Hernan Brizuela has taught and performed at various festivals, milongas and studios in New York and Massachusetts and most recently in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina. He was a principal dancer in the off-Broadway dance play Let’s Speak Tango and choreographed and starred in the short film Gardenias. He performed in the past four productions led by Maestro Romulo Larrea, Tango First Century, Spotlight on Tango, TANGOS: from Gardel to Piazzolla and TANGO for lovers across the United-States, Canada and Europe.
Anita Flejter pursues her Argentine Tango fascination training with world-renowned dancers such as: Cesar Coelho, Roberto Herrera, Chicho Fromboli y Juana Sepuldeva, Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Joanna Copez, Mariana Flores y Edwardo Capussi, Fabian Salaz, Guillermina Quiroga, and many others.
Together with Hernan Brizuela Anita Flejter is a co-owner and co-founder of Ultimate Tango Boston-New York Dance School, Adelante Studios, and Co-Owner of Stepping Out Studios in New York, NY.
Grisha Khmyrov started learning tango in 2009 with Hernan Brizuela in Boston. Soon he found himself dancing every day and enjoying tango more and more. He visited Buenos Aires taking many workshops with tango maestros. His musical background (he composes and plays music in the band “Jamm” for decades) helps him have unique interpretation of tango. In 2012 he started DJing on Boston’s classic milongas as well as alternative ones. In 2013 Grisha started teaching tango at MIT. He graduated from Ultimate Tango Teachers Training Program and since then teaches at Ultimate Tango.
Anita Kovacs started tango with Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter at Ultimate Tango in Boston and fell in love with this dance immediately. Fascinated by the magical harmony of partnership and music, freedom of expression and creation that tango allows, Anita is committed to (re)introduce movement to people’s lives and share her passion and discoveries in the world of tango and movement. She enjoys assisting and seeing how tango contributes to joy, peace and personal growth both on the dancefloor and outside of it – as steps unfold they open up new pathways for mind and soul. Prior to embarking on her tango journey she gained experience in various dance styles including ballet, flamenco, Irish step, authentic movement, and learned skills in Laban Movement Analysis. She is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist.
Rita and John Williams have been dancing since 2001. They’ve been students of Ultimate Tango for many years. Their first teacher was Fernanda Cajide, who, after 7 years, also trained them to teach beginners in a systematic manner emphasizing connection and technique. They taught for 3 years at New England Tango Academy with William Chen and studied for 2 years with Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez. Rita competed in NY at the US Tango Championships and came 6th in the salon division. John has danced all over the world including Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, New Delhi, Beijing, Manila, Milan, Florence, Perugia, Capri, Madrid, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hong Kong. Rita and John are currently studying with Hernan Brizuela and Anita Flejter at Ultimate Tango. They both love the music, the embrace, the complexity and the improvisational nature of tango, not to mention the many friends they’ve made through this beautiful dance.
Leo Gernovski has been learning and dancing Argentine Tango since 2005. Within few month of the beginning of his tango journey, it became a passion and essential part of his life. In Boston he studied with Hernan Brizuela and many other local and visiting teachers, including great masters from Argentina, US and Europe.
In 2014 Leo along with his wife Olga became medalists of the First Annual Boston Argentine Tango Competition. Same year they started teaching and organizing Argentine Tango throughout the Boston’s North Shore.
Leo bases his dancing and teaching on strong technique, clarity of lead, musicality, and appreciation of mechanics of body movement. His engineering background and interest in martial arts allows him to deeply understand spacial principles of dance and interaction of partner energies and to express complex tango concepts in a most accessible and logical way.
Dirk McCormick discovered tango while living in Buenos Aires, and was mercilessly whipped into shape by the feisty old Argentinian ladies he encountered in his earliest classes. As he progressed as a dancer, he noticed that each tango lesson contained at its core a lesson about life: finding balance; learning to accept support from a partner, but not weigh them down; walking with confidence; listening with your entire body; and so on. As a teacher Dirk aims to help dancers find the physical and emotional confidence to unlock and embrace their passion.
Sophia Kovesi Domokos was drawn to tango by its intense emotion and effortless grace. When she began studying tango herself, she came to think of dancing as an act of listening: she loves losing herself in the connection with her partner, while using her whole body to echo the rhythms and melodies of the music. As a teacher, she uses her background in yoga and pilates to help her students become aware of how leading and following feel in their bodies. Her goal is to nurture strong, sensitive followers, and creative, considerate leads, who love tango as much as she does!
Karin Elias started her dance life with creative movement and modern dance in Austria. After a brief affair with latin and ballroom she fell in love with Tango.
“Tango has shown me the beauty of opening ones heart to the essence of another person. For me, Tango is all about the connection. Starting from there, accompanied by beautiful music, the soul gets inspired to express itself in twists and spirals of the body, ochos, ganchos, boleos and various embellishments of the feet
I hope that I can inspire you to see the beauty and richness of this dance.”