iTango 2022 Artists

Please welcome our Guest-Artists at Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022

Alejandra Saravia & Diego Lanau from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 1997 Diego Lanau began studying tango. In 1999 Diego joined the Mora Godoy group in Club Almagro where he met his first tango partner, Natalia Arcidiacono, with who START TEACHING IN 2001. Diego participated in a variety of tango competitions.He became finalists in the Sin Rumbo Club in Villa Urquiza and in December 2003 was crowned champion, by a nearly unanimous public vote, in Club Saraza. And set the finals in 2004 in the world tango cup. 2006 marked the beginning of international travel with the San Francisco Bay Area the first destination. Diego traveled to various cities in the USA: San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland New York, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas and Aspen and participated in 2007 participated in the Portland and Seattle festivals. In 2009, he travels expanded to Europe, where he taught and performed in Italy, Spain and France. Afterwards, they returned to Europe in 2010 to participate in the Kerallic tango festival in Bretagne. Also in 2010 they were invited to participate in the Antipanico Festival in the Bay Area. He returned to the Bay Area in May 2011. April 2013, special participation at ATUSA as performer. March 2015, judge at Los Ángeles local championship. June 2015, tango festival in Sabadell(Spain). In 2017, he perform at Buenos Aires City Hall, Club Atlético Boca Juniors (most emblematic soccer team in Argentina). January 2018 participated in TANGO SALON EXTREMO, in Argentina. March same year work as Judge at ATUSA, in San Francisco. And continue working and performing in Buenos Aires as well USA today.

Alejandra Saravia started to dance ballet and practice gymnastics at the age of 4. In 2008 Tango become part of her life where she started to gain experience and skills from world renowned teachers Alejandra Mantinian, Moira Castellano and Pablo Veron, being her main influence for the last 5 years in BA Argentina. Alejandra has been teaching and performing in the US since 2008, Bolivia in 2018; Europe, in March 2019 ( Italy) and April 2019 in Chile. At the end of 2019 she began her partnership with Diego Lanau and continued traveling and teaching in San Francisco. Together they have long and vast experience dancing tango and teaching to different cultures and levels. They are professional tango dancers and milongueros, with a broad spectrum of literacy of the dance in all their components.


Cristian Bravo from Buenos Aires, Argentina will offer private lessons during Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022.

Obtaining awards:
Member of CID/UNESCO
– International dance counsil CID
– Member of AMBCTA association of master choreographers and dancers of Argentine tango.
– Member of the Federal Tango Team in 2015.
– Professional Champion of the International Summit of Tango, in Tango salón and Waltz.
– Finalist of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Tango Festival, obtaining fifth place.


Eleonora Kalganova is a dance artist and teacher who focuses on exploring improvisation, flow, and communication as process and performance in Argentine tango (since 2009).

Argentine Tango competitions:
– The winner of the International tournament “Spartak Cup 2010” in the category “Show”.
– Vice-champion of 3rd Russian Open tournament of Argentine tango “TANGO CUP 2011”.
– The winner of the International tournament “MOSCOW BALL 2012, “EMPIRE CUP 2012”.

Eleonora is available for private lessons at Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022.


Iakof Shonsky – Argentine Tango Maestro, organizer of Tango Academy in NY. Actor/Choreographer at Tango Choreodrama “When the World is Endless”, creator of Tango Academy and Tango School in Batumi and Owner and Founder at BeSTFest will be available for private classes at Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022.


Patricia Porras Porras from NY will offer private lessons during Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022.


Ruth Hernandez Aravena from NY will offer private lessons during Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022.


Victoria Codru from NY will offer private lessons during Ithaca Tango Marathon 2022.