Maxi & Paloma

Maxi and Paloma focus on preserving the essence of traditional tango and its technique, while maintaining the connection during the improvisation. They inspire their students to develop a love for the embrace and the dance. They start their classes with the basics, discussing elemental topics, then build on them, creating a better understanding of the structure of tango.

Maxi and Paloma have been dancing Argentine Tango for over 18 years. They made it to the finals of the World Tango Championship six times, winning 2nd place in 2007 in Buenos Aires. They won 1st place in South Korea in 2008, and 1st place in Chile in 2001 and 2006.

Homer & Cristina Ladas

Homer and Cristina both started their tango obsession in 1997. Each brings with them over a dozen years of social dance experience emphasizing a fusion of tango ideologies, via their ‘one tango’ philosophy.

As teachers they are committed to creating a positive class environment and try to reduce barriers that may inhibit students from really finding their own dance.

Carrie Field

Carrie holds a Bachelors Degree in dance performance and had a previous career as a modern dancer where she toured nationally with various dance and theater companies. In love with Tango since 2005, Carrie Field has taught and toured nationally with Mike Malixi since 2009 as half of Taos Tango. She has been teaching Pilates since 1992, Yoga since 1999, and Gyrotonics since 2005. She holds certifications in all three practices.

Carrie is the creator of the Tango Inform™ series, a collection of exercises to prepare the body specifically for tango. Carrie will be offering these classes free to festival participants.