History

Ever wonder why Portland has so many talented dancers?
Here's one reason - the steady stream of world-class instructors that come to Portland to teach.

September 2009
J Abling & Luiza Paes
Julio Bassan & Viviana Parra

August 2009
Julio Marino & Mirabai Deranja
Sharna Fabiano

July 2009
Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas

June 2009
Felipe Martinez
Susana Miller

May 2009
Homer & Cristina

April 2009
Alicia Pons

February 2009 - ValenTango XII

January 2009
Daniel Trenner

November 2008
Caroline Peattie

October 2008 - TangoFest XII
Melina Sedo & Detlef Engel (Germany)
Gustavo Saba & Maria Olivera (Buenos Aires)
Carlos & Tova Moreno (Boston)
Muma (Buenos Aires)
Homer & Christina Ladas (San Francisco)
Robin Thomas & Kyla Mares (New York)
Nick Jones (Denver) & Luiza Paes (Buenos Aires)
Oliver Kolker & Silvina Valz (Buenos Aires)
Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas (Buenos Aires)

September 2008
Graciela Gonzales

August 2008
Tete & Silvia
Tony & Ilana
Julio MariƱo & Mirabai Deranja
Muma

June 2008
Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas
Komala Voss & Stefan Wimmer

April-May 2008
Luciana Valle

April 2008
Jaimes Friedgen

March 2008
Alicia Pons

February 2008 - ValenTango XI
Melina Sedo & Detlef Engel (Germany)
Damian Lobato (Buenos Aires) & Jennifer Olson (New York)
Gustavo Saba & Maria Olivera (Buenos Aires)
Korey Ireland & Mila Vigdorova (Kansas City)
Tomas Howlin (Buenos Aires) & Carol Horowitz (Montreal)
Colette & Richard (Miami)
Somer Surgit (Turkey/Chicago) & Agape Pappas (Greece/Chicago)
Adam Hoopengardener & Ciko Tanik (Newark, NJ)
Carlos & Tova Moreno (Boston)

February 2008
Damian Lobato & Jennifer Olson

October 2007 - TangoFest XI
Murat Erdemsel (Istanbul/New York) & Michelle Lamb (New York)
Diego Alvaro (Buenos Aires)
Luis Bianchi (Buenos Aires) & Daniela Pucci (New York)
Somer Surgit (Turkey/Chicago) & Agape Pappas (Madrid/Chicago)
Raul Cabral (Buenos Aires)
Jorge Nel & Milena (Miami/Colombia)
Nick Jones & Tara Fortier (Denver)
Viviana & Isidoro Levinson (Washington DC/Buenos Aires)
Felipe Martinez & Rosa Corisco (Madrid, Spain)
Diego & Negracha Lanau (Buenos Aires)

October 2007
Susana Miller

September 2007
Ney Melo & Jennifer Bratt

August 2007
Richard Council & Colette Hebert

July 2007
Oscar & Mary Ann Casas (Argentina)
Oscar Mandagaran & Georgina Vargas (Argentina)

May 2007
Luciana Valle (Argentina)
Martha Anton & "El Gallego" Manolo
Ney Melo

February 2007 - Valentango X
Murat Erdemsel (Istanbul/New York) & Michelle Lamb (New York)
Luis Bianchi (Buenos Aires) & Daniela Pucci (New York)
Christopher Nassopolous & Caroline Peattie (San Francisco)
Somer Surgit (Turkey/Chicago) & Agape Pappas (Madrid/Chicago)
Richard Council & Colette Hebert (Miami)
Raul Cabral (Buenos Aires)
Aleks Panchenko (Russia) & Roxanne McKenney (St Louis)

Feb 2007
Alicia Pons (Argentina)
Felipe Martinez

January 2007
Sharna Fabiano & Isaac Oboka

Oct 2006
Silvina Valz

Oct 2006 - TangoFest X
Colette & Richard (Miami)
Jaimes Friedgen (Seattle)
Jorge Nel & Milena (Columbia/Miami)
Gabriela Fernandez & Luciano Mares (Buenos Aires)
Muma (Buenos Aires)
Oliver Kolker & Luna Palacios (Buenos Aires/New York)
Silvina Vals (Paris, Buenos Aires)
Sonja Armisen (Munich)
Robin Thomas & Jennifer Olson (New York)
Korey Ireland & Mila Vigdorova (Kansas City & Russia)
Sara Grdan & Ivan Terrazas (Croatia & NY / Mendoza)
Rebecca Shulman (New York)

August 2006
Florencia Taccetti

July 2006
Jaimes Friedgen

June 2006
Komala Vos & Stefan Wimmer
Felipe Martinez & Rosa Corsico

May 2006
Andres Amarilla & Meredith Klein
Susana Miller

March 2006
Daniel Trenner & Sharna Fabiano

February 2006 - Valentango IX
Carlos Copello (Buenos Aires)
Nick Jones & Tara Fortier (Denver, CO)
Christopher & Caroline (San Francisco)
Oliver & Luna (Buenos Aires/New York)
Korey & Mila (Kansas City & Russia)
Andres & Meredith (Buenos Aires)
Mariana Galassi (Buenos Aires) & Murat Erdemnsel (New York)

