FITA 2018 Artists & DJs

Angel Fabian Coria


Angel-Fabian-CoriaHe started his professional career in 1985 at «Ballet del Plata».

In 1985 entered as a dancer in «Ballet Popular Argentino» directed by Santiago Ayala «el Chucaro» and Norma Viola. From 1990 became not only the dancer but as well a Director Assistant and Choreographer.

From 2003 he is a judge of the World Championship of Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He shared stage with great Tango Masters like Juan Carlos Copes(Play “Entre Borges y Piazzolla” (1997)won the “Estrella de Mar Awar”,and from 1998-2002 was part of Cope’s company, Mariano Mores(1995), Julian Plaza(1998), Maria y Carlos Rivarola (for world championship of Tango in 2002), Raul Lavie(1997),Virginia Luquez(2002-2005), Maria Granas(Play Copes Tango Copes 2002), Sexteto Mayor(Play “Tangos y Gaucho, Portugal, Spain Bulgaria1992), José Colangello (Japan, 1996) Osvaldo Berdincely (Japan 2003), Alberto Podesta(Spain and Portugal 1992) to name a few.

He was the director of choreography for many shows such us “Buenos Aires Bohemia” ((1998) Shanghai, China), El Viejo Almacen, Manofactura Papelera (Buenos Aires, Argentina.)He performed and was the director of choreography on TV (1990) “El Gran Debut”.

He toured and performed in USA, China, Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

He resides in Palermo, Sicilia, has his Company of «Tango & Flamenco», each year he organizes a festival in February «Alterazioni Tango» and travel with innumerable workshops, especially are popular his seminars of Tango Therapie and seminas of Musicality.

Workshops and seminars at FITA:

  • Championship Intensive Preparation course 14-20 June 2018
  • 1. Seminar of 8 workshops «Tango Salon-Pista»
    2. Seminar of 8 workshops «Tango Escenario»
    3. Practice for championship and The first FITA Championship – 19 of June 2018
  • 4. Men Technique & Workshops (Holiday style)
    5. FREE for all participants Exclusive Musicality Workshop of 3 hour – 16 June 2018
  • for FITA Festival 21 – 25 June 2018
    Special Seminar “Musicality and Interpretation of Tango Orchestras –  Dance The Music”

John Erban & Francesca del Buono


John Erban – World 2nd place Champion 2011 in category Tango-Salon and 5th place in Tango-Stage.

A professional dancer, choreographer and teacher of Argentine Tango. Nowadays he travels the world working in Festivals and other cultural events performing, DJing and teaching tango with his own methodology.

Francesca del Buono – Italian Champion in 2013 in category Tango-Stage and European Champion 2016 in category  Tango-Stage

She is a professional dancer and teacher of Argentine Tango. Since 2000 she has been working with the best argentine teachers in the world and runs one of the biggest tango School in Rom, Italy since 2010.

Workshops and seminars at FITA:

  • Championship Intensive Preparation course 14-20 June 2018
    1. Seminar of 8 workshops «Tango Salon-Pista»
    2. Seminar of 8 workshops «Tango Escenario»
    3. Practice for championship and The first FITA Championship – 19 of June 2018
    4. Men Technique & Workshops (Holiday style)
  • for FITA Festival 21 – 25 June 2018

Diego Cornella Jaimez & Laura Diez


Diego-Cornella-Jaimez-Laura-DiezThey meet each other in Galicia, Spain in 2015, they are dancers and teachers of tango argentino and another rhythms, their style is composed by all their individual experiences and make the art of improvisation.

A mature and characterful couple is quickly consolidated, they begin their presentations in Portugal and througout Galicia, were teachers and organizers of the region pay attention to them to give curses of improvement in Castille, Asturias, etc. They are chosen by musicians for their ability to improvise “whatever”, allowing the orchestras to play without ties.

For their artistic and pedagogical training they have a lot of naturalness when dancing. Their teaching method is enjoyable for its simplicity and elegance, they dedicated completely of social tango and they are recongnized as one of the most complete and closer couples.

