Mitra Martin ~ In the course of her nearly 14 years’ devotion to Tango, Mitra has taught and inspired hundreds of Tango dancers in LA and beyond. Dance and teaching run deep in her blood: her grandparents danced Tango in France in the 40s, and founded one of the first private schools for women in Iran.Since childhood, Mitra was engrossed in poetry, languages, music, and theater. In 1997 she graduated with honors from Princeton with a degree in Comparative Literature and a minor in Theater and Dance. The following year, during a visit to Buenos Aires, she discovered the beautiful discipline that was a natural frame for all her interests and has been captivated with Tango’s enigmas ever since. She has explored Alexander Technique and Contact Improvisation to deepen and refine her Tango, and has an active Yoga practice. Mitra’s experiences teaching and learning in Montessori settings, combined with her four years of group facilitation training, make her an extraordinarily effective, lucid, and playful teacher.
Stefan Fabry ~ For more than two decades Stefan has dedicated his life to self-discovery. Dance has always played a central role in this exploration, since Stefan sees a healthy, capable and responsive body as an essential medium for living fully, feeling deeply, and finding peace. He inspires students to embrace Argentine Tango as a joyful and challenging practice that deepens our awareness of ourselves, one another, and our relationships. Stefan’s dance training at Tanz Projecte Koln, his seventeen years of Contact Improvisation, and his decade-long apprenticeship with legendary modern dance choreographer Rudy Perez, has inspired him to engage Tango as a fine art, taking it beyond its limits as a social dance. Building on his roots as an improviser, he takes an experimental and disciplined approach to Tango’s movement tenets.
Marc Hussner ~ Marc was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal. Restlessness and a great desire to travel brought him to quit his job in Sweden, sell his belongings and embark on a world tour. He found tango in Buenos Aires three months later… The tour had ended.
Over the years spent in Argentina, Marc studied intensively and extensively with some of the great contemporary tango masters. Apart from tango, he studied Alexander technique, Pilates and Body Awareness Method to help support his development and understanding of movement and body mechanics.
Marc’s main teaching focus is quality of movement through effortlessness. His exceptional technical knowledge combined with great communication skills makes learning easy and straightforward. Moving relaxed, efficiently and well connected is the goal for the social floor. Musicality comes next…
Today he studies Traditional Wing Chun Kung-Fu and practices Vipassana meditation. Marc is also a talented and well-respected DJ.
Patricia Becker ~ At a very young age, Patricia discovered that art could be a doorway to a different dimension. She started dancing at the age of 5 years old, studying ballet, Israeli folk dance, jazz, Latin rhythms and contemporary dance. At the age of 16 Patricia had the great opportunity of performing in one of the most important Theater Houses in Argentina, the Teatro San Martin. She worked as a dancer for the Ballet oficial de Danzas Israelíes and for the Ballet Oficial de Danza Contemporánea del Teatro San Martín. In 2009, the spark of love that Patricia has for dancing was renewed and enflamed when she rediscovered tango. And since then, Patricia shares her artistic passion amongst the realms of acting, dancing, and tango teaching.