Michael Nadtochi, "El Gato"
(partner to be confirmed)
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.
Michael traveled the world and took part in major tango festivals where he taught and performed at some of the most spectacular venues. Germany, Italy, Denmark, England, Scotland, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Cyprus, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan, Canada & USA are among the countries that he visited as a teacher, special guest and performing artist.
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.
Currently Michael is the director of Argentine Tango Academy of New York & New Jersey and the founder of The Art Of Tango LLC. As an artist he believes that the most important aspect of becoming a greater dancer is the process of self-discovery. Classes and workshops are only tools that give the necessary technique and help dancers to discover who they really are.
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. In 1998, he moved to the United States and achieved even greater success and in two short years was awarded the title of "Top U.S. Professional National Dance Couple of the Year". As a worldwide recognized dancer, he regularly took part in dance festivals, major concert hall and theater shows all over the globe, as well as made numerous TV commercial and film appearances as a principal dancer.
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.
(to be confirmed)
ALEJANDRO JAIME is a dancer, teacher, classical musician, composer and DJ from Buenos Aires, specialized in contemporary music composition and improvisation. He studied in the most important conservatories of his country and performed in many international and national festivals.
His teaching method is influenced by biomechanical techniques such as the Fedora Aberastury Method and the Alexander Technique. He has a deep knowledge of body awareness and movement thanks to his elite training in Martial Arts.
He has applied his knowledge of music and biomechanics to train actors, contemporary dancers and, more recently, finalists of the World Tango Championship from different countries in Asia and Europe, with very successful results.
He has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and has given conferences, seminars and workshops in more than 25 cities in Argentina, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Indonesia and Russia, among others.
He is now established in Barcelona and travels abroad every month.
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.