As long as I can remember I love to dance.
Some years I concentrated on Dance-Theatre, Jazzdance and
Since 1996 I dance Tango Argentino. It was love at first glance
when I visited my first milonga, the "Roter Salon" in Berlin.
I was impressed by the intimacy, the music and elegant moves.
The next day I subscribed for my first tangolesson, not knowing
that the process of learning and enjoying new possibilities
will never end.
Tango became the most important thing in my life and - lucky
me - even my profession.
Some things that I like to share with my students: relaxed
upright posture, comfortable embrace, feeling for the music,
solid balance and elegance in movements, connection in the
couple and attention for the others dancers, taking care of
the line of dance.
If you are interested in my Tango-development and teachers
that were important for me, click "The
Tango and Ines & Ulrich"
Ulrich dances Tango Argentino and other couple Dance-Styles
since the 90's. He enjoyed lessons with several different
argentinean teachers, like Pepito, Gustavo Naveira, Pablo
Veron, Pablito & Esther Pugliese, Debra & Emiliano,
Damian und Nancy, Roberto und Maricel, Ana Maria Schapira.
Regular stops in Buenos Aires. 1999 - 2001 Tango Teacher-Qualification
in Bremen, additional Teacher-Training with Eric Jorissen
"el Corte" in Holland 2005
Ulrich concentrates on focussing pure energy onto the leading
dance partner. The aim is to give access to the experience
of enjoyment, when the movement of the body is in harmony
with the partner, the music and the flow of the dancehall.
In recent years, Ulrichs is engaged in the integration of
body-techniques like yoga, rolfing, osteopathy, in order to
improve his own development and teaching.
Eric is the founder of el corte, the
famous dance studio in Nijmegen/Netherlands where people from
all over the world meet to learn and to dance. www.elcorte.com
Studied dance education at the Rotterdam
Has been dancing for 31 years. He began
dancing the tango in 1987, inspired by his tango father Pepito
Avellaneda. He teaches on a regular basis in Nijmegen, London,
Cape Town and NYC. Many other cities are visited on a yearly
basis. Eric travels 150 days per year.
Ruth v. Zimmermann is the founder of the tangoscene in Devon,
South-England, and the famous Tango Mango (six days tango in
a row), which takes place several times a year.
After her Qualification as a musician in 1999 she fell in
love with tango. Her Lessons are dynamical and focussed on
the connection of the dancers to each other, as on the improvisation
within the "pattern" and harmony with the music, concetrating
on the traditional tango.
“My main influences are Eric Jorissen - I admire his
Training and organization - as Fernando Guidi - with whom
I am pleased to dance since 5 years - and (of course) my students
who inspire me to develope new ways of training.”
Ruth lives with her two kids in Devon (South-West-England),
where she organizes Tango-Events and regular lessons...as
long as she isn't on the roads through Germany, France, Norway,
Spain or Holland.
Constantin is an elegant Dancer with
sense for frisky details. He started dancing tango argentino
in 1997. His style of teaching is clear and often even funny.
He teaches and dances all over europe and in the USA.
His most important teachers are Gustavo Naveira, Chicho, Julio&Corinna,
Susana Miller, Tete and many more. His style combines elements
of the traditional Salon-Style with modern tango.
Sven Froese with Ines
Sven lives in Düsseldorf and
teaches since over 8 years every week in Bochum and other
cities. Additionally he participates regularly as a teacher
in festivals and balls in Norway, Greece, Scottland and Japan.
The focus of his lessons lies on the modern
Salon-Style. His care for the details of teamwork and leading
are brought to bear here especially. Sven shows how tango
works and teaches what makes this dance so characteristic:
No hysteric execution of step-combinations, but harmonic co-operation
and frisky little details in consonance with the music and
His special turning-technique, which fits
into close and even non-close postures, is one of the special
highlights of his lessons. Without any hustle for "her", stable
posture for "him".
