Mike McCarrel

For Mike, Argentine tango is all about the music. He began dancing in 2006, and after helping found the Portland State University Argentine Tango Club, he soon began DJing regularly at its events.

In 2008, Mike spent three months in Buenos Aires, delving deeply into the dance music, studying with several instructors and attending many milongas. After returning to his hometown of Portland, Mike began DJing frequently around town as well as co-founding the Mississippi Milonga and Milonga al Norte. He has since DJ'd in Seattle, Houston, New York, Eugene, and Ashland and has been invited to the Grape Escape Tango Festival, Providence Tango Marathon and the Vancouver Vantango Festival.

In the ways of DJing and dancing, Mike is available for private and group instruction. He strives to give his students an understanding of underlying technique, which will allow them to explore and grow as dancers. His strongest influences include Daniel Tuero, Cecilia Piccinni, Ariadna Naveira, Dominic Bridge, Alex Krebs, and Felipe Martinez. He is currently teaching tango classes in Portland, Oregon on a weekly basis.

Contact email: m.mccarrel@gmail.com or phone: 503-208-5702