October 2005 - TangoFest IX
David Chiu (OC/LA)
Jorge Nel (Columbia/Miami)
Homer Ladas (San Francisco)
El Pulpo & Luiza (Buenos Aires)
Roxanne McKenney (St. Louis, MO)
Nick Jones & Tara Fortier (Denver, CO)
Moria & Javier (Buenos Aires/New York)
Antonio "Tono" Gallesio (Buenos Aires)
Robin Thomas & Jennifer Bratt (New York)
Mariana Fresno & Ney Melo (Buenos Aires)
Fabrizio Forti & Mariana Dragone (Buenos Aires)
Mariana Galassi (Buenos Aires) & Murat Erdemnsel (New York)
Metin Yazir (Istanbul, Turkey) & Vanessa Gauch (Bordeaux, France)
Felix Hahme (Berlin, Germany) & Anne-Sophie Ville (Washington, DC)

June 2005
Komala Vos

April 2005
Susana Miller
Caroline Peattie

March 2005
Chan Park
Alicia Pons

February 2005 - Valentango VIII
Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero (Buenos Aires)
Pablo Fontana (Buenos Aires) & Anne-Sophie Ville (Washington, DC)
Brigita Winkler (Berlin) & Thomas Howlin (Buenos Aires)
Mariana Fresno & Ney Melo (Buenos Aires)
Homer Ladas & Charity Lebron (San Francisco)
Jaimes Friedgen (Seattle)
Christopher Nassopolous & Caroline Peatie (San Francisco)
Robin Thomas & Jennifer Bratt (New York)

January 2005
Homer Ladas

November 2004
Nora Dinzelbacher & Ed Neale

October 2004 - TangoFest VIII
Constantin Rueger
Homer & Cristina Ladas
Paulo Araujo
Javier Rochwarger
Jak Karako
Fabrizio Forti
Mariana Dragone
Cynthia Fattori
"Gato" Valdez & Andrea Monti
Semiral Tuncer
Jorge Nel Giraldo
Agustina Videla & Claudio Asprea
Robin Thomas & Jennifer Bratt
Eva Lucero & Patricio Touceda
Eduardo Saucedo & Kikki
Felipe Martinez & Rosa Corisco
Christopher Nassopoulos & Caroline Peattie
Pablo Fontana
Anne-Sophie Ville
Jaimes Friedgen & Rachel Smith

October 2004
Cacho Dante

September 2004
Mayumi Morrow
Cecilia Gonzalez

June 2004
Komala Vos & Stefan Wimmer

April 2004
Susana Miller

March 2004
Luciana Valle

February 2004 - Valentango VII
Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero (Buenos Aires)
Jorge Nel (Columbia/Miami)
Brigita Winkler (Germany)
Rebecca Shulman (New York)
Homer Ladas & Cristina Navarro (San Francisco)
Jaimes Friedgen & Rachel Smith (Seattle)
Christopher Nassopolous & Caroline Peatie (San Francisco)
Orlando Paiva Jr. & Mariana Melling (Buenos Aires)

October 2003 - TangoFest VII
Cacho Dante (Buenos Aires) & Barbara Durr (Atlanta)
Miriam Larici & Hugo Patyn (Buenos Aires/Los Angeles)
Juan Manuel Nieto (Madrid) & Chelsea Eng (San Francisco)
Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero (Buenos Aires)
Jorge Nel (Columbia/Miami) & Deena Burke (Seattle)
Brigita Winkler (Germany)
Pablo Fontana (Buenos Aires) & Anne-Sophie Ville (Washington, DC)
Brooke Burdett (Buenos Aires)
Eduardo Saucedo (Buenos Aires) & Kikki (Vancouver, BC)
Felipi Martinez & Kat MacDonald (San Francisco)
Homer Ladas & Cristina Navarro (San Francisco)
Marcelo Solis (Buenos Aires)
Paulo Aruajo (Brazil)
Rebecca Shulman (New York)
Carina Losano (Buenos Aires/Maryland)
Jaimes Friedgen & Rachel Smith (Seattle)

August 2003
Hsueh-tze Lee

June 2003
Yvonne Meissner & Eduardo Aguirre
Komala Vos, Stefan Wimmer, & Eric Jorissen

April 2003
Susana Miller

March 2003
Luciana Valle

February 2003 - Valentango VI
Miriam Larici & Hugo Patyn
Jorge Nel
Deena Burke
Felipe Martinez & Kat MacDonald
Alicia Pons

November 2002
Roxanne McKinney

October 2002 - TangoFest VI
Christy Cote
Cacho Dante & Barbara Durr
Chelsea Eng & Gary Weinberg
El Pulpo Esbrez & Luiza Paes
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin
Steve Harding & Deena Burke
Miriam Larici & Hugo Patyn
Yvonne Meissner
Christopher Nassopoulos & Caroline Peattie
Eduardo Saucedo & Kikki
Florencia Taccetti
Evan Wallace & Michelle Badion
Angel Clemente & Rosa Collantes
George Garcia
Esther Heitzer
Herve Cousin
Felipe Martinez & Kat MacDonald
Gabriela Rojo
Hsueh-tze Lee
Juan M. Nieto
Miguel Pla
Nora Dinzelbacher & Ed Neale
Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero
Pedro Monteleon
Tom Stermitz
Chan Parks & Eugenia Parks

