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About María Olivera

Born in Buenos Aires and raised in San Telmo, within a family of “tangueros”, Maria's childhood was immersed in the poetry and music of the tango. By her twenties, these powerful memories inspired her to at last become a dancer.

She took up Tango in 2003 and since then she has learned from a big variety of dance Masters in all the styles of the social dance. This makes her an extemely versatile dancer and an open minded instructor who values equally all the different theories about how tango should look and feel like.

Having studied technique with several prestigious dancers she then went on to work with Argentine "Milongueros" that taught her to go deeper in expressing the emotion of the dance.

Since 2007 she has been touring the world teaching, performing, djing and lecturing about the history and the philosophy that makes tango a unique passion for whoever wants to learn it.


Her method combines the passion and love for the dance with a deep knowledge of anatomy and kinetics that was acquired from other disciplines such us yoga, stretching, Pilates and the innovative system Low Preassure Fitness. 

With English as a second language María has taught students in many of the most famous tango festivals and communities within the USA, Europe and beyond.

In 2012 she presented her Instructional DVD “Techniques for followers” which features 6 chapters dedicated to posture training, balance, walking, pivots and decorations.

With her deep knowledge of Tango music María has been invited to DJ at numerous festivals throughout the world.

A hallmark of her dance is the speed and expressiveness of the feet, which harmonizes with the elegance of her walk and posture.

Since 2014 María is a member of the International Dance Council (UNESCO).

Since Novembre 2021 she directs "Escuela del Abrazo" located in Recoleta, Buenos Aires where she and a selected group of instructors teach tango, milonga, waltz and other disciplines all related to well being and the folk culture of the city. 

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