They both started out as stage dancers in various tango shows and companies, including the famous "Forever Tango" show. They are one of the most famous tango couples in the world being guests in a lot of major international festivals and events. They have a consolidate experience as choreographers of renowned performances and as teachers they have a clear, immediate and recognizable way of communicating and teaching; they are members of many international juries for competitions worldwide and trainers of a number of contestants in the Tango World Championships.


MARIANA MONTES since 1998 she has danced together with Sebastiàn Arce and has traveled the world teaching and acting. Since 2011 they have taught and participated in events and festivals in more than 140 cities and 35 countries. Together with Sebastiàn, he created dance and theater shows.

He currently lives in Cagliari where he teaches at his Academy "A.S.D Mariana Montes Tango Club"

FERNANDO GALERA is an internationally renowned dancer and teacher, teaching and dancing around the world since 1992. Coming from diverse dance backgrounds, including folklore, classical and modern dance among others, he studied with the most renowned tango masters, finding tango inspired by the old style of the milongueros of the 40s and 50s and earning a place among them.

Didactically it works on technical-pedagogical elements useful for Social Tango. Technically, due to his knowledge of the history of movements, he works on interpretative pedagogical elements and exercises.

Since 2008 he has organized and directed the Tango Salon Extremo Festival.


Yanina Quiñones and Neri Piliù have been dancing together since 2006. Professionally they trained in the Accademia de Estilos de Tango Argentinian (ACETA), with renowned milongueros and masters, including: Carlos Perez and Rosa, Pupi Castello, Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Gerardo Portalea, Toto Faraldo, Milena Plebs. They took part in and won the Tango Championships in Buenos Aires where they ranked first place both in Tango Salón and Tango Escenario: Pre-World Champions Tango Salón - Escenario in 2006 / 2007, Champions in the Tango Escenario of the Baradero Festival in 2007. In 2008 in the World Championship of Tango Salón, they ranked second place. They have performed in the most important theatres and Milongas all over the world. At the moment they are the artistic directors, choreographers and main dancers of the Tango Rouge Company. They established in Salerno where they set up their own Tango Academy "Corazon Tango al Sur" they regularly teach there as well as in other important cities in the world and in some of the major festivals worldwide.


Simone Facchini and Gioia Abballe started dancing together Latin American dances at the age of 6. They discovered Argentine tango five years later, at 11, and since then they have kept dancing together as an amazing artistic couple who for more than 20 years has trained professionally, studying with worldwide renowned masters.
They took part in European and World Championships always ranking among the first places: in 2017 they won the World Championships of Tango Escenario in Buenos Aires. They regularly perform in the most prestigious Italian, European and Buenos Aires milongas and are invited as main guests to important International Festivals.


Winners of the BARI TANGO CONTEST 2023 Edition

Julian Vilardo & Laia Barrera are a young couple of international tango dancers and teachers, aiming to express the traditional roots of Argentine tango with their own unique style. They learned the basics of tango in Argentina from renowned masters such as Carlos y Rosa Pérez, Alejandra Gutty, Martin Ojeda, Silvina Valz, Sabrina y Rubén Veliz, Gladys Barreiro, Fernando Gracia, and Sol Cerquides, and have performed in prestigious shows like the Café Tortoni Show. Laia has a background ranging from Classical to Contemporary Dance and flamenco, while Julian, born in Patagonia, always knew that tango would be his life, having reached the final of the Mundial De Tango in Buenos Aires multiple times. Besides teaching in Rome and working with the Tango Rouge Company by Neri Piliù and Yanina Quiñones, both travel the world to share their passion for Argentine tango.