August 2002
Florencia Taccetti

July 2002
Luciana Valle

May 2002
Komala Vos & Eric Jorissen

April 2002
Susana Miller

February 2002 - ValenTango V
Eduardo Agguire
Yvonne Meisner
Hugo Patyn & Miriam Larici
Christopher Nassopoulos & Caroline Peattie
Eduardo Saucedo & Kikki

January 2002
Brooke Burdett

December 2001
Graciela Gonzalez

November 2001
Luciana Valle

October 2001 - TangoFest V
Christy Cote
Cacho Dante & Barbara Durr
Lisa Ellison
Chelsea Eng & Gary Weinberg
el Pulpo Esbrez & Luiza Paes
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin
Ramiro Gigliotti
Steve Harding & Deena Burke
Leroy Hearon, Jr. & Phoebe J. Grant
Daniel Lapadula
Miriam Larici & Hugo Patyn
Yvonne Meissner
Christopher Nassopoulos & Caroline Peattie
Jorge Nel
Eduardo Saucedo & Kikki
Florencia Taccetti
Evan Wallace & Michelle Badion
Brigitta Winkler

September 2001
Metin Yazir

August 2001
Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo

June 2001
Cecilia Gonzalez & Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi

May 2001
Susana Miller

April 2001
Florencia Taccetti

March 2001
Komala Vos & Stefan Wimmer

February 2001
Daniel Trenner
Heather Morrow

January 2001
Omar Vega

November 2000
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin
Fabian Salas & Carolina del Rivero

October 2000 - TangoFest IV
George Garcia
Daniel Trenner
Chris Nassopoulos & Carolyn Peattie
Gary Weinberg & Chelsea Eng
Christy Cote & Daniel Lapadula
Jorge Nel
Hernan Obispo
Mariana Dragone
Ramiro Gigliotti
Paula Ferrio
Guillermo Valente
Pampa Cortes
Valeria Schneider
Evan Wallace & Michelle Badion
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin

September 2000
Metin Yazir

August 2000
Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo

June 2000
Chicho Frumboli & Cecilia Gonzalez

May 2000
El Pulpo & Luiza Esbrez
Susana Miller

April 2000
Omar Vega

March 2000
Daniela Arcuri & Armando Orzuza

February 2000
Daniel Trenner
Brooke Burdette
Gaby Guerberoff

January 2000
Metin Yazir

November 1999
Florencia Taccetti

October 1999 - TangoFest III
Evan Wallace & Michelle Badion
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin
Chris Nassopoulos
George Gium
Tracy Calk
Gary Weinberg & Chelsea Eng
Christy Cote & Daniel Lapadula
Marcelo Solis & Yanina Messina
El Pulpo & Luiza Esbrez
Luciana Valle
Tomas Howlin
Silvina Grill

September 1999
Christopher Nassopoulos

August 1999
Steve Harding & Deena Burke

July 1999
Nito & Elba Garcia

June 1999
Luciana Valle

May 1999
Susana Miller
Fabian Salas

April 1999
Graciela Gonzalez

March 1999
Carina Losano & Pablo Fontana

February 1999
Daniel Trenner
Marcelo Solis & Yanina Messina

December 1998
Lucia Mazer

November 1998
Nora Dinzelbacher

October 1998 - TangoFest II
Michelle Badion & Evan Wallace
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin
Steve Harding & Deena Burke
George Guim & Tracy Calk
Gary Weinberg & Chelsea Eng
Carlos Lucha
Elaine Sirois
Miller Ramil
Claudia Lisette
Christy Cote
Pampa Cortes
Marcelo Solis & Yanina Messina
Luciana Valle

September 1998
Luciana Valle

August 1998
Michelle Badion & Evan Wallace

July 1998
Nito & Elba Garcia

June 1998
Nora Dinzelbacher

May 1998
Susana Miller

April 1998
Manuel Ortiz
Nestor & Patricia Ray
Fabian Salas
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin

March 1998
Pampa Cortes & Christy Cote

February 1998
Christopher Nassopoulos
Carmen Alvarez

February 1998
Daniel Trenner
Florencia Taccetti

January 1998
Miller Ramil & Bianca Blesching

November 1997
Fabian Salas

October 1997 - TangoFest I
Carlos Lucha & Elaine Sirois
George Guim & Tracy Calk
Michelle Badion & Evan Wallace
Chelsea Eng & Gary Weinberg
Christopher Nassopoulos
Shoshanna Press
Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin

March 1997
Fabian Salas

February 1997
Daniel Trenner

September 1996
Alberto Toledano & Loreen Arbus

June 1996
Nito & Elba Garcia

December 1995
Daniel Trenner
Anne-Marie Duquette

June 1995
Daniel Trenner & Rebecca Shulman
Juan Bruno

January 1995
Nora Dinzelbacher

1994
Sonny Newman
Patty Leverett