“Peace is our original state.” —Lao Tzu
I am a lover of life and a chronic experimenter in the laboratory of the universe. I'm on a mission to heal human beings by helping them discover greater connection with themselves and use this connection to grow and blossom. I see tango as a way of clarifying our energetic focus into a lens through which we see life with presence and with truth. I also see it as a meditative form of communal bonding and a great healing power for society as well as the individual.
I am on a lifelong journey of growth and exploration, and have shared many precious steps of that journey with countless maestros in the US and in Buenos Aires. Some of my most influential teachers have been Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Samantha Dispari and Santiago Fina, Santiago Croce, Juan Cantone and Sol Orozco, Jorge Torres and Maria Blanco, and Alicia Pons.
I believe in cross-training, and learn about my embodied self through yoga, the Alexander Technique, and Pilates. I love playing with other dances, from swing to flamenco to Haitian snake dances, and have a background in karate and jiu-jitsu. I am a CA-licensed bodyworker, Reiki Master, and massage therapist. I am also a classically trained fine artist and musician.
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." —Martha Graham
Before you embrace others, you must first embrace yourself. I teach tango from an exploratory viewpoint of self-discovery. I value play, somatic awakening, and energetic grounding and focus. I believe that good technique is an ongoing journey of finding sustainable ease and comfort in your own body and life.
I am available for group classes and private lessons in Seattle.
Let's make beautiful music together.
Please message me to dj your next milonga.
I love dj'ing milongas and private events. Designing an evening of music is like crafting a delicious menu that takes dancers on a journey of seduction, discovery, and ultimate satiety.
Some of my favourite artists are Nelly Omar, Roberto Grela, Hugo Díaz, Miguel Caló, Lucio Demare, and, of course, Carlos Gardel.
The Art of the Unseen Series
An earlier series of freehand India ink paintings of my community.
Please message me for more about sales and commissions.
Essays into the unknown.