BOSthón 2024 Artists

While our primary focus is on marathon dancing, we’re excited to offer a range of unique and interesting classes designed to benefit dancers and support artists. Whether you’re looking to preserve your feet for the dance floor or eager to expand your skills and connect with other dancers, we’ve got something for everyone.

Choose from our selection of group and private classes. Every penny of profit goes directly to supporting our talented artists.

As an added bonus, you’ll all have the opportunity to enjoy the participation of artists at our milongas and happy hours, giving you the chance to mingle and connect with them on a deeper level.

No need to register in advance for the classes, simply show up and enjoy. Let’s dance and learn together!

Ana Carolina Di Monaco & Simo Raucci

from São Paulo, Brazil

Ana Carolina Di Monaco & Simo Raucci 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.

Please welcome Anna Carolina and Simo as our Teachers for BOSthón 2024.

Andres Bravo

from Colombia

Andres Bravo is a talented dancer, instructor and choreographer who began dancing Argentine Tango at 11 years of age. He has studied with World-renowned Tango Masters such as: Miguel Angel Zotto, Martin Ojeda, Roberto Herrera, Julio Balmaceda and Gabriel Misse. In 1999 his performance career launched when he became part of the Tango Festival “Colombo Argentina” in a tour throughout Colombia produced by Impresario Walter Davis. Following the end of his tour, in 2000 he became part of the Tango Company “Una cita con el Tango” directed by Alexander Giraldo in the city of Pereira, Colombia for 2 years. In 2002 he became part of the cast of “Argentine Tango Show” touring the United Emirates and performing for six consecutive months at the prestigious Jumeirath Beach Hotel in Dubai. Throughout the years he has been part of several well-recognized World Tango Competitions and Festivals. In 2006 he was National Stage Tango Champion in “Tangovia” a Tango Competition held in Manizales, Colombia and in 2009 he won the National Stage Tango Competition in the city of Bogota, which he then continued on to represented Colombia at the eighth World Tango Summit held in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. In addition he has dedicated great part of his professional life to teaching tango to people of all walks of life in a very unique and effortless way. As a choreographer, he is in high demand for his innovative and unique style of choreography. In 2011 he was asked to choreograph the show “Por amor al Tango” directed and produced by musician Erskine Maytorena in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2019 Andres became the official US Tango Salon Champion and won first place in the SoCal and the ATUSA Official Mundial Tango Championship. Most recently he performed with the Symphony of Solidarity at Carnegie Hall and the Camarada Tango Quartet in New York City. Andres Bravo’s genuine warm personality and years of experience as Choreographer, Instructor, and dancer of salon and stage Tango continues to lead him to great success. He is currently based in New York City where he teaches and performs.

Please welcome Andres as our Teacher for BOSthón 2024.

Eleonora Kalganova

from USA

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”.

Please welcome Eleonora as our Teacher for BOSthón 2024.

Jacklyn & Cristyan

from Miami, Florida

Jacklyn Shapiro began her dance training at the age of 12. Her instant love for dance and performance led her to become a competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer for ten years. After her competitive stage, she knew her profession lay in sharing her passion with others. To this day, Jacklyn continues to teach Ballroom dancing while focusing mainly on the art of Argentine Tango for the last 11 years.
She has performed and competed in tango all over the United States, and holds a finalist position in the Argentine Tango Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017. Jacklyn also performs as a tango singer featured in multiple stage tango productions and showcases.

Cristyan Quiroz is an established international dancer and choreographer. He directs Taborda Dance Company and is the founding director of the Pa’Corrientes adult ballet company. He started dancing at the age of 12 studying Argentinian folk dance, Argentine Tango, and contemporary dance. His dance work experience includes dancing, competing and choreographing for international dance companies, tv programs, and judging international festivals & competitions majority in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Currently, he continues to dance and teach the art of folklore and tango in the United States.

Today, Jacklyn and Cristyan take every opportunity to learn from each other, maintain an open mind, and grow together as they continue on their tango journey. They also love to perform, teach and entertain using their versatile skills to showcase all of the different styles tango and folklore has to offer. With each passing day, they aspire to become more versatile dancers and performers, and most importantly stay true to what tango and folklore is at its core: Love, Passion, Creation, and a form of Expression.

