JUAN MARTIN CARRARA & STEFANIA COLINA

Uruguay

 

 

Juan Martín Carrara and Stefanía Colina – Tango Salón dancers and choreographers.

Winners of the 2009 Intercontinental Tango Salón Championship and Uruguayan Tango Salón Championship in 2012

 

Young, extremely talented and diligent, they dance with an immense respect for the tradition and the music, and yet keep working on new forms of expression and their own development in the salon and on the stage. Being extremely popular teachers in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and the entire world, their classes allow one to hear and feel what is most intangible in tango. Their exquisite musicality, charm and sensibility have won them many hearts all over the globe.

 

Juan Martín Carrara started his dancing career when he was 13, as a ballet and contemporary dancer and a musical comedy actor.

At the age of 16, he entered the National Academy of Dance in Uruguay and was selected for the "Young Ballet" ensemble, touring all the theatres of the region as a performer of modern and classical ballet.

After a few years he met tango and at the same time Stefanía Colina, and fell in love with both.

Stefanía Colina started her career as a ballet and contemporary dancer in the "Orlama" School at the age of 4. She graduated at 17, after 13 years of intense training, and became one of the school’s teachers. 

During that time she had the opportunity to experience many dance styles that were taught as a complement to ballet, and that is how she encountered tango and Juan Martín, and from that day on a passionate, life-changing story for both of them began.

Together they left all they had in Uruguay and moved almost immediately to Buenos Aires, with nothing more than their intense desire to dance and teach tango.

After a few years of working hard at improving their level and knowledge, they won the Intercontinental Championship in 2009 and the Uruguayan Tango Salón Championship in 2012.

 

Since then, they have been teaching and dancing around the world. They perform regularly in the milongas of Buenos Aires with prestigious orchestras such as "Color Tango," "Los Reyes del Tango," "Orquesta Sans Souci," "Orquesta Mariano Mores."

Their fame and uniqueness comes from their elegance, sensuality and musicality. They are also known for their successful and engaging teaching method.

In the last years they have been in some of the most important festivals and events in Europe, America and Asia.

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