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OUR STORY

Known for our social and intimate style of dancing, we are loved by people for our kind and gentle way of teaching as well as for our knowledge and engagement with the whole Tango culture. Tango dancers and teachers based in Geneva, we have 20 years of experience in teaching and performance of tango. We have a base of students and supporters across French-speaking Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne, etc.) and the neighbouring French regions such as Aix-les-Bains, Grenoble, Annecy, Vougy, etc.

We started dancing together in 2017. Since then, we have been invited to give workshops and to perform at many regional events, such as the Aix-les-Bains tango festival 2019, 2021 and 2022 (France), Silence on Danse festival 2021 and 2022 (Annemasse, France), Sans Souci festival 2021 (Geneva, Switzerland), Raca festivalito 2022 (Annecy, France), Snow Tango holidays 2022 (La Plagne, France), Courchevel Tango holidays 2020, 2021 and 2023 (France), Sun Tango holidays 2018 (Arcachon, France), etc. We have been also invited to teach in Kuopio 2020 (Finland) and in Istanbul 2020 (Turkey). In 2022 we organised the first Tango festival Midsummer’s Weekend’s Dream in Geneva with the following maestros: Magdalena Gutierrez, Barbara Ferreira & Agustin Agnez, and Veronica Palacios & Jonatan Agüero.

Our regular weekly lessons take place in Geneva, Annemasse, and Aix-les-Bains, and we are often invited to give special workshops in the neighbouring regions Thonon-les-Bains, Evian, Annecy, Grenoble, etc. In order to keep updated with the newest techniques and pedagogies of tango, we have taken lessons with the following Maestros: Ruben & Sabrina Veliz, Magdalena Gutierrez & German Ballejo, Clarisa Aragon & Jonathan Saavedra, Luna Palacios, Silvio Via, Marianna Koutandou & Vaggelis Hatzopoulos, Guillermo Barrionuevo, Gisela Passi & Rodrigo Rufino, John Erban, Clarissa Sanchez, Mariana Montes & Sebastian Arce, 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. Based in Geneva, Mauricio is now known throughout French-speaking Switzerland for his work as a tango teacher, DJ, and Maestro in international tango events, such as the Snow Tango 2018, 2019 and 2022 (La Plagne, France), Sun Tango 2018 and 2019 (Arcachon, France), FITA 2017 (Cadiz, Spain), Festival Saint Raphael 2016 (France) etc. In France in particular, Mauricio has worked several years with the associations Tango Rioplatense (Grenoble), Tango Velours (Vougy and Annecy) and Tango Passion (Gap). With Moira Daloia (Uruguay / Lyon), they have accompanied the La Roulotte Tango orchestra in various shows as dancers.

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.