CHICAGO MINI TANGO FESTIVAL
April 20-22, 2007
A native of Argentina, Daniel has over 20 years experience as a professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, specializing in the arts of Argentine Tango and Folk Dances. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the &lquot;Instituto Nacional de Profesores de Folklore&rquot; in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A well-known Artistic Director in Argentina, Daniel wrote, directed and starred in the critically acclaimed Tango production &lquot;Entre Tango y Tango&rquo;, which toured Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. He was also selected by Alan Parker to dance tango in the internationally acclaimed film, &lquot;Evita&rquot;, starring Madonna in 1996. Daniel is recognized professionally for the ability to instruct and train dancers of all levels. Since 1995, he is an award-winning Choreographer and Lead Dancer in the famous annual Carnival Parade of Corrientes, Argentina. Daniel has performed and taught classes and workshops In Argentine Tango and Folk dance throughout South America and Europe.
Dance as an art form has been part of Ramona's life since the age of 6. She has had extensive training in various forms of dance as well as gymnastics. Athe age of 12 she began an intensive apprenticeship program at the Joel Hall Dance Center where she studied and performed jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, and African dance. Ramona has been a professional performer for 11 years. She has performed at various theatres and venues throughout Chicago, including the Anthenaeum Theatre, Schubert Theatre, Merle Reskin Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center. She has also performed at dance festivals in Paris, Cologne, and Brussels. For the past six years Ramona has focused her dance career on Latin ballroom dancing and began to teach these styles professionally two years ago.
Daniel and Ramona have been dance partners since April 2006. They teach Argentine tango and perform at various locations throughout Chicago.