TANGO ROMANTICO TM
Gabriela Lopez y Diego Ladeveze
Gabriela Lopez and Diego Ladeveze’s authenticity, poise and stage presence makes them one of the favorite tango dancers touring the world. Born in Rosario, Argentina, they have taken tango lessons from the most renowned maestros in Rosario and Buenos Aires. Gabriela, a professional ballet dancer and instructor, started her studies at the age of five and participated in many shows with the world famous ballet stars Julio Bocca, Maximiliano Guerra and Russian dancer Irek Mukhamedov.
In their many visits to the USA, Gabriela and Diego have been featured in shows in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, San Francisco, Arizona, Missouri and Utah.
Together with tango orchestras and lecturers from Argentina, they have demonstrated the different aspects of tango dancing to large audiences in Universities such as BYU (Utah), California State (Chico) and renowned dance studios throughout the USA.
Gabriela and Diego have also exhibited their dancing abilities to diplomats from different parts of the world, hosted by the Argentine Consul General in California, who considers them to be creators of a unique style of dancing the tango and a true representation of the Argentinean culture.
In Buenos Aires they were selected to be part of the first Tango Expo in December 1996. They appeared on many TV shows, including the tango cable channel “Solo Tango” where they performed for special guest star Julio Iglesias.
In Argentina in November 1997, they presented the successful show of their own creation “Obras de Tango” which they choreographed and directed. “Obras de Tango” tells of the stories that take place in the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, featuring Gabriela and Diego accompanied by a four piece tango orchestra and a singer.
In January 1998 the luxurious Seabourn Cruise Line was proud to present the “Tango Romantico” show in their debut performance on board. Due to their success they returned to the Seabourn Pride in January 1999 to present their show during another three months tour around South America.
In Argentina Gabriela and Diego give tango lessons at their studio in Rosario and teach and coreograph for the tango ballet at Escuela Provincial de Teatro. They perform regularly at the Universidad Nacional and cultural events organized by Municipalidad de Rosario. They are also in charge of the tango seminars that take place weekly in the city of Totoras (Santa Fe).
As instructors, Gabriela and Diego have planted the seed of “Tango Romantico” in the hearts of many dancers who have had the opportunity to attend their classes or seminars throughout the United States. The BYU dance team, known to be the best in the USA, hired Gabriela and Diego to choreograph their tango routines. The have also released a series of instructional videos which are widely sold in America and Europe.
Note: Gabriela and Diego are fluent in English (and of course Spanish from Argentina) and also speak French and Italian.