„Tango isn't made for lonely
wolfs. We have to see each other as equal partners, so we
can work together with the music and develop a whole new feeling
of dancing together.…“
Mabel Rivero, a professional dancer from Rosario/Argentina
has been working together with Ines and Ulrich since
She started while her young years a classical ballet training
and later modern dance. She graduated her tango training and
a special style studies with Orlando Paiva in Rosario. She
studied with Gustavo Naveira, Graciela Gonzales and other
masters in Bueno Aires. It followed numerous show performances
in South America and Europe. The absolutely highlight was
touring through Europe with the orchestra of Domingo Federico.
In March/April 2001 she worked for the third “Festival
Internacional de Tango” in Buenos Aires under the guidance
of Miguel Angel Zotto.
Mabel teaches all over Europe and is famous for her elegance
in footwork and her explicit and precise explanations even
of complex course of motions.
She speaks German, English and Spanish fluently.
Her presentation is coming soon on her own website:
Brigitta Winkler dances and teaches
since 1983 tango argentino and understands it as an improvisational
Pairdance, originally. Besides traditional Styles she also
concentrates on further art and music genres (Tango Nuevo/experimental
Dance-Theatre) as on her experiences in bodywork(Alexander
Technik/Body Mind Centering BMC). Since 1990 she lives, teaches
and performs in the USA and in Berlin. Since 2001 she participates
in a qualification to a authentic movement Teacher in the
Naropa Institut in Boulder, Colorado.
Cooperation with Angelika Fischer Tangoart
Berlin, Rebecca Shulman, New York - Tango Mujer, Ulli Barth,
Hamburg; Michael Domke, Bremer; Cacho Dante, Buenos Aires;
Mauricio Castro, Buenos Aires; Eric Jorisson, Nijmegen; Tomas
Howlin, BA and Montreal, Ulrike Schladebach von Stravaganza,
Ard and Guggi
Education and Directions:
1985-1992: Graduated engineer (Ing.) at the IAHL in Velp (forestry
and nature conservation)
1988: For two years he was an officer and F16-Trainee-Pilot
in the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF)
1992-1995: Graduated doctorandus (Drs.) at the University
of Nijmegen (Policy-Science)
2005/2006: With his compagnon Sander Kooistra he is the author
of two books about Fake Art trade and Fake Art (Valse Kunst
and Zelf Kunst Kopen) and set up a trade in Post War Graphic
Art; speciallisation American Minimalism, Pop Art and Abstact
1996: Dancer/Performer in Dance-Theaterproduction from the
Dancer/ChoreograferMary Overlie (New York)
since 1997- Argentinian Tango dancer and teacher.
In Holland, his first lessons he took were from Hervé
Cousin & Marianne Jetten from Tango Guapo
From 1997 untill 2007 he gave lessons in Tango-school "Flor
de Fango" in Arnhem, Holland.
Set up the tango-school "La Cumparsita" with Lizelot
de Stigter in Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld, Germany.
From 1997 he teaches Tango lessons together with Lizelot de
Stigter all over Europe. He teaches since 2005 with the tangodancer/teacher/performer
Guggi Zuzakova from Switserland. In 2007, Ard and Lizelot
stopped teaching together.
He teaches tango in Café Ada / Mare e.V. in Wuppertal
(Germany) and teaches in Krefeld (Germany), in Fabrik Heeder.
In August 2007 he starts teaching in Tanzhaus NRW to teach
His dancing is inspired by G.I. Gurdjieff and his teachers
and inspirators are all the people he has danced with.
She began tango in Zurich, her place
of birth. Later she danced in Buenos Aires and then all over
europe.Dancers like Chicho y Lucia, Gustavo Naveira, Vincent
Morelle y Maryline Lefort determined her style. Guggi absolved
her studies as a theatrical dance Switzerland and Netehrlands
( "Hogeschool voor de kunsten Arnhem"). During this time she
began to teach together with Ard Huiberts in the tango school
"Flor de Fango". Today Guggi Zuzakova livesin Berlin, works
as a freelancing Dancer and Tangoteacher in the Studio "art.13"
and leads workshops and shows with Ard Huiberts. In her lessons
she mediates the autonomy and freedom of the following one
in tango. This includes axis, a free leg and relaxed stance,
in body and mind.
