Hernan was born into a family with a love for tango. Since childhood, portena music has surrounded him as well as prominent figures from the world of tango, such as Goyeneche and Virulazo, among others, who regularly visited his family home. In his teens, he began to get more involved in the world of tango and milongas. He studied with some of the most famous dancers and milongueros of Buenos Aires. From them, he learned the technique, codes, and love of the dance. Since then, his quest to integrate technique, emotion, enjoyment, and joy into his dance and music appreciation has continued and he has become, not only an excellent dancer and teacher, but also a favorite DJ of many milongas and festivals. He is very well renowned for the energy he gives to the milongas he deejays, becoming in one of the best rated deejays in North America.
Burak Ozkosem is recognized for his expressive personality and his capacity to not only bring the great music but to bring the party. As a DJ, Burak makes time stand still, creating a vortex of buena onda that keeps everyone on their feet until they say, It's 3:30 AM? Already? Burak is the resident DJ at Montreal's most popular weekly milonga hosted at Tango Social Club each Saturday night. He has been DJing since 2003 and has guest DJ'ed at the Chicago Tango Week festival, the Tango Cafe in NYC, the Century Ballroom in Seattle, the Miami Tango Fantasy festival, the Luxe milonga in Portland, and Tango Matrix in Hamburg, Germany. There is an equally good chance people remember him as much for his hair as for his seriously awesome cortinas.
Ann Arbor, MI
Edmond was exposed to a large variety of music from visiting and local DJs in Ann Arbor. DJing regularly at different events there has allowed him to develop a rich style full of rhythmical presence and lyrical complexity. Throughout the night, Edmond manages the flow of energy to enhance the dancers' connection by being versatile and attentive. He keeps the crowd energized with playful cortinas and by strategically infusing subtle contrast in his music.
Koichiro Suzuki has a Master's Degree in Performance Music at Duquesne University and performs with the internationally renowned River City Brass Band, the only active professional brass band in the United States. Koichiro incorporates his complex music background and deep understanding of musicality into his DJing.
Koichiro DJs regularly at milongas in Pittsburgh, and has DJed in other cities in the United States and Canada. In addition, the past few years, Koichiro was invited to DJ in Buenos Aires at Milonga Tango Club, Club Fulgor, Villa Crespo and Tango en Huracan, Club Atletico Milonguero, Parque Patricios.
Since 2007, Berenice has been inspiring dancers at milongas in Toronto and beyond. A long-time fan of tango music, her vast knowledge, intuitive approach and careful selections combine to create unforgettable dance experiences that keep her in high demand. DJ Bere is also a highly accomplished tango dancer who understands her audience; she is able to read a floor and keep it moving. Considered one of the best DJs in Canada, she is in constant demand at both new and established milongas in Toronto & Montreal, and has acted as house DJ for various local milongas. She has also DJ'ed at high profile tango events, including the Toronto Tango Festival, Toronto Tango Marathon & Toronto Tango Experience.
Wendy has always been involved in various forms of dance, from folk dances, traditional Chinese dance, Latin, Ballroom and Tango. With her diverse dance background, she was honored to have been selected to participate as a dancer in the opening ceremonies of the 1994 Commonwealth Game in Victoria B.C. and the 2015 Pam Am Game in Toronto Ontario.
After taking her first step in Argentine Tango back in the summer of 2008, Wendy's passion and involvement in Tango intensified over the past 7 years, ultimately leading to her new passion of DJing, which is inspired by her experiences at Tango marathons, festivals & milongas around the world. She was deeply intrigued by the wide array of emotions classical tango can convey, from uplifting and romantic, to playful and melodic. To evoke these emotions during her sets, she likes to play famous classical tango from the mid 20s to late 50s, creating an engaging flow of energy throughout the evening.