BOSthón 2022 Artists

Eleonora Kalganova & Iakof Shonsky

from Russia and Georgia

Eleonora Kalganova is a dance artist and teacher who focuses on exploring improvisation, flow, and communication as process and performance in Argentine tango (since 2009).

Argentine Tango competitions:
– The winner of the International tournament “Spartak Cup 2010” in the category “Show”.
– Vice-champion of 3rd Russian Open tournament of Argentine tango “TANGO CUP 2011”.
– The winner of the International tournament “MOSCOW BALL 2012, “EMPIRE CUP 2012”.

Iakof Shonsky is Argentine Tango Maestro, organizer of Tango Academy in NY. Actor/Choreographer at Tango Choreodrama “When the World is Endless”, creator of Tango Academy and Tango School in Batumi and Owner and Founder at BeSTFest.

Please welcome Eleonora and Iakof as our Teachers for BOSthón 2022.


Fernanda Cajide

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fernanda Cajide is professional dancer, producer, choreographer, and dedicated tango instructor for more than 20 years.

Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Teaches and performs for the Argentinian Embassy in Malaysia and Singapore.

Performed & taught in the US for more than 10 years.

Founder of NETA (New England Tango Academy) in Boston. Produced numerous tango shows and toured across the US with the tango orchestra MassTango.

Developed her “Tango Teachers Training Program” for current teachers and advanced dancers.
Fernanda currently does seminars and classes (presence & online) in different parts of the world.


Simo Raucci

from São Paulo, Brazil

Simo Raucci & Carolina Di Monaco are Champions of Tango Vals and Vice-Champions of Tango Pista in the Brazilian Preliminaries of the Tango World Championship. They have been dancing together for over 6 years teaching classes, giving workshops, performing shows and participating in festivals all around Brazil, Italy, Spain, France and Turkey. For them, the focus of their teaching and performing is always keeping a conversation between the couple (through the dance) , and transmitting the fascination of the embrace and connection.


Eduardo Villalba

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eduardo Villalba is an Argentinian born tango teacher currently living in Chicago. He started his journey into the tango world in la Boca where he grew up surrounded by tango. La Boca is a neighborhood with rich tango history and cultural value. Eduardo danced in such iconic places in Buenos Aires as la Boca, San Telmo, Cafe Tortoni and Bar Sur among others great venues and milongas in Buenos Aires,Eduardo’s dedication to the true spirit of tango and many years of experience characterize his unique style of dance and teaching, the style of elegance, passion and true connection. He immigrated to the United States in 2008 and since then has partnered with several prominent tango dancers to deliver intensive workshops across the country, spreading tango as part of Argentinian culture and identity in the US.


Diego Lanau & Alejandra Saravia

from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diego Lanau participated in a variety of tango competitions. He became finalists in the Sin Rumbo Club in Villa Urquiza and in December 2003 was crowned champion, by a nearly unanimous public vote, in Club Saraza. And set the finals in 2004 in the world tango cup. In 2009 he taught and performed in Italy, Spain and France. April 2013, special participation at ATUSA as performer. March 2015, judge at Los Ángeles local championship. In 2017, he perform at Buenos Aires City Hall, Club Atlético Boca Juniors. January 2018 participated in TANGO SALON EXTREMO, in Argentina. March same year work as Judge at ATUSA, in San Francisco. And continue working and performing in Buenos Aires as well USA today.

Alejandra Saravia has been teaching and performing in the US since 2008, Bolivia in 2018; Europe, in March 2019 ( Italy) and April 2019 in Chile. At the end of 2019 she began her partnership with Diego Lanau and continued traveling and teaching in San Francisco. Together they have long and vast experience dancing tango and teaching to different cultures and levels. They are professional tango dancers and milongueros, with a broad spectrum of literacy of the dance in all their components.


Ruth Hernandez & Cristian Bravo

from Chile & Argentina

Ruth Hernandez is a Dancer and teacher of Argentine tango with an outstanding career of more than 20 years teaching classes, giving workshops, performing in shows and participating in festivals all around Chile, Argentina and now the United States.

In 2015, Ruth was awarded the award for “ Outstanding Dancer” of the National Tango Championship, in Chile. In 2017, she received recognition by the renowned radio program “Malena Cuenta el Tango” of the Municipality of Los Angeles, in Chile, for her outstanding tango career and won “Vice-champion” of the National Tango Championship in 2018 and 2019. She is also the creator of the online tango school “Al Sur Escuela de Tango”, in Chile.

Cristian Bravo is a teacher and professional dancer of Argentine Tango.
His specialties are salon and stage tango.
More than 20 years of professional career in Argentina, Europe and the United States.
Professional dancer and teacher in different shows and companies such as Tangox2.
The show “Esquina Homero Manzi”.
The musical “Evita Vive”.
Show in “Señor Tango”.

Obtaining awards:
– Member of CID/UNESCO
– International dance counsil CID
– Member of AMBCTA association of master choreographers and dancers of Argentine tango.
– Member of the Federal Tango Team in 2015.
– Professional Champion of the International Summit of Tango, in Tango salón and Waltz.
– Finalist of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Tango Festival, obtaining fifth place.