many photos and videos on her blog ati
belongs to a generation of young Argentine dancers. His curiosity
led him to study tango with a great diversity of schools and
teachers in Buenos Aires, always being in search of a dynamical,
improvised and organic tango. Besides from tango he has also
been active in other artistic disciplines as Contact Improvisation,
Eutonia, Butoh and Dance-Theatre. Ismael is searching for
a tango with a particular emphasis on communication, a relaxed
way of dancing, and expressiveness. In addition to Buenos
Aires, he has been active as dancer, teacher and organizer
in Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, England
started her tango career in 1998, began
to work with Gustavo Naveira in 2001, and has been studying
with Chicho Frumboli, Eugenia Parilla, and Pablo Inza. The
style she is interested in and trying to develop as well as
promote, is the result of a search: the idea of generating
consciousness of the movement, the systematization of concepts,
as well as a clear and defined pedagogy. She never stops searching
for even more quality and organic movement, as well as warmth,
expressiveness and connection in the dance. Since 1999 she
teaches workshops in Buenos Aires and in Europe on a regular
more information und photos:
Gaia Pisauro und Leandro Furlan
Pisauro and Leandro Furlan
work together since 2005.
Gaia studied classical and modern dance in Rome and Paris.
She discovered the Tango Argentino in 1998 in Paris. Mayn
journeys have led her to Buenos Aires since then, where she
Gaia teaches for many years all over europe. She also works
together with Homer Ladas, Constantin Rüger and several
Leandro grew up in Buenos Aires and learned dancing under
the supervision of Gustavo Naveira, Chicho Frumboli, Pablo
Villaraza and others.
Today Leandro and Gaia work as a showdance-pair, as teachers
and as Tango-DJ's all over europe.
With emotions and in a dynamical dance Gaia and Leandro search
for the co-existence/connection of classical and modern elements
of the tango argentina in the improvisational way of dance.
Their lessons divide into two parts: in the first one they
work deep into
techniques; the 2nd part concentrates on dynamical and musical
elements. They use figures as examples to clarify the current
topic. Their lessons mediates precision and emotion by focussing
on the connection between two people.
More information at: www.egotango.com
Komala und Stefan
For over a decade Komala has been teaching
in Europe where she is highly respected. She has a profound
knowledge of the body and of the dynamics of tango. Her follower's
workshops are invaluable to followers who want to know their
bodies better and to become more active in the dance, and
her other workshops deal primarily with the energy and dynamics
of the dance, preparing leaders and followers for a new level
Komala started tango dancing in 1990.
She began her professional career by teaching together with
Eric Jorissen, founder of the famous tango center, El Corte,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She is currently a main hostess
and teacher of El Corte.
Stefan started Tango in May 1997 because
he needed some Tango steps for a chanson he was singing in
a local theatre group :-)
In no time he was completely catched up
by this fascinating dance and could barely finish his preparations
for a black belt in Karate. After achieving his black belt
he very soon realized that he preferred a partner who is not
responding every movement he makes with a punch but with a
soft and gentle movement ;-)
After spending 1 year in Munich dancing
nearly every night he was ready to look for something more
and he found it in another city in another country: Nijmegen
- Holland. There he stopped taking classes for a while and
started dancing - all nights & days long. And there he
learned that there are mainly 3 components which make a Tango
* the partner you're dancing with
* the music you're dancing to
* the other people who are dancing in the same room with you
After this period of 'just dancing' he
started to take lessons again with different Argentinian teachers
- among them Nancy y Damian and Diego 'El Pajaro' y Mecha.
But the most inspiration he got from his work with Eric Jeurissen
& Komala - not only regarding the dance but also the teaching.
The most important thing since then is
'not what you dance but how you dance it'.
Oliver dances a gentleman's tango: He
leads a traditional salon style that invites followers to
join him on his musical and playful journey from classical
to nuevo tango, and to enrich it with their own interpretations
and adornments. In his well-structured lessons and workshops
Oliver provides his students with intuitive and illustrative
conceptions and actual experiences that help them deepen their
understanding of the music as well as of organic dance technique.
