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About Us

Nadia Tapia

Nadia Tapia

Nadia is the main person behind Abrazo Tango, in her work she collaborates with different dancers from Finland and abroad. Nadia began dancing tango in 2007, in Temuco, Chile. A lawyer by profession, two years after starting dancing, she moved to Buenos Aires to pursue masters’ degree studies and be closer to the tango epicentre of the world. She has taught in Chile and Finland, where she currently resides and teaches regular lessons. She is able to both lead and follow and teach both roles. She has sought to complement her tango skills with the regular practice of other disciplines that focus on body movement, such as pilates, yoga and GYROKINESIS®.

In June 2022, Nadia and Luis were finalists in the UK Argentine Tango Championship, official preliminary of the World Cup.

GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic® Sales Corp and is used with their permission.

Daniel Valenzuela

Daniel started dancing in 2009 in Santiago, Chile with Felipe Zarzar and Mamié Sancy. He began teaching tango in 2014, in Helsinki, Finland. Daniel has continued with his learning journey by taking lessons with different maestros from Chile, Buenos Aires and Europe.

Luis Rojas

Luis Ángel Rojas is a dancer and DJ of Argentine tango and folklore. He started dancing at a very young age and has dedicated his professional life to studying and growing as a teacher and dancer. He has had as teachers important Argentine tango dancers from the city of Buenos Aires. He was champion in the category "Tango de Pista" of the official preliminary of the Tango World Cup in Mendoza in 2016, also a semifinalist of the 2016 and 2018 edition of the Tango World Cup in the city of Busnos Aires. For three years he has been on tours taking his dance and music to different cities around the world. Luis is currently based in Tampere, Finland.

In this short documentary, directed by Kirsi Laatikainen, we share some of our views regarding Argentine tango.

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