Hernán Brizuela has taught and performed at various festivals, milongas and studios in New York and Massachusetts and most recently in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina. He was a principal dancer in the off-Broadway dance play Let's Speak Tango and choreographed and starred in the short film Gardenias. He performed in the past four productions led by Maestro Romulo Larrea, Tango First Century, Spotlight on Tango, TANGOS: from Gardel to Piazzolla and TANGO for lovers across the United-States, Canada and Europe.
Anita Flejter, originally fascinated by International Style Competitive Ballroom, abandoned it for Argentine Tango, her true love. She partners Hernan in Tango and in life. She is co-owner and cofounder of Ultimate Tango (Boston) and Adelante Studios (NYC).
Ultimate Tango is a dance school focused solely on teaching and promoting Argentine Tango. Our mission is to teach tango trough understanding fundamentals, principles and technique, rather then mindless repetition of steps and combination.
Pamela and Steve Slavsky began dancing Argentine tango in 2000. They live in the Boston area where they have been teaching since 2006. They have been invited to teach in communities around New England and have taught at festivals as well as for a number of local universities. They have been teaching classes for the MIT Argentine Tango Club since 2007.
Pamela and Steve teach to promote tango’s unique charms as a social dance, emphasizing natural movement, connection, and musicality. In their classes they strive to keep students active and engaged in mind and body and promote learning through guidance as well as discovery. Their goal is to give students a foundation of skills rooted in traditional technique from which they can grow into versatile and curious social dancers. They continue to grow as dancers and teachers themselves through study, travel, and practice. Pamela also teaches the Alexander Technique and has taught social dance for over a decade. Steve is a tango DJ. They both enjoy long walks with their dog.
Grisha Khmyrov started learning tango in 2009 with Hernan Brizuela in Boston. Soon he found himself dancing every day and enjoying tango more and more. He visited Buenos Aires taking many workshops with tango maestros. His musical background (he composes and plays music in the band “Jamm” for decades) helps him have unique interpretation of tango. In 2012 he started DJing on Boston’s classic milongas as well as alternative ones. In 2013 Grisha started teaching tango at MIT. He graduated from Ultimate Tango Teachers Training Program and since then teaches at Ultimate Tango.
Originally a classical clarinetist and music journalist, Jessica Schilling stumbled on a beginner tango class in 2008 and immediately stopped doing much of anything else. While her friends were leaving messages asking where she’d run off to, she was dancing — and later, DJing — all over the place, including playing music for dancers at the Denver Tango Festival, Albuquerque Tango Festival, ValenTango, Providence’s New Year’s Marathon, and encuentros and workshops across the U.S. She strives for a flow incorporating the best of the classic tango repertoire with the hidden gems and quirky treats that make a milonga memorable. Jessica’s strengths include accumulating frequent flier miles, dancing in inappropriate street shoes, and (hopefully) writing tango DJ bios. Her weaknesses include dulce de leche, tacky costume jewelry, and Caló with Berón.
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