Internationally renowned dancers such as Ines Moussavi, Constantin
Rüger, Gaia Pisauro and Ruth Zimmermann have guided his
development as a dancer and teacher of tango argentino since
Toine and Ines in Glasgow
15 years ago I started to dance tango in El Corte. My whole
life, grewing up in a 'dancing family', I was addicted to
dance, and after many years of dancing ballroom and latin,
I found Tango, or Tango found me. I loved Piazzolla but never
realised, till I saw a Documentary about a visit of two Tangoaddicts
to BAs, that in Holland tango existed in this form.
During the years I took lessons, regular in El Corte, Eric
Jorissens famous place. Took in several places in the world,
classes, workshop, spend weekends, and weeks with several
teachers, many, and as well of course the Argentine Maestros.
Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Pepito and Suzuki, Teté,
Fabian Salas and Carolina, Gavito, and many others. One of
the couples I like very much, Damian and Nancy, very nice
style and inspiring teachers.
Already more than 10 years ago I started to give classes with
Monique, my regular partner but was asked as guest teacher
with others as well. In many places in Europe we were invited
to teach and perform. More than 10 years I'm with Monique
one of the regular teachers of El Corte in Nijmegen and these
days as well in Flor the Fango in Arnhem.
As educated teacher/ coach, I integrated this skills, together
with bodywork, in tangolessons. Besides being a good teacher,
it's evident that a dancer I give an example with my partners,
elegant, playfull, that makes people want to follow classes.
Í think tango, even when I dance and teach for years
now, I am open for influences, like to take classes myself
for the inspiration of other teachers, and from my point of
view, you might think you're excellent, there is always something
you can work on!
My vision, tango inspires, I like to inspire and I like to
be inspired by the dance and tangopeople!
Founder of the Tangostudio el abrazo, Hamburg
What I love in tango? – The dialogue of bodies, intimacy
of the embracement; Attentiveness for yourself and the other
person, the elation when an improvised tango worked absolutely
synchron to the music. I was teached by the grande dame of
tango: Graciela González. From her I received the established
technical education to be a dancer and teacher. And from the
Milongueros of Buenos Aires I received the benedictions of
dancing the nights away. How easiness feels and that tango
can be a real dialogue I learned from my collegue Luis Bruni...
further information about Tamara and the el abrazo: www.elabrazo-tangohamburg.de
Gerrit Swaantje Schüler
Workshops in Germany
• education for tangoteachers
• Tango meets Feldenkrais
• Tango meets Qigong
I dance and teach argentinean tango national and international
for a long time now - leading and following with different
partners and several locations, different foci, from beginner
I know that tango will reveal new variations
constantly, just like the different people who dance tango.
I read a lot about tango, have written
a lot also, thought about it and developed - travelled often
to Buenos Aires and discovered new secrets from time to time,
opportunities and connections. Spanish is music in my ears,
the language of my dreams and like a hot tube on cold winterdays
- and luckily also the language of the tango. I like to move,
love to feel every single fiber of my body and found a dance
in tango which provides room, freedom, easiness and confrontation.
Naturally and wordless.
I am tango teacher with abandon and I
am confident that people can change by their movements.
Neither tango or people ever bored
me at all.
Erica (deutschsprachig) was born in Cordoba, Argentina,
where she's been doing ballet when she was a child. Dancing
became her passion and gave her wings to conquer the sky.
Ballet was the beginning and is still a great relevance
in her career, added by modern Jazz, modern Dance and
especially Tango Argentino from her origin. Among others
she learned from Osvaldo Zotto and Pablo Veron in Buenos
For the last 12 years she regularly appears in dance-ensembles
all over Europe, co-produces in the tango-scene and comes
up with her own individual choreographies in different
styles - as there are: "El yo Interior“, "Recuerdo",
"Solo de a dos", „Contratango" (Tango-Ballet), the
multicultural danceshow "Rund um die Welt", "Hommage a
Piazzolla", "Von Dolch zur Federboa" in cooperation with
the Trio Percanta, the Tango-Oper "Maria de Buenos Aires",
in cooperation with the Opera Latinoamericana.
As a teacher in Tango Argentino Erica doesn't focus on
ordinary Tango ABC, like state, walk or axis, but on encouraging
the dancers to establish their own creative expression
by figures and combinations.
Further information and an impressing list of her engagement
of recent years can be found here: divine-dance.de