About us- A Tango story
OUR GUEST TEACHER FOR THE SEASON:
• Finalist in the Tango World Championship of Buenos Aires 2021. (Stage Tango Category)
• First Place in Milonga Category in the Metropolitan Tango Championship of Italy 2022. (Prato)
• Second Place in Milongueros Category; Third place in Vals Category and Milonga Category in the Metropolitan Tango Championship of Italy 2022. (Milano)
• Tango dancer from different shows in Buenos Aires.
LAIA BARRERA semifinalist at the 2019 world Tango championships in both salon and esceneario categories, formed herself in different dance styles starting from the age of 4. such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, flamenco and more. At the moment she's focused on her tango career around the world, teaching and dancing in many different countries like Sweden, Turkey, Italy, Argentina, Austria and others.
She has danced in the most famous tango temples of Buenos Aires such as Club Fulgor Villa Crespo, Salón Canning, Maldita Milonga and others.
She has developed her tango with masters like Fenando Galera, Maximiliano Cristiani, Silvina Valz, Sol Cerquides, Natalia Hills, Alejandra Gutty, Daniel Nacucchio &Cristina Sosa, Fernando Gracia, Guillermina Quiroga among others.
During the last few years she has worked in many shows in Argentina and Barcelona.
Her tango is characterized by the search for the comfort and naturalness of movements inside the embrace.
ANNA PROUSANIDOU discovered her passion for dancing as a teenager. At the age of 17 she began experimenting with different dance styles such as latin-ballroom (mambo,rumba, chacha) and contemporary. Her interest moved towards other social dances such as salsa and in 2014 she was as part of the team at the World Guiness Record event in Thessaloniki , for the largest rueda de casino.
While taking different classes and attending events in Greece, France, Norway and Sweden, she has been gradually focusing on tango for the past nine years, having the tango legends Ruben and Sabrina Veliz as her main mentors. Lately she has been collaborating with El Encuentro Tango in Gothenburg.
JULIAN CASTRO was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has studied and devoted to tango since his teenage years, bringing his passion for this timeless art to Sweden which culminated in the creation of "El Encuentro Tango" argentine tango school. He has worked in Argentina, Italy, Germany among other places. His tango is a combination of elegant tango coupled with modern and solid technique.
He has studied and developed with world famous dancers and tango legends like Ruben and Sabrina Veliz, Maximiliano Cristiani and Karina Colmeiro (tango salon world champion 2013), Gabriel Missé, Guille Barrionuevo and Mariela Sametband, Noelia Barsi, Javier Rodriguez, Sebastian Jimenez (world champion 2010), among others. As a young athlete, he has won two silver medals and two bronzes at the Italian Taekwondo championships in 2006.
Recently, his work with the argentinian art has been portrayed by the newspaper Sydöstran and by the popular tv show Landet Runt