Current Cincinnati Ohio Tango Instructors:
Michael began dancing tango more than twenty years ago. The
foundation of his dancing comes from Danel and Maria in New York City.
Early in his development he had the good fortune to see and take classes
with some of the great show dancers and milongueros from the earlier
generation, such as Juan Carlos Copes, Maria Nieves, Pepito Avellaneda,
as well as some of the more contemporary dancers, such as Miguel and
Osvaldo Zotto, Milena Plebs, and Gustavo Naviera. More off his recent
development comes from teachers such as Brigitte Winkler and
Tomás Howlin, who are gifted at explaining how the dance works.
He taught weekly tango classes for 9 years beginning in
Pittsburg, and is proud to have had an important role in getting the
dance community started there. He subsequently visited Lexington, getting that
tango community started. He has taught in Cincinnati for the last fifteen
Past Cincinnati Tango Instructors:
Patricia Paz, a native of Buenos
Patricia was born in
Buenos Aires. She has a degree in Physical Education and Argentinian
Dance and Folklore. She has been teaching sports and dance since 1985.
From 1987 to 1993, she was a dancer for the Ballet de Arte Folklorico
of the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She began her singing career in
Buenos Aires in 1995. She has performed in Argentina, Europe and the
US. Patricia has recently returned to Buenos Aires.
Virginia discovered the Argentine Tango in 1989
during the performance of Tango Argentino at Riverbend Theatre in
Cincinnati. She taught
Tango in Lexington as well as the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. She
researched the history of the dance and studied with tango masters in New
York, Miami, San Francisco, Montreal, and Europe. One of her primary
interests was to promote a dance community for people who appreciate and
enjoy this beautiful dance.
Virginia Malton passed away in May of 2011. She will be missed by everyone in the tango community.
Dennis Fausz helped found the Cincinnati Argentine Tango Society back in 1989 and was instrumental in its successful development. He was a splendid and encouraging dancer who helped lead the practicas and organized formal workshops. Dennis brought many fine teachers to Cincinnati and hosted them while they were here, including Fabian Salas, Rebecca Shulmann, Michael Walker and Luren Bellucci, and Lorena Ermocida. Dennis was also an accomplished vintage dancer and a member of the Flying Cloud vintage dance troupe.
Dennis Jacob Fausz passed away on October 31, 2009 at the age of 60 in Edgewood, Kentucky.