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 the five years of her 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 balanced perfectly with the beauty of her movements, and this ensures that her dancing is always at the highest level.
It is likely that 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 insure that further development of the dance be grounded in a solid historical foundation. For this reason, his dancing always has a classic look, even while he is executing the most modern and surprising steps.
Gustavo is probably the teacher that has influenced tango-dance teaching the most, in all its styles and worldwide. He managed to clarify concepts about the structure of the dance. This has allowed many to understand tango dance better and teaching levels have risen considerably thanks to these concepts.
As early as 1999, the main Argentine newspaper Clarin stated, “you could say that three stylistic tendencies contend for supremacy [in tango]: Urquiza's style, Almagro's style and Naveira's style.”
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 been teaching in the “tango seminar” format, a method which they created to enable students to genuinely progress in their dance.
Gustavo & Giselle continue to teach and perform worldwide, but are now based in Boulder, CO, where they founded and run the Boulder Tango Studio. They invite dancers from all over to join them in Boulder for their yearly festival, which takes place in October each year.
Since 2003, they have been teaching in the “tango seminar” format, an intensive method which they created, consisting in 16 to 20 hours of instruction along 3 or for days on a particular tango subject, to enable students to genuinely progress in their dance.
Gustavo & Giselle continue to teach and perform worldwide, but are now based in Boulder, CO, where they founded in 2013 and run since then the Boulder Tango Studio. At the BTS they have developed a method for tango learning divided in 7 Programs (sets of classes) that include a total of 112 classes. The method establishes a perfectly controlled progression of the learning process from scratch to a pretty good advanced level. Many students already have experienced and successfully completed the progression with impressive results. For the work they carry out to date, the Boulder Tango Studio has won the Tango Prize of international scope, awarded in Buenos Aires, to the "Best Tango Academy 2018".