Teachers
Ben y Veronica
Benjamin y Veronica

Veronica Toumanova www.verotango.com

Veronica has been dancing tango since 2000 and actively teaching and performing since 2007. She lives in Paris and is one of the founders and teachers of Tango Mon Amour, a group of five professionals from Paris and Lyon. She teaches in Paris and travels regularly to others cities of France and the rest of Europe. Veronica has Russian origins, but started dancing tango while living in The Netherlands. Her experience in modern dance and classical ballet allowed her to build a solid technique, further enriched by her experience with various bodywork techniques. She has worked with different partners, performing and teaching in France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK and USA. Veronica is an elegant dancer with a strong personality and a refined sense of music. In her teaching she emphasizes musicality, connection in the couple and the quality of movement.

She is also a popular tango blogger. Her essays on tango are translated in 14 languages and shared by tango people all over the world. She recently published a collection of nineteens essays in a book called WHY TANGO that is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.fr/Why-Tango-learning-dancing-argentino/dp/1517189470/

Benjamin Solano

Benjamin is a young French teacher. After falling in love with tango when he was only 21, he started travelling intensely all over Europe to study and practice, and co-founded in 2009 El Recodo tango society in Bordeaux. With a strong desire to share the knowledge he’d collected, he’s been teaching, djing and organizing events ever since. Investigating both roles, his tango is based on a blend of all the styles and mastery he’s encountered in his travels with the necessary touch of other body techniques. In his teaching, Benjamin focuses on playful and thorough communication between the partners through a warm embrace, technique and an intense interpretation of the music. He’s been actively supporting the development of the website www.el-recodo.com created by his friend and colleague and containing an extensive database on tango music, as well as a musical quizz, to keep spreading tango culture in a different and complementary way.

Veronica and Benjamin have been working together in 2014 and 2015 in Bordeaux, at El Recodo, teaching regular classes and special musicality workshops. They are collaborating as traveling instructors since 2015 and have been teaching workshops and performing in difference cities in France, UK and Ukraine.

Videos of Benjamin and Veronica:
All the latest videos here: http://www.verotango.com/p/performing.html



Isolde y Fernando

They meet in 2002 and soon after they became very good friend, In all this year they have work together , teaching and perform in many occasions in England and abroad. It is greta pleasure that they will be teaching together at Tango Feast.

Fernando (Arg)
www.vidadetango.co.uk - www.tangofeast.com
Fernando is an argentinian dynamic teacher and performer of Tango base in Devon, UK.

He is passionate about teaching, following a continuos self development of how to teach. Taking Tango as an improvisational dance, in his classes he use exercise to encourage improvisation from an early stage as well showing short sequences of steps to grasp a concept.

He provides to the students tools to understand the principles that govern each movement. He create exercises that enable to them to experience something first, and then reflect on it or simple to understand the mechanics .All this surrounded by a friendly and fun learning environment!
Also, He is the creator and organiser of Tango Feast, DJ, as well as other tango events.

He has taught and perform all over UK, Europe, North America and Argentina.




isolde
Isolde Kanikani (UK, netherlands)
www.companiacielito.com
Isolde lives in Uttrech, Holland. She started dancing Argentine Tango when she was 16 in the UK, but soon started to travel in Europe for more learning from many different  teachers. She travelled to Buenos Aires each year taking time to update and learn more of this beautiful dance. Isolde has trained in other dance styles, movement forms which have enrichened her ability to teach tango with more in depth knowledge of what it is to move rather than copy a step. Isolde has been Teaching since 2003. A Couple of years later setting up scenes and supporting others that were forming.  For the last years she has been travelling non-stop teaching workshops and classes in events and tango scenes across the UK and abroad. Outside of the UK, she has taught in the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Germany, Portugal, France, Buenos Aires (with a resident teacher), New Zealand, Australia, and USA.

Along side the teaching Isolde DJs for various events, choreographs and create collaborative performance with various artists of different media, organise workshops and events, and perform tango and fusions to a wide range of audiences. Also regularly take classes in other movements forms that fuel her understanding of the body and constantly improving her own ability to teach and Dance.