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Agustina Piaggio & Carlitos Espinoza

2019 World Tango Champion

Agustina Piaggio & Carlitos Espinoza are a combination of pure instinct and beautiful elegance. Toronto Tango Experience is honored to present one of the most famous dance couple in the tango world, and also one of the most loved by tangueros. This is due to respect, passion, energy, professionalism, work, dedication and many more qualifications that they deliver not only on the dancefloor, but in every minute shared with students around the world.
As instructors, they work on multiple levels with students, simultaneously developing technique and mechanics while challenging the students interior landscape, and their process of conceptualizing while they lead or follow. They have become invited teachers and performers at many of the most famous tango festivals in the world, and their Youtube videos have been viewed more than a million times.

Agustina Piaggio is very well known as a gourgeous dancer who won the championship of the world of tango salon in 2019, with Maxim Gerasimov

Carlitos Espinoza Carlitos is the master of musicality, who has acquired an enviable reputation throughout the tango world for his authentic close-embrace milonguero tango. His style is characterized by a rare combination of extreme dynamism, profound musicality, energy, precision, and a very grounded and elegant walk.

Toronto Tango Experience Festival
Toronto Tango Experience Festival
Toronto Tango Experience Festival

Eleonora Kalganova

Eleonora Kalganova is a unique, generous, sensitive, and kind teacher.

She grew up in post-Soviet Tashkent, Uzbekistan (part of the former Soviet Republic). She studied dance extensively from an early age: folk, ballroom, character, historic, ballet and modern.

After successfully completing 9 years of rigorous study, Eleonora graduated from the State Dance Academy in Tashkent and became a principal dancer with the prestigious Alisher Navoi Theater of Opera and Ballet.

Through this remarkable and rare educational experience she gained a solid understanding of movement, anatomy, music, performance and dance composition.

With time, Eleonora became increasingly fascinated and involved with Argentine tango. After years of study, with intelligence, passion, professional dedication, and her unique dance background, Eleonora started to develop a very special understanding of Argentine tango.

Eleonora believes in breaking from the rigidity of steps and memorization. She encourages students to develop improvisational skills through simple and dynamic techniques, achieve relaxed and released style, and most importantly, learn the joy of dance by relating, expressing, and communicating with her partner. She has been described by a reviewer as "the most talented and playful follow I have ever seen" and "it is rare when I watch a couple dance. She is that kind of dancer".

Eleonora travels extensively internationally, performing and conducting solos workshops in her famous Womens Technique classes which bring out large numbers of eager fans. But she continues to be a student of life and tango.

Tarek Marroushi is partnering with Eleonora at TTX.


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