Instructors

Indre_RapalavicuteIndre Rapalaviciute
Life brought Indre across the Atlantic from the beautiful country-side of  Lithuania to the United States to find a new life and new friends in Williamsburg; and Blues and Jazz in New Orleans. The same life in the form of Katrina’s wind blew her to Houston for her to find by Tango and Yoga.

For ten years of her Tango experience Indre has always felt an instant connection, to another human being, another heart, where no words, no thoughts are needed. In this state the body becomes a fee vessel for music and movement. She began teaching Tango to share this understanding with everyone who wants it. If you love what you are doing, you have no other option but to be good at it. A consistent and dedicated practice will flow naturally from this love. It’s precisely this love and practice that has made Indre the beautiful and talented dancer and teacher she is today.

Juan_Manuel_RangelJuan Manuel Rangel
Always passionate about music, was introduced to tango at an early age thanks to the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Alas, as far as he knew, tango was a dead art that could probably only be experienced in recordings and films- It wasn’t until he found himself in Houston, and stumbled upon the Continental Club one Monday night, where Glover Gill’s piano showed him that tango is as alive as ever. You just have to let it find you. Juan feels that the importance is not in the vastness of our vocabulary, but using the right words to deliver an inspired message that tells something about the space and time we are occupying in that instant.

Image-1Isadora Mangino
Isadora grew up in Buenos Aires. Born and raised in a family that surrounded her by art. At an early age Isadora started training classical dance under the guidance of some of the best masters, performing at the prestegious Theater Colon. At the age of twenty she ventured in to contemporary dance, that was the moment she found tango and deeply fell in love with all of its expressions.
Taking lessons with the best tango instructors such as: Pedro Calveyra , Damian Esell y Nancy Louzan , Natalia Ganes y Gabriel Angio,  Fernando Galera y Vilma Vega, Chicho y Lucia… to name a few. Together with her parther Jorge Lemos participated in the first metropolitan championship of Buenos Aires, finishing in the final round.
She has conducted classes in Buenos Aires at the San Martin cultural center, the YMCA and numerous dance studios.

Luis_Zuleta
Luis Zuleta

Luis passion for Tango began in 2008 after re-locating to Houston from Grinnell College. Although he started slow, his attachment grew from the great friends he was able to make through the dance. He currently enjoys exploring concepts of self-expression, balance and musicality in movement, but his passion for the dance still lies in the opportunity to collaborate, improvise, and create from the music with another person in his arms. Luis has a great passion for teaching, and takes great pride and joy seeing his students improve and develop thei’re own style.

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