They are convinced with the idea that everybody must to have memory and remember their beginnings, they preach given example being one of the few teachers who dance tirelessy and with real pleasure with anyone, regardless of their dance level. They understand that dancing with them rises the quality of the dance, generates integration and good atmosphere, the kind of things that people who approach to this activity are looking for.

They will give workshops for very close embrace! Sensual and very real tango!

Visit their web: Diego&Laura

Workshops at FITA Festival 22 – 25 June 2018

Workshops of simple and useful “Tango Salon Style”

TONY & ANDREAS - Los chicos de Tango Brujo


TONY-ANDREASStarted with tango in 1993. Studied with maestros Pepito Avellaneda & Gilda Suzuki, Nito & Elba Garcia, Esther & Mingo Pugliese. And younger maestros like Damian Essell & Nancy Louzan, Osvaldo Zotto, Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert and others.

Started teaching in 1999, in Belgium, Holland and Germany. And have since 1999 their own club “Tango Brujo” in the east of Belgium.

They took part at Festivals in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Lübeck, Aachen, Frankfurt, Liège, Biezenmortel, Hasselt…

Visit their web:

FB: Tony Damen (Tango Brujo)

Workshops at FITA Festival 22 – 25 June 2018

Tony and Andreas are the students of famous and world respected Milongueros, they will offer a
Workshops of “Tango History – Milonguero Style”

Pele Madsen & Giedre Mataciunaite


Pele-Madsen-Giedre-MataciunaitePele Madsen was born and grew up in Greenland where he was focused on mastering Taekwondo. When he moved to Denmark he discovered salsa world and finally in 2001 he discovered Argentine tango and has been dedicated to it ever since. He started teaching as his teacher’s assistant already in 2003. He has been performing weekly in an Argentine restaurant “El Fuego” in Copenhagen for about two years since 2005. Since 2007 he has been giving tango workshops and performing in different tango events both in Denmark and abroad.

Giedre Mataciunaite Madsen has experience in folk dancing, classic and contemporary dances. She started dancing tango in 2003 and about a year after, she began DJing in a local milonga in Vilnius. In 2005 she became her teacher’s assistant and soon after – his teaching and dance partner. She has been a part of the team of actors in a dance performance “Lolita”, based on Nabokov’s novel. In 2009 Giedre moved to Copenhagen, where she has been DJing in local milongas and teaching tango.

Pele & Giedre have been performing and teaching since 2008 in variuos cities and events in Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden. They have been a part of teachers team in the biggest tango studio in Copenhagen M2Tango up until they moved to France in 2015. In teaching Pele and Giedre are focused on helping pupils develop their own way of dancing while explaining things in a simple and fun way, and with a bit of “good cop – bad cop” style.

Mauricio Borgarello and Marianne Kuusipalo


Mauricio is the DJ in charge of the Milonga Roja in Geneva, one of the most popular milongas in Switzerland!

His work as a DJ also includes: The Snow Tango Festival in Siberia, and different cities in France, Italy and Germany.

His idea is to play the most well-known classic tango songs, and with Di Sarli, D’arienzo, Troilo, and Pugliese as the base for the music, to make each Milonga something more than a place where you dance tango, but a big party!

Marianne has a background in classical dance, carnival samba and aerial acrobatics. Marianne started dancing tango intensively in 2009. She has performed in musicals such as West Side Story in Mozambique, where she also held her own dance school and often performed on national television. As a teacher Marianne’s pedagogy is fun and encouraging and she brings subtle elements of other dances to her interpretation. Currently Marianne lives in Geneva and teaches and performs with Mauricio Borgarello.

Workshops and seminars at FITA:

Mauricio Borgarello & Marianne Kussipalo for FITA Festival 21 – 25 June 2018

Workshops of New Tango Movements in Tango Salon for Close Embrace

Anna Yarigo


Anna is a professional dancer and teacher of tango Argentino since 2006.

