Simona Zaino & Hernan Catvin
Simona has a
background in ballet and modern dance. She has also trained in the the
Laban techniques for movement.
She studied Tango in Buenos Aires, her early maestros being Carlos & Maria Rivarola and Tete' & Silvia. She went onto perfecting her technique in Argentina with internationally renowned maestros Fabian Salas & Carolina del Rivero and Pablo Veron, with whom she partnered in 2005 in occasion of the International Tango Festival in Ireland. Simona is also a certified Yoga instructor and teaches Yoga for Dancers classes and workshops.
She was teaching in Auckland (NZ) during the months of April, May and June 2011. See the interview with TangoClub NZ: www.tangoclub.co.nz/teacher_simona.html
Hernán graduated in
Dramatic Arts at The National Drama School, Buenos Aires, Argentina in
2000, having studied theatre and dance since 1989. He has worked as
dancer, actor and theatre director on independent and commercial
Hernán's acting and dancing credits include:
Hernan and Simona set up Compadrito Tango
in Dublin in 2004. Since then, they have had a pivotal role in the
country's tango scene through the organization of tango classes and
events. Hernan and Simona have also performed in some of the most
important venues around the country.
Their dance style is fluid and elegant, which much focus on the connection and music. They combine old and new elements into a seamless flow.
Their teaching style is highly appreciated for the clarity and precision as well as the individual attention they pay to their students.
Some recent videos: