Pablo Pugliese

I was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina. I began my study of the Argentine Tango at the age of nine with my parents, Esther and Mingo, who are among the most important central figures in the contemporary history of Argentine tango, having taught an entire generation ofsocial dancers, as well as some of the most prestigious tango professionals in the world today.

I began performing professionally in Argentina at age ten and, by age fifteen, had gone on to perform and teach master classes in cities across the United States, Europe and Japan.

In 1999, I moved to New York and I was awarded a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey School where I studied for three years. During that period, on two consecutive occasions, I was selected to be a scholarship student at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow dance festival and, later, won a scholarship for one year to study choreography at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD)

I have shared the stage with renowned Tango musicians and composers, Héctor Del Curto, Fernando Otero, Daniel Binelli, Gustavo Casenave and Pablo Aslan.

In collaboration with video artist, Sol Aramendi, I choreographed, directed, produced and performed my own show "UqbarTango".

I was assistant director and co-choreographer of Astor Piazzolla’s opera Maria de Buenos Aires, under the direction of David Parsons and Neal Goren, for the Gotham Chamber Opera and featuring the dancers of Parsons Dance Company.

I am currently based in Montreal, where I teach regularly at Studio Tango Montreal.

Noel Strazza

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and when I was 10 years old, I began to study dance- a path that led to a degree from the “Taller de Danza Contemporanea” of the San Martin Theatre, whose Ballet Juvenil I subsequently joined from 1995 to 1997. I danced in the theatre’s productions of Boquitas PintadasOnce Corazones and 101 Dalmatians.

In 1998 I worked with Ballet de Bolsillo, a company directed by the prestigious argentine choreographer Oscar Araiz, as co-choreographer with Yamil Ostrovsky, I won the first choreography award at the IV Dance Festival of Amazonas in Brazil. I assisted and danced in many original creations by Carlos Veiga.

 I have been dancing Tango since 1997. For 5 years, I worked with the renowned tango dancer Pablo Veron with whom I taught and performed tango in numerous countries in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America as well as dancing at the 2005 Gala des Étoiles at Montreal’s Place des Arts.

 I have both acted in and choreographed productions for the Théâtre de l'Utopie, directed by Cristina Iovita.I have been a guest choreographer for the Les Sortilèges dance company and, since 2008, have often been invited by the Cirque du Soleil to work at La Nouba as a movement/tango consultant and teacher.

For the last six years I have been working with argentine tango dancer and choreographer, Pablo Pugliese. Together, based in Montreal, we dance and teach in Canada and in many cities in the USA and Europe.