She opened the first Tango School in Minsk, Belarus.

She had more then 25 year of dancing experience in classic, ballroom, jazz, choreography, acrobatic, kung fu, modern, hip-hop/R&B and social dancing.

Anna has been dancing with Jose Vazquez, Raul Masciocchi, German Salvatierra, Estanislao Herrera, Angel Coria. Performed and teached in all Europe, in Kuala Lumpur (Malasia), Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Her women technique seminars “Lady” are extremely popular and have 100% of practical use on the dance floor! It is a “WOMAN in TANGO” Revolution TECHNIQUE! Do not miss that unique opportunity and book a full seminar to get the best from Anna.





Workshops and seminars at FITA:

for Tango Holiday & Intensive Seminar 14-20 June 2018
1. Seminar of 8 workshops «Tango Salon-Pista»
2. Seminar of 8 workshops «Tango Escenario»
3. Women Technique & Workshops (Holiday style)

for FITA Festival 21 – 25 June 2018
Special Seminar “Lady” all about Axis and Full Body Movement in Dancing plus Full Range of Female Decorations for a free Leg

Gabriela Elias


Gabriela-EliasGabriela started to dance with classical and jazz, participated in several musical comedies. In 1986 he discovered tango and till 2012 was in the stable cast of the company of “Mariano Mores” as the first dancer with Eduardo Perez, as well was a director of the dance group.

She participated as a jury in the World and Metropolitan Championship of Buenos Aires of Tango in the categories of Tango Salon and Tango Escenario.

Since 2014 director of the World School of Tango GE Gabriela Elias.

She is increadible with MILONGA! The best methodology and explication and organization of the workshop! Perfect didactic with a real passion to Tango that she transmits with every single word and every single step she does!

She will give a MILONGA Workshops during FITA and it is highler recommended to take them all and from the beginning for not missing ANY details! The best Maestra of MILONGA!

Seminars at FITA:

She will participaite at INTENSIVE SEMINAR for preparation for WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

She will give her Special Milonga seminar! – The most didactic and systematical seminar of Milonga in the World!

Natalia Castillo


Natalia has more then fifteen years of experience in tango, over the years she has formed with countless teachers and choreographers.

She has been a dancer of companies and ballets of tango: Mario Morales, Mora Godoy; company Mariposita tango of Carolina Bonaventura, Code tango, Cruce tango and others. She  worked for different «Casas de Tango».

She danced with the best orchestras of Buenos Aires: Raul Garello, Leopoldo Federico, Emilio Balcarce, Ferbabdez Fierro.

Workshops at FITA Festival 22 – 25 June 2018

Workshops of women technique and special seminar for women who want to lead.


Gregorio Garrido


Gregorio Garrido started his Tango-career from early age on in Santiago de Chile. Later, he was professionally trained by various world-renowned Argentinianmaestros in Buenos Aires.

Today he is living in Germany and works worldwide as a dancer, choreographer and professional Tango teacher. His style of dancing is distinguished by his dynamic, his excellent sense of rhythm, musicality and a high level of agility and vitality. His classes emphasis on basic techniques like work on axis and connection, control of the own elegant but natural movements and dance floor orientation.

His philosophy of teaching does not contain the apprentice of difficult figures and combinations, instead he shows up the plurality of movements and the varieties of steps the Tango Argentino offers. So each student is guided with a balance of technique, partner work and musicality to develop its own creativity of expression and movement improvisation for an individual style of dancing Tango.

Adrian Coria


Adrian started his dancing with folklore, ballet, contemporary and jazz.

He has been formed in famous schools: Julilo Bocca and National Dance School. He has more then fifteen year with tango. He performed in «Casas de Tango» in Buenos Aires, in the tourist centers, restaurants of San Telmo and La Boca. He danced with famous companies: Estampas Portenas, Sello de tango Copes, Hernan Piquin and others.