Carlos Espinoza & Maria José Martirena

Carlos Espinoza

He is a dynamic young milonguero style dancer who has been dancing for the last eighteen years in Argentina and Chile and has instructed at over 100 festivals and workshops in Europe and South America gaining a fiercely-loyal following worldwide.

One of Carlito's first tango teacher was Carlos Malone and Sergio Natario, who taught him the importance of walking.

In 1998 Carlitos began teaching in Argentina and Chile and in 2001, in Europe. Word quickly spread and since 2004 he has instructed in Europe almost full-time. When Carlitos is not touring he resides in Santiago, Chile where he instructs group classes and gives private classes to a seemingly endless stream of advanced students who arrive daily from around the world to work with him.

Dance Style
Carlitos dances an authentic close-embrace milonguero style tango. His personal dance style is characterized by a rare combination of extreme dynamism, profound musicality, energy, precision, and a very grounded and elegant walk.

Teaching Style
As an instructor, Carlitos is masterful. He works on multiple levels with students, simultaneously developing technique and mechanics while challenging the student’s interior landscape, and their process of conceptualizing while they lead or follow.

Maria José Martirena

Majo was born in Uruguay, where she started dancing at 16 years old. She worked as a dancer and teacher in different cities of the country until she was summoned by Dana Frigoli to be part of her company, DNI Tango, in Buenos Aires.

There she worked for 6 years as a teacher in that school and as a dancer of the Company, dancing in the most important theaters and milongas of Buenos Aires.

She began to travel the world working in different international festivals and schools with Rodrigo Fonti.

She made festivals and collaborations with different teachers such as Mariano Chicho Frumboli and Horacio Pebete Godoy.

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