My interest in inspiring others through art is a lifelong endeavor. Through MAESTRO TANGO, I share my passion for Argentine Tango with the world. I’m a bandoneon player, conductor, and tango dancer. I first encountered Argentine tango in the early 2000’s and my “addiction” to it keeps growing!
I'm based in the USA but I travel internationally to perform and conduct tango concerts, teach music master classes, and to lead interactive lectures about Argentine Tango. In 2007, already living and studying orchestra conducting in El Paso, Texas, I went back to my hometown (Merida, Mexico) in the summer to premiere a new tango show, "Lazos de Tango". It is during that event that I took my first dance lessons from professional Uruguayan dancer and South American Tango and Malambo Champion, Paola de Martino. After that life changing experience, my passion for Argentine tango (as a dance) was ignited. Upon my return to El Paso, I started training with Edmundo Rueda.
In August 2012, I was invited to debut as an orchestra conductor in Argentina, an opportunity that I took to also debut on the dance floors of Buenos Aires. My friend, tango mentor, and internationally renowned tango master, Alberto Dassieu (+), took me to the famous "Milonga El Beso", where I had my first dance in the birthplace of tango. Paulina Spinoso, Alberto’s wife and seasoned tango dancer and instructor herself, was my godmother on the dance floor. During that trip, I also visited "Milonga La Nacional", where I received instruction from Maximiliano Cristiani and Fátima Vitale. They had recently won the title of 2012 Tango and Milonga Champions of Buenos Aires.
As a dancer, I have trained with international tango stars such as Marina Kenny, Blas Catrenau, Enriqueta Kleinman, Keith Elshaw, Fernanda Ghi, and Guillermo Merlo. My first teachers in Pittsburgh, PA were Steve (+) and Sandy Langton. From 2014 to 2016, I joined the "Pittsburgh Tangueros" as their Executive Director.