Javier Rodriguez, tango dancer and teacher, is one of the most recognized figures of the Argentine tango and an indisputable expert in Tango Salon style. For the past 20 years Javier has been a part of the most famous tango festivals in Argentina, Europe and Asia, where he never stopped dazzling the participants with his art of dance and pedagogy.
Javier Rodriguez has begun dancing tango when he was 18. Together with his first professional partner, Geraldine Rojas, they have quickly become one of the most sought after tango couples in the world. They have toured the globe, performing in the best theaters and working in most prestigious tango festivals.
The next stage of Javier’s professional tango career was his partnership with another prominent dancer, Andrea Misse, with whom Javier worked for 9 years until Andrea’s tragic death in 2012. Together with Andrea Javier toured throughout Europe, Asia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile and they continued being one of the most popular couples worldwide.
Javier’s teaching focuses on technique, posture, and elegance, emphasizing those many little important details that can polish and
perfect your dance.
Tango Element is proud to welcome Javier back to our annual event. This year Javier will perform with no less distinguished dancer, Moira Castellano, which will be their world premier performing together.
Fatima Vitale is a multi-talented dancer, trained in Contemporary Dance, Classical Ballet, Jazz, composition and improvisation. She studied tango under the mentorship of many teachers from Buenos Aires, including Gabriel Missé, Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Alejandra Armenti and Daniel Juarez, among others.
She is a Tango Salon dancer as well as Stage Tango dancer, and has worked in numerous tango houses in Buenos Aires and Tango Companies such as “Tanguera “, ” Deya vu ” , “Tango Malambo ” ” Bien de tango ” and “Corporacion Tango”. In 2012 she participated in the Buenos Aires Championship and won in two categories: “Tango Salon” and “Milonga”, and was 2nd place in the Tango Salon category in the World Tango Championship. She was invited as a Judge in the International Championship of Medellin , Chile´s Milonga Championship in 2013 and UK tango festival and Championship in London in 2015. She has participated in important international festivals, performing and teaching in Argentina and all over the world.