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Vaggelis Hatzopoulos

& Marianna Koutantou

Champions of Europe, Champions of Greece

Finalist at the Buenos Aires World Championship

Argentine tango dancers since 2004 and a couple in life.

They have been the director and artistic curator of “Academia del Tango” in Athens since September 2011. They have won the European Championship in the Tango Salon category and also won the 1st place in Greece in the same category.

Members of the Natalia Hills “Tangueros del Sur” compania and the Greek compania “Tango en Eros”, dancing to major Greek theaters, such as Herodion and the Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall. Frequently invited to seminars and shows at international events, Milongas and festivals (such as TanGo to Istanbul Festival, Tango Follies Festival, Tango Emotion Festival, Oktober Pest Tango Festival, AniverTango Festival, Taipei Tango Festival, Auroville Holi Tango Festival, De la noche Tango Festival, Ostuni Med Tango Meeting, Cyprus Tango Festival, Tango Lovers Festival, Unchained Tango Festival, Todos Tango Festival, Syros Tango Festival, Kalamata Tango Festival etc.) in many countries around the world, such as Argentina, India, Taiwan, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus and elsewhere.

Their primary teachers are Silvio la Via and Leandro Oliver & Laila Rezk and they have attended many lessons with Sebastian Arce & Marianna Montes, Gabriel Misse, Natalia Hills & Alejandro Aquino, Julio Balmaceda & Corina De La Rosa, Gabriel Angio & Natalia Gamez, Sebastian Jimenez & Maria Ines Bogado, Sebastian Achaval & Roxanna Suarez, Daniel Nacucchio & Cristina Sosa and many others.

They are known for the cleanliness and accuracy of their technique, for the sensitivity they emit as a couple, but also for the positive energy they share on shows and lessons.

Contact:

Vaggelis and Marianna

Academia del Tango HOME - 129 Ermou Str., Monastiraki, Athens

Academia del Tango STUDIO - 15 Agatharhou Str., Psirri, Athens

Tel.: 210-3310605 / 6973308930

www.academiadeltango.eu

FB: Vaggelis Marianna PAGE


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Lucas Gauto

& Naima Gerasopoulou

4th place in the 2019 Buenos Aires World Championship

Naima Gerasopoulou began her career with dance at a very young age, initially with classical ballet and rhythmic gymnastics while also pursuing other types of dance. But when she got to know the tango she was dedicated to it. In 2014 she won the first place in the Tango Acropolis (Meditarranean & Eastern Tango Championship) competition in the Tango de pista category. Since then she has counted many entries in Greek and International Festivals with courses and shows next to some of the most important names in the tango scene.

Lucas Gauto started his career with Tango at the age of 12 in Argentina and has since achieved many successes, reaching No. 3 at the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires in the Tango de Pista category. He has taught at Buenos Aires and Cordoba milongas and schools and has performed at major Buenos Aires milongas as well as at Argentine and European Festivals along with major Argentinean dancers and maestros.

Their joint course begins in August 2015 in Argentina. In 2019 they took part in the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires and took the 4th place in the Tango Salon category. Their dance and lessons are based on a deep understanding of the technique and use of the body in each movement as well as on creating respect and affection for Argentine tango culture and traditions. Follow them to discover the communication through the tango hug and experience the intense emotions that only the tango can cause.

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Alexia Silabrou

Alexia Silabrou with a classical dance major, a ballet graduate from the Royal Academy of Teachers of Dancing in London, came into contact with the tango in 1995 attending classes with tango leading teachers.

In 1997 she created (along with her former partner of Tasso Kechaya) Tanguero Dance Studio, one of the first schools in Greece to teach the until them unknown Argentine Tango.

Numerous appearances and performances all over Greece, including top performances at the Megaron- Athens Concert Hall in 2006, Cyprus Rialto Theater, Rock Festival “Melina Mercouri” in 2005 and many more with major orchestras such as Tango Total (Argentina), Mala Junta (Austria) and Quinteto Tangarto (Greece).

