Master Teachers

Virginia Gómez & Christian Márquez
Los Totis

Together since 1997, Los Totis are known around the world for their elegance, precision and quality of their movements. For more than 20 years they have participated in important national and international shows. In 2006 they were invited to be the leading couple of the video clip ¨Diferente¨ by Gotan Project. They have toured all over Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, teaching and performing. 

In Buenos Aires they participate in the most important Tango Festivals such as CITA, Tango Salón Extremo, Argentina Tango Salón, Mujercitas among others.

Yanina Quiñones & Neri Piliu

Dancing together for over 10 years, Yanina Quinones & Neri Piliu have performed at events around the world. They were winners of the pre-Mundial event, the Festival of baradero and awarded second place in the world of Tango competition in Buenos Aires.

Mariela Franganillo & Guillermo Merlo

Mariela Franganillo

With more than 20 years of experience teaching, performing, and choreographing, her career highlights include: a featured role in Forever Tango on Broadway; collaborations with noted musicians including Pablo Ziegler at Carnegie Hall; a U.S. tour with Julio Inglesias; and performances with Hector del Curto, Pablo Aslan, Fernando Otero, Pedro Giraudo and Gustavo Casenave.

Her own shows include—Recuerdo Tango, Tango Connection and the musical SWANGO! with screenwriting by Rupert Holmes.

Guillermo Merlo

Guillermo Merlo is a true legend in the world of Argentine tango, with over 30 years of experience. A dancer, performer, choreographer, instructor and coach,  Guillermo Merlo was the recipient of the 1997 and 1998 TONY AWARD for Best Choreography for the show “Forever Tango” on Broadway.

Guillermo won 1st place in the World Argentine Tango Championship in 1999, and had the honor of being the first non-Asian ever invited to perform at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo. Guillermo served as a judge at The Tango Mundial, The World Competition for Argentine Tango in Montreal, Canada and ATUSA Argentine Tango USA Official Championship and Festival in San Francisco California.

Guillermo’s experience in Argentine Tango has made him a sought after instructor. His dance is elegant, sensual and playful.


Florencia Borgnia & Marcos Pereira

Marcos Pereira and Florencia Borgnia are Argentine Tango dancers, performers and instructors currently based in New York City. Their dance combines the elegance, smoothness and precision of Tango Salon, with the virtuosity and fantasy achieved with their stage work throughout their careers. 

As instructors, they are known for the depth of their technique and methodology, but at the same time being relaxed and patient teachers.

They started working together in 2013, in Buenos Aires, performing at many tango shows and teaching in different Tango Schools (Escuela Argentina de Tango, among others).

In 2015, they got the Second Place in the Buenos Aires City Tango Championship and they have been Finalists in the World Tango Championship in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

Over the last few years they have been traveling all around the USA, Asia and Mexico, teaching and performing at Tango Festivals and events.