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Andres Bravo

Andres Bravo is a talented dancer, instructor and choreographer who began dancing Argentine Tango at 11 years of age. 

Throughout the years he has been part of several well-recognized World Tango Competitions and Festivals. In 2006 he was National Stage Tango Champion in “Tangovia” a Tango Competition held in Manizales, Colombia and in 2009 he won the National Stage Tango Competition in the city of Bogota, which he then continued on to represented Colombia at the eighth World Tango Summit held in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. In addition he has dedicated great part of his professional life to teaching tango to people of all walks of life in a very unique and effortless way.

Currently Andres is based in NYC and is performing and teaching with his partner Sarita Apel. Andres and Sarita are the 2019 official US Tango Salon Champions and 2019 Tango Salon Champions at the SoCal Tango Championship.


To know more about Andres Bravo, visit andresysaritatango.com

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Sarita Apel

 Sarita has been dancing ballet and modern dance since the age of 6 years. She was awarded scholarships at some of the most renowned dance schools: Codarts Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and The Ailey school in New York. Subsequently, she worked with Graham 2, the junior company of the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company, and with various modern dance companies in New York. She was introduced to Tango in 2015, when working with Dardo Galletto Dance. In 2018 Sarita started dancing with Andres Bravo and together they became the ATUSA 2019 official US Tango Salon Champions as well as the Tango Salon Champions of the SoCal Tango Championship and Festival 2019.

They have performed and taught at many prestigious Milongas, at the annual Tango show at the Thalia Theater in NYC “Tango+Tango” directed by Gil Angel Orrios, at Carlos and Maureen Urrego’s “Spring Fever Tango Cabaret” show, and Luis Bravo's production "La Cumparsita".

Together they dance for Ana Padron and Diego Blanco’s renowned Tango For All Dance Company. 


To know more about Sarita Apel, visit andresysaritatango.com

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Carlos Urrego

Colombian dancer with 20 years of experience, He studied dance at the University of Antioquia. He integrated the most important tango companies in Colombia and was director of La Compania Neotango in Medellin. Carlos has won several championships in Colombia and the USA. currently traveling through Argentina, Colombia and the US teaching and performing with his current partner Maureen Urrego.

To know more about Carlos Urrego, visit carlosandmaureen.com

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Maureen Urrego

Maureen Urrego - Originally from Seattle, WA with Chilean background has been dancing professionally Argentine Tango for the past 10 years  She has won several awards throughout the US and is currently teaching and performing throughout the US, Colombia and Argentina. For more information visit www.carlosandmaureen.com

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Juan Alessandrini

Juan Alessandrini was introduced to tango at the age of 10. He was part of one of the most important folklore festivals in Argentina “La noche mas larga”. Being part of this festival inspired him to continue his tango training in Buenos Aires. After a few years, he was invited to teach in the United States at Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco’s Authentic Argentine Tango School. For the last three years he has been actively teaching and performing at milongas and galas in the tri-state area. Most recently he has performed with Leonardo Suarez Paz’s Cuartetango at the Argentine Consulate in New York City. Juan enjoys dancing to traditional style tango, he believes the authentic principals of argentine tango provide the best foundation for any tango dancer.

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