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Maximiliano Cristiani & Ayse Gencalp

Maximiliano Cristiani & Ayse Gencalp

Ayse Gencalp stands as a beacon of excellence in the Tango world, earning the esteemed respect of traditional Argentine maestros—an accolade reserved for only a select few foreign dancers. With her formative years spent in the heart of Buenos Aires, Ayse honed her craft amidst the rich tapestry of Tango culture, immersing herself in its pure essence over the past two decades. Her journey led her to participate in renowned Tango companies such as the “Roberto Herrera Company” and the “Johanna Copes Company,” where she absorbed invaluable insights from the most revered figures in the Tango community.


As an eclectic dancer, Ayse seamlessly integrates diverse dance styles, effortlessly transitioning from the intimacy of the floor to the grandeur of the stage. Her movements exude a rare blend of precision, strength, and softness, captivating audiences with their emotive depth and technical mastery. Despite the challenges she faced, Ayse’s unwavering perseverance propelled her to the finals of world championships, where she consistently ranks among the top performers—an achievement that attests to her exceptional talent and dedication.

In addition to her prowess as a dancer, Ayse is a multifaceted artist, lending her talents to various creative endeavors. She serves as an actress, dancer, and choreographer for “Angel,” one of the most prestigious Tango short films, alongside Maximiliano Cristiani, the Salon 2013 World Tango Champion. Together, their collaboration epitomizes the artistry and passion that define Tango, captivating audiences worldwide with their captivating performances and timeless expressions of emotion.

Maximiliano Cristiani stands as a pillar among today’s most esteemed Tango instructors, renowned for his unwavering charisma, pedagogical acumen, and innovative teaching approach. Over the span of two decades, he has shepherded countless students along their dance journeys, nurturing their growth with a keen focus on functionality over mere style. Maximiliano possesses a rare gift for unlocking the latent potential within each of his students, guiding them towards a dance that not only feels natural but also authentically reflects their individuality.


His expertise spans the breadth of Tango’s diverse styles, from the refined elegance of social dance to the intricate footwork of salon and milonguero techniques, and even the dramatic flair of Tango Escenario. Maximiliano’s relentless pursuit of knowledge has led him to extract invaluable insights from these varied traditions, enriching his teaching repertoire with a wealth of new techniques tailored for social dance settings.

Among his many accolades, Maximiliano proudly bears the title of “World Tango Salon Champion 2013,” a testament to his unparalleled skill and dedication to the art form. He has also clinched top honors in prestigious competitions including the Buenos Aires Tango Metropolitan Championship and the Milonga Metropolitan Buenos Aires Championship. As the visionary behind captivating Tango shows like “Tangostory” and the creative force behind mesmerizing Tango video clips such as “Tigre viejo” and “Recuerdo,” Maximiliano continues to shape and elevate the landscape of Tango with his boundless talent and unyielding passion.


“World Tango Salon Champion 2013

Creator, dancer and actor in “Angel”, a tango short film

 2012 Champion Buenos Aires Tango Metropolitan

 2012 Champion “Milonga” Metropolitan Buenos Aires

 Sub World Champion “Tango Stage” (2nd)

Creator of the tango show “Tangostory”

Creator and dancer of the tango video clip “Tigre viejo”

Creator and dancer of the tango video clip “Recuerdo”

ANGEL. Un corto de tango.
Maximiliano Cristiani & Ayse Gencalp

Martin Ojeda Cristiani & Eliana Sanchez

Martin Ojeda y Eliana Sanchez

With 25 years of experience dancing Tango, Martin Ojeda currently serves as the Educational Director for the World Tango Championships and Festival in Buenos Aires. He has traveled extensively with renowned Tango companies, including being a principal dancer for the legendary Juan Carlos Copes and Johana Copes in “Copes Tango Copes,” as well as performing with the company of Mora Godoy. Martin has been chosen by the government of Argentina to represent them as the artistic director at events such as the World EXPO SHANGHAI 2010, EXPO YEOSU 2012, and EXPO DUBAI 2020 in China, Korea, and UAE respectively.

Martin is the first champion of Tango Salon, organized by Solo Tango in 2000, and has also served as a judge at the World Championship of Tango. He has been invited to participate in various international championships and festivals, dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Europe, and Asia over the past two decades. Martin is a master, choreographer, and dancer dedicated to developing new teaching methodologies for Tango at a professional level.

Eliana Sanchez Arteaga was born in Buenos Aires, and started dancing at the age of nine. She has been dancing  Tango Argentino for thirty years and since 2000 has been teaching in the principal's tango studios in Buenos Aires.
She developed a career as a dancer  choreographer, judge and teacher.

She has taught and choreographed all around the world South America to Europe, Australia, and East Asia.

She judged and held workshops at the World Tango Festival, International Tango Festival, and World Tango Championships.
Since 2016 Eli has been living in Hong Kong, sharing her culture and teaching Argentine Tango and in  2021 she opened her Tango studio  in Hong Kong. 

Amelia Rambe & Ferrol Matthew

Amelia Rambe & Ferrol Matthew

Amelia Rambe & Ferrol Matthew are couple from Jakarta, Indonesia and They are Founder of Java Tango. Amelia & Matthew have been dancing together since May 2013, and have always danced in an elegant, energetic and passionate way.

Their Achievement:

SubChampion of Milonguero del Mundo

Buenos Aires 2015.

Top 5th Tango Pista Mundial, ( World Tango Championship ) Buenos Aires 2015.

Champion of Pasific Tango Championship Seoul 2019.

Champion Of Indonesia Tango Championship Bali 2022.

Champion of Tango To Istanbul 2023.

Champion of Asiatico Tokyo, Japan 2023.

Top 5th Tango Pista Mundial, ( World Tango Championship ) Buenos Aires 2023.

Finalist Mundial Tango Pista ( World Tango Championship )2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023.


Basil Nadela

DJ Basil Nadela

Basil Nadela is a dancer, dance teacher, tango dj and afro latin dj based in Manila, Philippines.

Born and raised in Cebu City, Basil Nadela is a lover of dance. He's dabbled in different forms: from latin and standard ballroom, to hip hop, and afro. But after all that, he's found his passion in Salsa and Argentine tango where he's explored and developed his freedom of movement and expression. Basil has created his own style where one can truly say he is a Filipino milonguero and salsero.

Currently, he’s a member of Cachimbo Dance Company (Salsa), and the founder of Tango Para Todos, an organizing group for Argentine tango events and classes.

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