Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Adriana started tango around 1995-96, inspired by Milena Plebs & Miguel Angel Zotto and Vanina Bilous & Roberto Herrera. Dancing seven nights a week in the milongas was a real learning process, nurtured also by the teachers Sergio Natario & Alejandra Arrué, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Julio Balmaceda & Corina De la Rosa, Fernando Galera & Vilma Vega, Mariano ¨Chicho¨ Frumboli, Damián Essel & Nancy Louzan , Vanina Bilous , Daniel Nacuccio, Javier Rodríguez, among others. She studied also with Gloria & Rodolfo Dinzel and became their assistant at their famous studio. She was a teacher at CETBA and also taught tango to blind people and kids in primary schools. She partnered with Gonzalo Orihuela, Fabrizio Forti, Claudio Strang and currently teaches seminars, technique classes for both roles and courses on close embrace style
She participated in Tango festivals in Llanes (Spain), La Plata and Buenos Aires, among others. She also works regularly in Europe (Dusseldorf, Augsburg, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Hanover, Zurich, Madrid, Llanes, Valencia, etc.) and teaching in Tango cruises around the world.
In order to complete her knowledge of body and movement she studies floor work, stretching, yoga and Pilates. Even after 17 years of practice, she works constantly to improve her teaching with a dynamic close embrace, paying attention to technique and feeling as a daily goal. Adriana teaches in English and Spanish.
Felipe Martinez has taught at major festivals in US and Canada, danced on cruises in South America & the Mediterranean; and toured & taught in many major cities throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe. He regularly spends time in Buenos Aires to feed his passion and knowledge of tango.
Originally from Madrid, Felipe holds a degree in Education and has been dancing tango since 1997. He has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 16 years, where he is a regular teacher, host and DJ at several venues — including The Beat, El Valenciano, Genesis and the Stanford Tango Club.
Celebrated for his elegant approach to tango and incisive teaching, Felipe is one of the most widely traveled and in demand dancers of his generation. Thorough and precise in the classroom, Felipe is also one of the organizers of the San Francisco Tango Marathon, an open international event held every year in November.
He teaches in English and Spanish.