Dominic has been working in tango full-time since 2007. He has taught and performed in international tango festivals, cultural events, and offered workshops in over a dozen countries around the world, including several performances in Buenos Aires.
A passionate dancer and instructor and a pioneer of a unique style and teaching methodology, he draws inspiration and knowledge from a multitude of other dance-forms, yoga, bodywork, and martial arts. For him, respect, generosity, and self-awareness are the keys to reaching the deeper realms of tango.
Dominic specializes in the social dance of tango, in creative improvisation and musicality. He has trained many tango teachers in and outside the United States, and has studied with and worked alongside today’s top tango artists in the world. Learning to dance, and especially tango, is a rich process of growth for the body, mind, and spirit. He enjoys working with all levels of experience, including absolute beginners.
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Dominic currently offers private classes for leaders and followers, singles, couples, and groups in NW Portland and at the The Alberta Abbey Centre for Dance.
Weekly Tango Classes @ The Alberta Abbey!
126 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211
Sundays: Guided Practica 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Mondays: Beginners 7-8pm; Tango Salon (INT) 8-9pm
(4-week series, drop-in welcome, no partner necessary!)
Dominic hosts and DJs @ "BAAM" - The Big Alberta Abbey Milonga on Tuesdays:
Free Class from 7-8pm
Contact Dominic directly at 503-869-0474 or email@example.com.
Read further for some background of Dominic’s experience:
In 2008, after intensive dance-study while living in Buenos Aires (his first of several trips) and rigorous training from Jaimes Friedgen, his most influential teacher, his career expanded to Europe. Apart from his tours in Europe and North America, Dominic has lived and taught locally in Portland, Florence, Moscow, Paris, and Budapest. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
From 2012-2013, he partnered with world-class dancer, Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh (France). Together they toured in festivals in Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Hungary, the Ukraine, and Russia, and performed with Solo Tango Orchestra from Moscow on two separate occasions.
He taught and performed alongside the likes of: Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes, Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Carlitos Espinoza and Noelia Hurtado, Rodrigo Palacios and Agustina Berenstein, Diego “El Pájaro” Riemer and María Belen Giachello, Christian Sosa and María Noel Sciuto (2012 Tango Escenario World Champions), Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Pablo Inza and Eugenia Parilla, Fausto Carpino and Stephanie Fesneau, Mario Consiglieri and Anabella Diaz-Hojman, and Pablo Verón (The Tango Lesson, 1997), among others.
In 2013, while residing in Paris, Dominic performed in the live spectacle 52ème Gala de l’Union des Artistes, mis en scène by Isabelle Nanty, with French film star Audrey Fleurot (Intouchables, 2011), televised on France 2. He was also asked to be the “tango coach” for actor Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) for a T.V. commercial by L’Oréal.
In 2014 he taught and performed with Cecilia Piccinni from Buenos Aires in Tango Cazino 3rd Edition (Romania); Winter Tango Napoli Festival; live in concert with the Orquesta Típica La Juan D’Arienzo from Buenos Aires; and toured in three festivals and nine cities around the United States in Winter 2015.
In 2015 he moved back to Portland to share his knowledge and experience with the tango community that raised him.