Andrés Laza Moreno
Andrés began dancing when he was 14 year-old. He soon joined the Ballet Zaraza Tango with which he gave his first exhibitions in some of the most important milongas in Buenos Aires. In 2004, Andres entered the very competitive “Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino” (ACETA) also known as “Ballet Escuela” a project where the more famous maestros transmit their knowledge and experience to the new generation of dancers. In the same year he had the opportunity work with the master Carlos Gavito as assistant on his classes. In October 2006, Andrés becomes Samantha Dispari’s dance partner and kick-started his career as a Tango professional. During this period, Andrés learnt, developed and adopted the “Villa Urquiza” style with Jorge Dispari and María del Carmen. Andrés and Samantha gave group classes and workshops and toured Europe in 2007.
In 2009, Andrés formed a new dance couple with his life partner, Isabel Acuña. During the past 2 years they have conducted group classes in Buenos Aires and gave exhibitions in some of the most prestigious milongas. In 2010 they started touring overseas to teach in cities like Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Sydney.
Born in Chile, Isabel began taking tango classes in 1999 in “Buenos Aires Tango Club”, a local club in Santiago, Chile, where she learned from the old-generation masters and became one of their assistants shortly. Subsequently Isabel gave shows in tango clubs and began teaching, mostly to senior people, and later to youths in the Santiago YMCA network. With a group of friends and colleagues, she was active in promoting tango among young people in Chile. One could say that this gave birth to a whole new generation of local tangueros.
Isabel’s passion for tango led to regular visits to Buenos Aires, to enjoy the milonga at night and to develop her knowledge of tango. Her Argentine teachers have included Graciela Gonzalez, Geraldine Rojas, Lorena Ermocida, Alejandra Arrué, Javier Rodriguez and Andrea Missé. In 2008, she settle down in Buenos Aires to study a masters degree. Later combining studies and dancing she decided to begin her profesionnal carreer as a tango dancer and teacher, with Andres Laza Moreno as a partner.