Raymond y Lily (Hong Kong)
Raymond Chu and Lily Cheng have won as the champions of the Asian Championship (salon tango category) in Japan 2011 and in both Salon Tango and Vals categories in the Championship in China, 2014. They have represented Asia and China to participate in the World Championship in Buenos Aires.
Raymond and Lily have started dancing Argentine tango since 2003 and learnt extensively from many maestros to capture the essence of tango. They are an inspirational reference for dancers and performers, widely recognized for their elegance and precision in their dance. Raymond and Lily actively promote argentine tango to a wider audience in HK and China. They have started teaching and founded OTROTango in 2006. Over the years, Lily and Raymond have provided exceptional training to thousands of argentine tango students and international tangueros, gave workshops and perform in many cities in Asia. They have also been invited to perform in some of the prestigious milongas, such as Salon Canning, Sunderland and La Baldosa in the mecca of tango, Buenos Aires.
Loukas Balokas y Georgia Priskou (Athenes)
Loukas Balokas and Georgia Priskou went hand by hand to their first tango class in 2000. Since then and until today they continue work together as a couple. After years of practicing and exploring both improvisation and choreography, they have developed a personal style, characterized by musicality, speed, alterations in the dynamic of the movement and intense dramatic elements. They love toying with the classical as well as the modern forms, mixing them. Their teaching is based on a clear understanding of the basic dancing elements, trying to provide all students with the necessary tools to create their own dance. Parts of their method are the profound analysis of body technique, the realization of tango structures and the connection of all above with the music. Loukas and Georgia are considered to be one of the couples mainly responsible for the distribution and establishment of the tango community around Greece. Georgia is also one of the first professional Greek tango DJs, still playing music in several milongas and festivals. For more than 10 years they keep teaching in all major Greek cities, maintaining a regular basis in their own tango studio, in Athens (Tangofix), where they welcome students from Greece and all over the world. At the same time they participate in important festivals in Europe and Asia. Every year they present their work in several workshops, inside and outside country, while appearing in many theaters, as members of different dancing companies. At 2019 Loukas and Georgia became members of the first online platform for live tango lessons www.tangolive.tv together with some of the most renowned tango masters worldwide.
Allen y Simona (Beijing)
Allen and Simona are 2017 Chinese Tango pista and Vals Champions and the organizers of Milongas and Beijing Tango Festival in Beijing. They founded "AS Tango" club at the end of 2017 and start to teach tango in Beijing and other cities in China! IN June 2019 Allen and Simona won Asian Tango Salon Champions 2019.
Matthew y Amelia (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Amelia Rambe & Ferrol Matthew are couple from Jakarta and they are founder of Java Tango. Amelia & Matthew have been dancing together since May 2013, and have always danced in an elegant, energetic and passionate way. They are Top 5 in Mundial Tango Pista 2015 and they are Subcampeones( runner up ) for Metropolitan catagory MILONGUEROS DEL MUNDO 2015 in Buenos aires and Subcampeones for the Asian Championship 2015 in Japan. They have performed in prestigious milongas in Buenos aires such as La Baldosa, Malena Sunderland Milonga, Salon Canning, Confiteria Ideal and milonga "25" in villa urquiza, also they performance in El Cxuce 2017 Producer by Vanessa Villalba & Facundo Pinero in Buenos Aires. They have performed in Tango Festival in Seoul, Moscow, Porto, New Zealand,Tokyo,Taipe, Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, Malaysia, Bali and Tango On Air 2018 Shanghai Producer by Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes.
El Torito y Stella (Seoul)
El Torito and Stella wonderful couple from Seoul, South Korea. They took lots of high results both in Asia and Korean Championships. They are
also famous for a great musicality and amazing performances. We are very glad to have them as a part of our 8th Shanghai International Tango Marathon.