Friends
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Argentine Tango

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New York, NY 10029

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Friends of Argentine Tango is a New York based 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Photo credit

Ana Luiza Cortez ~  Geo Geller ~ Steve Bart

About
Walter Perez
  • Walter Perez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • He was introduced to the Argentine Tango in 1993, and trained with many renowed Argentine Tango masters including: Pepito Avellaneda, Puppy Castelo and Graciela Gonzalez, Rodolfo Dinzel, Lorena Ermocida and Osvaldo Zotto.

  • He has appeared as a featured dancer in many Tango productions in Buesnos Aires, New York and around the world, on stage and on television.

  • In 2011 Walter formed the Malevaje Dance Company with Leonardo Sardella. As Malevaje, they have performed and taught in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina; participated in several International Queer Tango Festivals.

  • Walter co-founded the annual New York Queer Tango Weekend with Leonardo Sardella, currently the only Queer Tango Festival in the United States.

  • Together Walter and Leo created Atlantic Tango - a Tango community that meets at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical culture for weekly lessons and practicas. They also teach at Dardo Galletto Studios

  • Walter and Leo are highly regarded teachers and performers, known for their seamless exchanges of lead and follow, creativity and musicality.