Meet Mauricio & Marianne
We are Mauricio Borgarello and Marianne Kuusipalo, tango dancers and teachers based in Geneva. We started dancing together in 2017.
We are proud to be known across the region for our kind and gentle way of teaching. We have worked in regional and international tango festivals, tango holidays and workshops in Switzerland, France, Uruguay, Finland, and Turkey.
Our regular weekly lessons take place in Geneva, Annemasse, and Aix-les-Bains, and we teach special workshops in the neighbouring regions Thonon-les-Bains, Evian, Annecy, Grenoble, etc.
Mauricio Borgarello is a professional tango dancer and teacher who grew up in tango culture in Montevideo, Uruguay. After his tango debute in 1999, he followed a professional training with the best teachers of Montevideo and Buenos Aires (among others Pablo Villaraza and Dana Frigoli, Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli, Mauricio Castro, Claudio Gonzales and Melina Brufman, Matias Facio and Kara Wenham, etc.). In 2012, the association "Tango Nuevo" took him to teach in Switzerland.
Marianne is a professional tango dancer and teacher. She lives in Geneva since 2016 and dances Tango since 2009. Marianne has a background in classical dance and carnival samba. She held her own dance school in Maputo, Mozambique for 3 years, where she also did numerous appearances on national television. As a teacher, Marianne's pedagogy is playful, gentle, and encouraging. Marianne currently lives in Geneva where she works with Mauricio Borgarello.