Nito & Elba
Nito & Elba have been an NTW favorite and are the only teachers who have been coming to the event every year for 20 years.
Elegant and graceful, Nito and Elba Garcia are two of the most beloved and respected tango dancers, well into their sixth decade of dancing, who have toured the world as ambassadors of tango. Elba was born in Junin, Buenos Aires and Nito in Buenos Aires Province. Nito started his professional career by winning fifteen consecutive dancing contests from 1955 – 1965. In 1966 he performed with Osvaldo Pugliese in Cielo de Barrilete at the Marconi Theatre. Since the early 1990s Nito and his partner Elba have been guest performers and teachers in established tango festivals throughout the United States – from San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Texas, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. Plus Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Jamaica. When in Buenos Aires, they perform regularly in the tango show at the Esquina Carlos Gardel, have been invited to teach at CITA every year and are highly in demand as private coaches for professional couples in Buenos Aires.
Nito & Elba tour to international festivals to teach the true essence of Argentine Tango and have toured extensively in the Western hemisphere, starring during events in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England and Spain as well as in Japan, Russia, and Israel.
Magdalena and Germán
Magdalena and Germán have developed a style which can be defined as a traditional dance with contemporary elements, characterized by its elegance and expressiveness, as well as by its original musicality. They are the World Tango Champions of 2017 and throughout their career they have integrated important and renowned dance companies, performing in diverse theaters in Argentina and in the world. They have participated in innumerable International Festivals, giving courses, shows and always bring the same passion and professionalism that characterizes them.
Hugo & Celina
Hugo Patyn is a dancer, Choreographer, and Director. Among his creations he has produced and directed several
shows, such as: "Tango and Fire", to name a few, which has been presented in Argentina and the United States. He also has been part of “Súper Tango”, held in Buenos Aires; and “Forever Tango”, presented in numerous cities around the world. Hugo has performed as a principal dancer with numerous orchestras and shows with world-renowned figures and has participated in the most prestigious festivals such as “Nora’s Tango Week”, during 2004 and 2007, "Torino Tango Festival", Italy, "Boston Tango Festival" and "New Jersey Tango Fest" during 2006 & 2007, “Encuentro con los Grandes” Madrid, Spain, “Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires”, “Portland Tango Fest”, "Seoul Tango Festival" Seoul, Korea, among others.
Celina began her dance studies at a very early age, as a hobby. It was not long before she realized that next to artisitc roller skating, Argentine Tango would be her life. She trained in Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, and Argentine Folklore. Finally, Tango was the style that captured her passion for dance.
Since the beginning of 2010, they have toured together in the some of the biggest places in the world and continue to travel the world with their art.
Jonathan and Clarisa
Jonathan and Clarisa are part of a new generation of young dancers who are dedicated to the art of Tango. They both seek the same objective: to live tango; make it our lifestyle; to feel it; and to share everything which vibrates in our classes and performances. The humble beginnings as a professional dance couple began in our native Cordoba, whose people have supported unconditionally throughout their careers. Their impossible dream became a reality when they became the 2015 World Champions. Jonathan and Clarisa find themselves traveling around the world, leaving their mark at the most famous tango festivals and dance academies and are certain that this is only the beginning of their wonderful career as professionals.