Michael Nadtochi "El Gato" & Elvira Lambo
Giving priority and value to the most traditional form of this beautiful dance I do realize that Argentine Tango is first and foremost a social dance that cultivates improvisation, communication, musicality & elegance. However being a performing artist I believe that by fusing it with a more flexible and modern approach one can break the limitation of the style and use the body as an instrument for the ultimate expression of emotion.
Michael Nadtochi has been a professional dancer for more than two decades. His vast dance experience consists of performing, competing, choreographing and educating dancers and professionals all over the world.
His extensive list of teachers consists of Carlos Gavito, Osvaldo Zotto & Lorena Ermocida, Julio Balmaceda & Javier Rodriguez, Ricardo Barrios and many others who have been as an inspiration on a path of discovering his own Tango.
Past dance experience
Michael started to dance at the age of ten in Moscow, Russia. Ever since, dancing has been the main focus of his life. By the age of eighteen, his success as a performer and competitor in the global ballroom dance scene granted him the Russian National Youth Champion title and an honor to represent his country in the World Championship held in Slovenia.
With extensive travels all over Europe (France, Germany, England, Denmark, Norway), Michael earned international recognition as a Ballroom Latin Dance competitor.
For the past 15 years Michael focused entirely on performing and teaching the art of Argentine Tango and in 2013 he was one of the core dancers at Malbec & Tango House NYC - the first authentic nightly Argentine Tango show produced in USA.
Elvira is professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Mostly studied and worked in classical ballet. As well learned different styles of dance such as folk dance, contemporary, jazz-modern, classical Indian dance.
Into Tango Elvira transited through Contact Improvisation in 2009.
Important personalities in the formation of her tango are Alejandra Mantiñan, Julio Balmaceda, Vanesa Villalba & Facundo Piñero.
In 2016 started to work in Tango - first in Asia.
From 2017 in Russia.
In 2018 - took a part in a team organizing milonga "Bien Porteña" (Moscow).
In 2019 - won the championship of Russia in category Milonguero. And participated in Mundial de Tango.
Natalia Inés Castillo, 34, begins her studies artistic at age 14 (1999), training in dance folkloric. Then he decides to start with tango, dance that from 2000 to the present day it has not abandoned, being today a teacher and professional dancer. Over the years, has taken classes with many teachers of whom some were of technical reference and the most comfortable it felt. He had the privilege of taking classes with the best teachers and milongueros of Argentine tango. For complement with the stage tango, Natalia decides take courses in classical, contemporary and jazz dance. So himself taking experience and professionalism, he begins to exercise your career as a dancer; being a member of companies and ballet like Mario Morales, (along with this ballet have won a gold medal the tournaments of Buenos Aires), Mora Godoy, Carolina Bonaventura, Paola Rodolfo, Vanesa Villalba and Facundo Piñero, among others. Too a made presentations and shows in different theaters with the respective companies: "Fueye" the Troilo musical, "Che bandoneón", both in current Av, "chess living tanguero "carried out for the first time in Buenos Aires. Joining her career, Natalia has also been a dancer of the famous tango houses, the typical Buenos Aires dinner show; (South bar, Boca tango, Michelangelo, El querandi, La ideal show, among others). Graduated from the Argentine Tango Style Academy ACETA. He has worked at countless corporate events, business, TV, tourism entity of the city of Buenos Aires, in prestigious hotels and shows in the Foreign; Brazil, Uruguay, Spain. He has also made his exhibitions in Buenos Aires milongas. I accompany dancing with the Raúl Garello orchestra, the Fernández Fierro, Leopoldo Federico, Emilio Balcarce, The ideals, Beltango. He always followed the way of constant learning to fill up with more tango, studying the role of leader and different techniques. In the last 3 years he has participated in festivals and teaching in Cadiz, Malaga, Canary Islands, Vigo, Alicante, Valencia. Currently teaching private group classes and holding eventos.