Bill Alsup

Bill Alsup

Bill started obsessively pursuing tango in 1997, and has studied with dozens of Argentine tango masters, some of them several times.

Bill's dancing is reknowned for its creative and playful musicality, due in no small part to his two decades as a professional French hornist. He hosts the weekly Sunday Afternoon Practica at the Viscount Dance Studios, started in 2000, and co-teaches with Megan Pingree on Monday evenings, also at The Viscount Dance Studios.

Bill is also active as a tango DJ, having played music at events in Eugene, Bend, Ashland, Seattle, and in Mexico, and regularly DJ's in Portland and throughout the Northwest.

Bill facilitated the local workshops of Argentine tango masters Graciela Gonzalez, Mariano "Chicho" Frúmboli, Cecilia Gonzalez (4 visits), Jean-Sèbastien Rampazzi, Brigitta Winkler, Rebecca Shulman, Brooke Burdett and Hsueh-tze Lee.

Bill Alsup

Along with Gillian Leichtling, Bill performed in Jenny Levison's Yiddish tango show "Shtil, Mayn Corazon" in December, 2000, and also with Megan Pingree in Alex Krebs' show "Tango al Tiempo" at the Miracle Theatre in April 2003.

Bill created this PortlandTango.com website in 1998 and maintained it for 9 years. He has recently stepped away from that role, however, and now spends his time integrating his passion for tango with bicycling. He keeps a photo journal of his activities at Tango Biker. Contact Bill directly at 971-207-1508 or email billalsup@yahoo.com.