Homer & Cristina Ladas
Homer and Cristina both started their tango obsession in 1997. Each brings with them over a dozen years of social dance experience emphasizing a fusion of tango ideologies, via the 'one tango' philosophy. As teachers they are committed to creating a positive class environment and try to reduce barriers that may inhibit students from really finding their own dance!
It has been said, on more than one occasion, that few dancing couples improvise with such skill, personality, and fluidity of movement. As each year passes Homer & Cristina continue to explore deeper facets of their relationship to each other and to tango.
Homer is also a founding member of the non-profit Project Tango organization whose biggest local projects include the weekly CELLspace alternative milonga and the Tango Exchange. He is currently an active board member in charge of live music development and grant sponsorship.
Brigitta is one of the world's most praised teachers and innovative dancers of tango. Her exquisite creativity, clarity and understanding of the dance and music have inspired dancers around the world. Brigitta co-founded the highly respected Tanzart studio in Berlin in 1987, and also the internationally acclaimed TangoMujer, a pioneer dance company exploring the boundaries between tango and contemporary dance.
In her classes Brigitta integrates her knowledge from over 30 years of international experience in tango dance, instruction and performance with techniques of Body Mind Centering. Lately, she works intensely on teacher trainings and networks in Europe and the U.S. She is an equally gifted resource for both close embrace and open style tango. Her classes are insightful, creative, and fun!