Fabian & Lola

Fabián Salas is an Argentine Tango dancer, teacher, and choreographer from Buenos Aires, with over 30 years of professional experience.

In 1992, Fabian had begun touring the world as a tango teacher becoming then, one of the first professional touring teachers in history and in 1995 he started an investigation group which led to the development of a revolutionary way of understanding, teaching and dancing the tango. In 1996, Fabian took part in the filming of the motion picture "Evita", and a year later was one of the main dancers in the award-winning film "The Tango Lesson". He has also participated in projects for the BBC, such as being a host for “The real… Buenos Aires” and “BBC World Services Radio”. Fabian runs the tango education organizations Cosmotango and TangoPal and has created a series of instructional videos to teach authentic Tango in 10 easy lessons. He is also the organizer and director of the CITA (Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino) the world’s most important and longest running annual tango event, which brings together tango lovers, practitioners and leading tango artists in the Argentine capital.

In 2015 he was awarded Outstanding Personality of Culture, due to his distinctive approach to the dance. Tango lovers around the world acclaim him as a Master Teacher and performer extraordinaire.

Currently, he is partnered by Lola Díaz, who also has a very active career. Together they have successfully taught Tango to thousands of students in Argentina, Brazil, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Russia, Greece, Turkey, and other countries.

Lola Díaz started dancing at the age of 5. When she was 7, she entered the school of Teatro Colón, where she studied classical ballet until the age of 16, becoming part of the corps de ballet of the theatre from 1999 to 2002. From a very young age, she also was part of the dance company directed by international superstar, Julio Bocca.

In addition to ballet, Lola studied other dance techniques, including jazz, modern and tango, from a young age. Some of the highlights of her tango performance career include: Dancing with Pablo Verón. “La hora del Tango” Festival Classico Pompeiano 2007. - Dancing the principal roll with Pablo Verón and choreography assistant of the Clip “Nexus” 2007. - Principal roll and choreographer (Tango y Ballet). Clip “Tango Hereje” 2006.

Lola has completed many international tours as a tango teacher, and also taught for four years at the famous La Viruta school in Buenos Aires. She’s been dancing, touring and co-organizing CITA with Fabián since 2009. Currently she is running Premios Tango, an award giving annually to honor outstanding artistic achievements and other merits in the world of tango.

You can learn more about Fabian & Lola at their website.

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