Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Special Guest Artists and Artistic Advisors are the directors and founders of BTS (Boulder Tango Studio) and BTF (Boulder Tango Festival), since 2010.
Giselle Anne has demonstrated her abilities as a dancer and choreographer by performing in shows such as Tango Argentino, Tango Pasión, Mariano Mores, and Los Solistas de D’Arienzo. She has performed in America, Europe and Japan. During her five years of residence in Spain (1992-1997), she worked intensely with tango, creating her own ballet, founding a school and inaugurating the “Casa del Tango” (Tango House) in Sevilla. ( http://casadeltango.es )
Now with 35 years of experience, the presence and solidity of her dance are perfectly balanced with the beauty of her movements, and this ensures that her dancing is always at the highest level.
Gustavo Naveira deserves more credit for the resurgence and renewed popularity of tango (from the 1980s through today) than any other dancer/teacher/performer/choreographer. Since discovering the dance in the early 1980s, Gustavo has worked tirelessly to bring tango to new audiences, to evolve the dance to a higher level of technique and of structural complexity, and to develop a pedagogy that makes dancing tango at a better level possible for more people. He has also strived continuously to ensure that further development of the dance be grounded in a solid historical foundation. For this reason, his dancing by him always has a classic look, even while he is executing the most modern and surprising steps.
Gustavo & Giselle met in 1995 and formed a tango couple, bringing together their already-vast experience with the dance. Together, they have successfully performed in the most important tango festivals around the world (throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe). They have also performed in the most typical milongas and theaters in Buenos Aires and abroad.
Since 2003, they have developed their methodology through teaching 2 different formats: “Tango Seminars” and “Tango Progressive Programs”®. The “Tango Seminar” is a format created to enable students to concentrate on only one tango subject and genuinely progress in their dance. “The Tango Progressive Programs”® establishes a perfectly controlled progression of the learning process from scratch to a good advanced level. Based in Boulder, CO, where they founded the “Boulder Tango Studio” in 2013, they nonetheless continue to teach and perform worldwide.
Photo Credit: Marie-Dominique Verdier