Director / Argentine Tango
Elizabeth is fully certified with the CDTA, (Canadian Dance Teachers Association).
She has over 30 year of dance experience and has received many years of formal dance training in both Europe and Canada. Although trained in ballet, modern and jazz, “partner” dancing has always been her passion. Since a very young age she competed in many ballroom and Latin dance competitions at the national and international level.
Her successes include winning the Ontario Amateur Latin Dance Championships for 4 consecutive years. She competed in the British Open Dance Championships, the most prestigious dance competition in the world which is held in Blackpool, England. She also resided in Los Angeles where she partnered Robert Cordoba (3 times U.S. Open Swing champion). While in L.A. she trained with top American coaches and US champions.
Additionally, she has been featured in a wide spectrum of performances, ranging from international tours to local shows with many recent salsa and Latin dance champions.. In 2015 Elizabeth and her team were chosen to represent Argentina with the Argentine Tango at the opening ceremonies of the PANAM games held in Toronto in the summer 2015.
In 1995 she discovered the Argentine Tango and fell in love with it! Tango has become her true passion. Since then she has taken may extensive trips to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she studied the art of authentic Argentine Tango and immersed herself in the culture, dance, music of tango. Throughout the years she has studied with many Argentine Tango “maestros”. She is well versed in all styles of Argentine Tango including close embrace, open, salon, milonguero and nuevo.
She is not only a fabulous dancer but also an amazing teacher. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge with her students. She is the only one in the city that implemented a structured and progressive Argentine Tango program consisting of eight levels and Rhythm and Motion- her school, is the only professional dance studio in the city that offers this kind of program. She has also organized group trips to Buenos Aires so her student could experience the authentic beauty of Tango.
She is often consulted by Sony Centre and also worked in colaboration with them , to organize a milonga for the attendees of the shows during the production of “Tango Pasion” and “Tango Legends”. Elizabeth also worked with “ShowOne Productions”
to assit in hosting a milonga during their showing of “Tango Fire”
She conducted a seminar on Tango History at Roy Thomson Hall and organizes the two biggest tango events in the city: The TORONTO TANGO FESTIVAL and the TORONTO TANGO MARATHON.