argentine masters. Based in Miami – Florida, USA, they have been touring through South, North America and part of Europe, teaching and performing in uncountable Casinos, Convention Centers, Hotels and TV shows. Invited to teach and perform in the biggest and the most renown Tango Festivals across US. They won the 2nd place in 2007 in the Worldwide Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and the 1st place in 2008 in the Trex Games TAFISA worldwide competition in South Korea. They define their style as a salon tango, developing their style like a permanent laboratory, experimenting the movement of the body from the simplicity of the life, convinced that the Tango dance is for everybody. It doesn’t matter the age, the background or if you never danced before. Their teaching, it’s characterized as energetic, didactic and detailed. Focused on promote the argentine Tango and their culture around the world inspiring their students from the connection, the joy through the embrace, the improvisation between the couples and the love for the social dance

Gaston E. Olguín

It all began in the folkloric dance school of my neighborhood in the year 1990.In 1993 I began my studies in one of the most important dance academies of Argentina, the Ballet Brandsen, founded and directed by Mabel Pimentel and Oscar Murillo. My teacher was Marcela Szurkalo.
When I was 14 years old I joined the folkloric dance company Araucán, with which I participated in dance festivals throughout Argentina. At Araucán, I also started taking tango classes from Hugo Daniel, a well-known Argentine tango teacher and choreographer.
In 1999 I left Araucán to fully concentrate on refining my studies of traditional tango with prestigious masters such as Don Jorge Rodríguez, Carlos and Rosa Pérez, and Mingo Pugliese. With them I acquired the fundamentals of tango, and learned elegance and style. They have made a deep imprint in my dancing.
During 2001 and 2003 I studied classical ballet with Luis Agüero

(former dancer of the Teatro Colon) in Noemi Cohelo and Rodolfo Olguin school.
Between 2002 and 2005 I studied at Cecilio Pagano dance school, where I was a scholarship recipient. At this school I performed classical ballet repertoire, including Genzano‘s pas de deux Flower Festival, Paquita, Splendor, Swan Lake‘s pas de trois, Who cares – the man I love, Giselle, Corsaire, and Don Quixote.
In 2002 I also auditioned to enter the National Art Institute (IUNA) dance school. My ballet teachers at IUNA were Hebe Campidoglio, Estela Saladino and Miguel Gómez; jazz teachers were Teresita Manccini and Manuel Vallejos, and modern dance teachers were Rodolfo Prante (fly low), Claudia Barreta (Graham) and Liliana Tocacceli (Muller).
A pivoting point in my dance career also took place in 2002, when I trained in classical ballet and elongation biomechanics with Alfredo Gurquel (1926-2014). From him I learned body awareness and biomechanics, and how both allow us understand

our movements from muscles and joints.
During 2005 and 2008 I was part of the Ballet Neoclásico de Buenos Aires, where I trained with Argentine ballet stars such as Liliana Belfiore, Pablo Desse, Guido de Benedetti and Rita Caride.
Between 2007 and 2015 I studied with Luciana Valle, from whom I learned important

new concepts that helped me to modernize my tango dancing.
I am currently studying with Javier Rodriguez, refining the dynamism, skill, and quality of my dancing.

“It is important that we can connect with ourselves before giving ourselves completely to the magical

connection that exists between two people.”

Hugo & Celina