Carolina Jaurena was bound at an early age to follow a desire to perform. The height of her professional career is marked by her role as a primary dancer in the feature film Random Hearts directed by Sidney Pollack in 1999. Andres Bravo is a talented dancer, instructor and choreographer who began dancing Argentine Tango at 11 years of age. He has won several Tango Championships, however; in 2009 he won 1st place in the National Stage Tango Competition in the city of Bogota to represent Colombia in the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their partnership began in 2011, today; they are one of the best known Tango performing couples and Instructors in the New York City area. Soon after they began dancing together, they were asked to perform in the “Show Eternal Tango” with Hector del Curto at the Hobby Center in Houston Texas. In 2012 they were invited to teach and perform at the Big Apple Tango Festival, and during the summer they traveled to the Canary Islands to perform and teach Tango Workshops at Canarias Tango. During the same year they performed with the Pan American Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C, and they were part of the cast in The Show Tanguero produced by A Puro Tango. In 2013 they were invited to perform in the Show “Afro Tango” at Thalia Spanish Theater, in addition; Carolina and Andres taught and performed at the Yale Tango Fest in Connecticut. They have traveled regularly to perform in Germany with The Raul Jaurena Tango Trio at several venues such as: The Theaterhaus in Stuttgart and the Alte Synagoge in Hechingen. This year they were invited to teach Workshops in Lalotango, Stuttgart and summer Workshops at Landesakademie in Ochsenhausen, Germany. Most recently they were part of The show “Tango! Soul and Heart” with the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and traveled to Houston, Texas to teach and perform at Tango Fest Houston. Other performances in 2014 include; the off Broadway Show “Tango House” produced by Juan Fabbri and the Show Viva el Tango! with the Texas Medical Center Orchestra at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas. Carolina and Andres are much respected and sought after performers and instructors; they are renowned for their precision of movement, professionalism and charisma.
Influenced by her parents, a Bandoneon Master and her mother a Tango singer, from an early age Carolina pursued a desire to perform. Her training includes ballet, salsa, and flamenco to where she now specializes in Argentine Tango. She has worked with some of the most recognized names in the tango world, Jorge Torres, Fabian Peralta, Cesar Coelho and Hugo Patyn. Having been fortunate enough to work with some of the best, it comes as no surprise that Carolina’s career is filled with a long list of dance credits that includes, Tango & Tango at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Tango Fantastico at the Bellearyre Music Festival, on Broadway at Town Hall in the show “Tangos for la Milonga” with Romulo Larrea and in 2005 she traveled to Europe to perform with the Sudwestfalen Philarmonic at the Symphonic Tango night in Hilchenbach-Lutzel, Germany.In addition, she was also a featured dancer, singer and actress in the Two River Theatre Company production of Blood Wedding and performed in the Buenos Aires month celebration at the World Financial Center. She was also invited to perform at The 10th Annual Orlando International Fringe Festival in Florida, "Tango Summit" with the Panamerican Symphony Orchestra, and "100 años de tango, de Villoldo a Piazzolla" at the prestigious Solis Theatre in Montevideo, Uruguay. She performs regularly with Teatro Si in New Jersey and in New York with Leonardo Suarez Paz's "Cuartetango" and at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Queens. Carolina is also a much sought after performer in television and film, having appeared on such shows as Fox 5 “Good Day New York” with Penny Crone, "Today in NY" on NBC. In 2006 she was a first prize winner on the popular program Sábado Gigante on Univision. However, the height of her professional career was marked by her role as a primary dancer in the feature film Random Hearts directed by Sidney Pollack and starring Harrison Ford. Carolina talents are not just limited to performing, but she is a much respected and sought after instructor as well.Over the years, she has been invited to perform and teach at several Dance Festivals including; The Colorado Dance Festival, The D.C. Tango Festival, The Boston Tango Festival, Connecticut Tango Festival, Nashville Tango and the "Tango Norte” 2007 Stockholm Tango Festival. In the past 5 years, Carolina has been invited to teach and perform with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra in Tennessee, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra,“Tango Five” at the Einhalden Festival in Germany ,Westfield Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, and the Evolution Tango Show in Dallas Texas. Most recently she traveled to San Francisco to teach and perform at Stanford University and also traveled to Canada, Trinidad and Colombia to teach and perform.
Andres Bravo is a talented dancer, instructor and choreographer who began dancing Argentine Tango at 11 years of age. He has studied with World-renowned Tango Masters such as; Miguel Angel Zotto, Martin Ojeda, Roberto Herrera, Julio Balmaceda and Gabriel Misse. In 1999 his performance career launched when he became part of the Tango Festival “Colombo Argentina” in a tour throughout Colombia produced by Impresario Walter Davis. Following the end of his tour, in 2000 he became part of the Tango Company “Una cita con el Tango” directed by Alexander Giraldo in the city of Pereira, Colombia for 2 years. In 2002 he became part of the cast of “Argentine Tango Show” touring the United Emirates and performing for six consecutive months at the prestigious Jumeirath Beach Hotel in Dubai. Throughout the years he has been part of several well-recognized World Tango Competitions and Festivals. In 2006 he was National Stage Tango Champion in “Tangovia” a Tango Competition held in Manizales, Colombia and in 2009 he won the National Stage Tango Competition in the city of Bogota to represent Colombia in the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Along with the Company “Tango Vivo” from Cali he represented Colombia at the eighth World Tango Summit held in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. In addition he has dedicated great part of his professional life to teaching tango to people of all walks of life in a very unique and effortless way. During the past year, Andres has taught and performed with the show “Three to Tango” along with Jorge Nel and Milena Buitrago touring several cities in the United States and abroad. As a choreographer, he is in high demand for his innovative and unique style of choreography. In 2011 he was asked to choreograph the show “Por amor al Tango” directed and produced by musician Erskine Maytorena in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Andres Bravo’s genuine warm personality and years of experience as Choreographer, Instructor, and dancer of salon and stage Tango continues to lead him to great success.