FAUSTO CARPINO & STEPHANIE FESNEAU
Italy / France
FAUSTO CARPINO (Syracuse, Sicily) had his first encounter with dance at the age of six, for twelve years he has studied, practiced and participated in many Ballroom dance competitions, regional and national, who have seen him always among the first places. At the age of sixteen, thanks to his sister Barbara (also dancer) and hispartner Claudio, who had recently discovered argentine tango, Fausto had his first contact with this dance, remaining fascinated. After many years of Ballroom training, his learning was very fast and shortly after Barbara, Claudio and Fausto decided to open the first school of Argentine tango inSyracuse, Paladanze. Since then, Fausto became one of the main teachers of Paladanze for several years. Since 2004 he teaches and continues todevelop his dance at full time. Besides being a successfull tango dancer, Fausto is also a well-known tango DJ, but lately, because of lack of time, hedoes not practise this activity very often. From 2008 onwards he was Djingin important festivals, marathons and milongas in Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada and Argentina. From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the organization of the Syracuse International Tango Festival. At the end of 2006 he meets Veronica Toumanova with whom hecollaborated and made a dancing couple from 2007 to 2011. Later, for ashort period, he collaborated with Anna Solakius and Maria Filali.
STEPHANIE FESNEAU (Paris, France). Dance and theater were always present in her life since she was a child. At the age of sixteen shediscovers tango, thanks to a friend of her’s, and from that moment on, tango hasbeen always more and more present in her life, until it became it’sessential part. In a short time she starts to teach in one of the most successful schools in Warsaw, Zlota Milonga, where she taught until 2009, before returning to Paris, place of birth, where she taught in one of the oldest schools andmilongas of the city, Le Chantier. Afterwards, in 2011 she moved to Florence, where she taught for two years at the ‘Pablo’ school. In her short but intense tango career, she collaborated with several dancers in various schools in Warsaw, Paris and Florence.
Fausto and Stephanie, are a dance couple since July 2011. After an intense period of preparation, they begin to participate in various tango events as teachers. So far they have taught in more than 27 different countries and 80 cities. Their lessons are focused on how to propose oneself to the partner in aconfortable way within the embrace, based on logic and naturalmovements. They believe that connection, musicality and technique are the keys to fullyappreciate the beauty of tango.