Michael and Nella

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Michael started dancing tango in 1999, at the age of ten, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

From 2006, he started teaching and performing in Buenos Aires at several well known venues such as “Glorias Argentinas”, “Salon Dandi” and “Porteño y Bailarin”
Since he moved to USA in 2015, he started teaching, performing and competing in various championships.
Over the last couple years, he has won these titles:

2018 and 2019 International Tango Summit (ITS) “Top Teacher Award”
2017 ATUSA Champion “ USA Official World Cup Preliminar” in Tango de pista
2018 ATUSA Champion “USA Official World Cup Preliminar” in Stage Tango
2018 ITS Champion in Tango de Pista and Triple Crown
2019 ITS Champion in Tango de Pista, Triple Crown, Stage, Milonga, Pugliese, Fantasia and Milonguero styles
Michael has toured all over USA teaching and performing in several cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Little Rock, Tampa, New York and Chicago amongst others. Currently, he resides in Las Vegas, teaching and performing full time. His pedagogy has helped the growth of tango in Nevada, including performers from various Cirque du Soleil shows. In 2019, he was part of “Nirvana”, a virtual reality film, in which he was the main actor, performer and choreographer

Marianella Michaud
Nella is a tango dancer and instructor, circus artist and rhythmic gymnast. In 2007, she graduated from the renown National circus school of Montréal where she mastered a tango trapeze act as well as acting, dancing and singing. Upon graduation, Marianella has traveled the world working for various companies such as Cirque du Soleil (IRIS, The Beatles LOVE), Cavalia and Cirque Éloize. She counts a number of performances, including shows at the Dolby theater, at The Grammy Salute To The Beatles together with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5 and a televised public performance on Canada Day in front of 30 000 spectators on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. With that incredible background, she mastered tango traveling in over 40 cities. Amongst the tango events where she has performed and taught is Tango Cazino festival in Cluj, Romania and the International tango festival of Montréal. In 2019, her new partnership brought her seven gold medals at the International Tango Summit in Los Angeles. That same year, she choreographed and performed tango in Hollywood in the virtual reality film Nirvana. She lives in Las Vegas teaching and performing tango and contributing to the growth of tango in Nevada