Istangoritual - Istanbul Tango Ritual

Julio Balmaceda y Virginia Vasconi

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Julio Balmaceda y Virginia Vasconi Coming from different backgrounds

Julio and Virginia started to dance together in 2015. Together, they have have created a unique style recognized for their interpretation of the music and their dynamic. They combine elegance with technique, elasticity with strength, to create the perfect ingredients for beautiful, passionate and talented tango.

Julio is considered one of the most important teachers around the world due to his unique style and pedagogy. Currently, he travels the world to perform and to teach seminars and workshops in very important venues. He started his career in 1996 until 2015. In 1998 he performed in Broadway with “Forever Tango”, whose staff was nominated for the Tony Awards for the best choreography. He also performed at The Carnegie Hall, in a tribute to Astor Piazzolla together with Pablo Ziegler, Paquito de Rivera and Gary Burton. In 2008 he choreographed his own show “Corazon a Corazon” in Tarbes, France. During 2011, he performed and choreographed the musical “Tita, Una Vida en Tiempo de Tango” directed By Nacha Guevara in a prestigious theater of Buenos Aires and he was nominated by the ACE Award as the best choreographer of the musical. In 2013, he participated in the show “Tango Tranzas” in Sydney, Australia. He is also a judge member of the Mundial de Tango in Buenos Aires since the beginning of it.

Virginia took her first dance steps in her mother’s gym at age five and later she studied classical ballet and artistic gymnastics. She graduated as a translator of English at the Faculty of Languages in the Province of Cordoba. She is a Jazz dance teacher, proficient in Latin rhythms, stretching, classical ballet and contemporary dance. She started with Tango in 2008 and immediately became a member of the famous DNI Dance Company and School until 2015. She has performed in the most prestigious Milongas and Theaters of Buenos Aires. She has performed and taught in international festivals around Europe, Canada and USA and Asia. She is also a judge member in Tango Championships around the world. In 2015, she created, along with julio Balmaceda, the show “Tango, a Society of Two”, presented in ST. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, she continues her training in yoga, modern dance, stretching, ballet, and theater in order to enhance her skills as a tango dancer, teacher and performer.