With her many years of experience as a dancer and teacher of Tango and her love for dance, she seeks to share her knowledge by focusing on the technique but also on the understanding of the dance culture and philosophy.


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Orestis Dimitriou

Orestis Dimitriou started dancing in 1996 in Thessaloniki and his love for tango brought him to Athens in 2004. Since then he has been working professionally with Argentine tango taught by great Argentinean maestros and important people of the modern and older tango period.

He has attended numerous seminars but also private lessons in Argentina and Greece with world-renowned maestros such as his main maestro Silvio la Via, Miguel Angel Zotto, Daiana Guspero, Milena Plebs, Fabian Peralta, Sebastian Achaval, Roxana Suarez, Sebastian Misse, Francisco Forquera, Alejandro Aquino, Natalia Hills, Sebastian Arce, Daniel Nacucchio, Christina Valeria Sosa, Sebastian Jimenez, Maria Inez Bogabo.


Jorge Tsaousoglou

6th place in the European Championship tango salon (Italy 2014)

3rd place in Mediterranean tango escenario Championship (Athens 2014)

Founder of Tanguera, tango argentino patras

Dancer of the show Tango en Eros

Having a background in music and theater studies, tango was taught by leading Argentinean dancers and teachers of the genre. He was even more introduced to the world, to the techniques and culture of tango, studying it next to the world’s most important teachers during trips to Buenos Aires.

Partnered with Ioanna Andrikopoulou, they reached the final stage of the official European Tango Championship where they won 6th place in the tango salon (Italy, 2014), while in the same year they won 3rd place in the respective Mediterranean Championship, in the category tango escenario. He is a dancer in the largest Greek tango production, in the performance “Tango en Eros”.

He has been invited to teach and present shows in various cities of Greece and abroad (Athens, Thessaloniki, Amsterdam, the Hague, Brussels, Cagliari, Heraklion, Kavala, Preveza, Volos, Agrinio, Veria). He has danced, among other things, in major theatrical scenes (Herodion, Athens Concert Hall, Glass Music Theater, Dora Stratos Theater, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Patras Convention Center, Technopolis Athenian Theater, etc.), in international tango festivals as well as in television (Mega Channel) while he is also hosting the Patras Ionian Tango Festival, an event with great names from Argentine and European dancers.

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Fotis Kakkiou

& Lidia Mouschounti

Fotis met with tango at a milonga where he was found by chance in downtown Athens. Themagical energy he felt between the couples and his curiosity to see what was hiding inside this hug were what prompted him to go to his first tango school. Since then he has devoted his life to it and filled his daily life with lessons, training and seminars.

Lidia, on the other hand, was involved in dance and music from an early age. Classical ballet was her great love until she met the tango on the occasion of a performance. The music, the lyrics and the power of the union of two people sharing a common embrace have made her choose tango ever since, or rather, they made tango choose her.

The two met in 2017 and matched from the beginning not only as dancers but also as characters. Since then they have been conducting seminars and shows in Greece, taking part in music and dance performances and competitions, delivering lessons and attending joint seminars and private lessons with Leandro Oliver, Laila Rezk, Silvio La Via, Gabriel Misse, Natalia Hills, Alejandro Aquino, Fabian Peralta .

If they could say in a word what tango is for them it would be inspiration … Inspiration to continue … to love … to dream …


Olga Kiriakou

Finalist at the Buenos Aires World Championship

Olga first came in contact with tango at an early age. At 16 she made her first lesson that convinced her that she wanted to do it. Courses and seminars followed by great teachers such as Vanessa Villalba, Facundo Piñero, Rubén Sebrina Véliz, Clarisa Aragón, Jonathan Saavedra, Moira Castellano, Javier Rodríguez, Corrina Herrera and many others that shaped the dancer she is today.

She has done shows in Greece, Germany, Argentina and more showing how much she loves tango.

In August 2019, taking part in the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires, she was named Finalist.