Moira Castellano is a professional tango dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has an extensive dance background going back to her childhood, when she studied ballet and modern dance. She discovered tango in 1996 in Rosario, Argentina, with maestro Orlando Paiva. Shortly after she moved to Buenos Aires where she studied with various famous maestros, such as Vanina Bilous and Roberto Herrera, Natalia Games and Gabriel Agnio, Fabian Salas, Gustavo Naveira, among others. Between 1999 and 2006 Moira lived in Paris, France, performing as part of the Caterine Berbesou company in work that was based on tango, theater, and modern dance.
After partnering with Pablo Inza for a couple of years, in 2008 Moira began her partnership with Gaston Torelli, with whom she has traveled all over the world, teaching tango dancers, as well as performing at milongas and on stage in Europe, Canada, Asia, and the US.
Experienced teacher, Moira Castellano is currently one of the references in the Argentine tango pedagogy. She is renown for the quality of movement in her dance, in which she projects elegance, personality, tradition, and innovation. In her teaching Moira focuses on basic concepts, such as liberating your body and conditioning it
for dancing, connecting with yourself and your partner, internal movement vs external movement, sensibility and quality of movement.
Moira is also a co-organizer of Misterio Tango Festival, one of the most important tango events held yearly in Buenos Aires.
We are honored to welcome Moira to Tango Element and we look forward to her extraordinary classes as well as her debut performing with Javier Rodriguez! This will be Moira's only visit to the US in 2015.