Claudio Villagra belongs to a new generation of professional dancers in Argentina, continuously exhibiting his versatility and virtuosity. He studied dance at the Teatro Colon’s School of Arts in Buenos Aires, with teachers ranging from his grandfather, Hector Contrera to Aurelio Juan, Juan Carlos Copes, Virulazo, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Gloria y Eduardo, the Dinzels, and N. Guichanduc. Claudio has appeared on major stages across the world—including Broadway, the Olympia in Paris, Luna Park, Astral and Cervantes in Buenos Aires, as well as the Auditorio Nacional and the Teatro Bellas Artes in Mexico. He has represented the government of Argentina in diverse events both nationally and internationally, touring throughout the U.S., Brazil, Central and South America, Switzerland, China and Japan. Claudio has worked with renowned orchestras, including Osvaldo Pugliese, Mariano Mores, El Arranque, and Color Tango. Claudio was also the featured dancer in Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango” (1997) and “Malambo” (2008), as well as “Tango Seduccion”, “Tango Argentino” and “Tanguera”. Claudio directed and choreographed his own show, “Latin Tango”, and he is now choreographing and directing his new show—”Tango’s Heart”.
Helena Fernandez graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance in London with a degree in Classical Ballet, and has performed with major companies and orchestras—including Forever Tango, Color Tango, Sexteto Mayor and Sexteto de Carla Algeri. She has become an international artist after many years of experience, dedication and preparation with legendary Tango maestros, including Carlos Gavito, Turco José, Julio Balmaceda, Roberto Herrera, Jorge Dispari, Facundo Posadas, Gustavo Naveira, Jorge Torres, and Jorge Firpo. She has extensively toured Asia, Europe, North and South America teaching, performing, and judging competitions. Helena has participated in television programs and danced in many prestigious theaters around the world, including Leicester Square Theater, Royal Albert Hall, Opera Garnier in Paris, and the Lotte World Theater in Korea. In addition to her extensive experience with different dance genres, Helena also holds a degree in Physiotherapy, specializing in neurological patients. She applies these techniques and concepts in teaching the Tango—creating a singular approach in her classes, and in particular, with dance techniques for women.