Please welcome Jacklyn and Cristyan as our Teachers for BOSthón 2024.

Jenny & Rod

from Chicago, Illinois

Jenny – as an artist, musician, and Latin dance instructor for many years, Jenny found her true calling in dancing and sharing her understanding of tango. With athleticism and grace, she flows effortlessly through complex movements, always with a strong connection to the music and her partner. Her athletic background and focus on tango’s core movements combine delightfully to create a visually poetic expression of the music and her partner’s lead. Her years as a salsa dancer also contribute a distinctive flavor that is both engaging and entertaining. Jenny has worked with many of the traditional masters of tango in an effort to refine and develop her tango style. She then in turn works with many students and dedicates herself to helping them develop their own styles and become strong tango followers in their own rights. Her quiet encouragement and easy instruction have helped develop a new generation of talented tangueras in the Chicago area.

Rod – has been dancing all his life. Although his background early in his life has been mostly in hip hop and street dancing, he has fully committed himself to Argentine Tango. One can still see the lasting influence of his street dancing in his innovative and original tango style. It is also easy to see the coexistence of traditional tango movements and philosophy working in symmetry with a newer nontraditional influence, the end result of which is an eye-catching and entertaining performance. In the past, Rod would annually spend time studying with the masters in Buenos Aires and spend much of his time teaching in Chicago.

Together – (since 2009) they believe that connection, musicality, and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of Tango. In their classes they want to concentrate on how to be comfortable inside the embrace, based on the logic and naturalness of the movement. They travel all around the U.S. as well as abroad (Canada (BC areas), Mexico, Poland, India, Italy, etc…) to perform and share their tango knowledge at festivals and weekend workshops. With their athletic background and other dances previous to tango, one can easily see the coexistence of traditional tango movements and philosophy working in symmetry with a nontraditional influence, the end result is an eye-catching and entertaining performance.
In Chicago, their classes are taught with an eye on encouraging and nurturing individual artistic styles while at the same time stressing the core movements and strong values of traditional tango. Their infectious energy and love of the dance has created a large following of students in Chicago and the surrounding area. They are the founders of 312 Movement & 312 Tango, which organizes events (monthly milongas and weekend workshops), djaying, performing, and teaching. When they are in their hometown (Chicago), you can easily find them supporting various tango events and social dancing at one of the weekly/monthly milongas.
Most recent 2022 teaching/performing travels entail – 4th Holiday Tango Weekend (Dallas), Tango Maya Festival (Cancun), Tango on the Rocks (Denver), and variou weekend workshops at different cities/communities. They also created an annual festival in July (since 2017) – Windy City Tango Festival.

Please welcome Jenny and Rod as our Teachers for BOSthón 2024.

Roxana Marinoff & Cesar Davalos

from Argentina

Professional dancers and Argentine Tango teachers, natives from Argentina. Roxana Marinoff and Cesar Davalos have been together from more than 6 years, they have participated in countless Shows and Tango Shows. They have taken their knowledge and pasion through out the eastern United States, giving workshops and shows in different dance schools. They are also Choreographers of numerous shows for many Argentine Producers. They have been part of great companies, sach as Tango Desire Company, Tango Legends, Mora Godoy Tango Company, Tango Genuine and Marcos Ayala Tango Company, making national and international tour. They have joined the staff of renowned Tango Shows in the City of Buenos Aires, such as El Gran Cafe Tortoni, Madero Tango, Tango Porteño and currently working in the Viejo Almacen. They are the principal couple of “Tango The Musical”, a wonderful tribute to Astor Piazolla. In 2015 they were part of Stravaganza Tango, an amazing theatrical show, in which Tango was fused with aereal skills and malambo. They have participated in shows for Argentine television, like “Dancing with the stars”. Thanks to their initial training in other disciplines, such as rhythminc gymnastics, aereal silks, acrobatics, modern dances, Alternative Tango and a little bit of ballroom dance, they have a versatile and unique dance style that stands out for its flexibility and dexterity.

Please welcome Roxana and Cesar as our Teachers for BOSthón 2024.

Ruth Hernandez

from Chile

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.

Please welcome Ruth as our Teacher for BOSthón 2024.