I began teaching Tango when I was 18 years old. Through the instruction of Tango and Latin rhythms I was able to single handedly rescue youth who would have otherwise had a dark future. The extreme violence of Medellin in the 80’s pushed me to use dance as a tool for social change. I it took upon myself to mentor and guide children and teens into artistic careers away from conflict and gang violence. I worked with children ages 6-18 within the various dance studios I have owned. I also have experience working with senior citizens and children with special needs. After 12 years of instruction and training professionally I competed in the National Tango Championship in Medellin Colombia and won first place in 1997 while pregnant with my first child. I continued teaching and training when I immigrated to the United Stated and I continue to bring my passion for Tango everywhere I go! Many of my dance students went on to become professionals who are currently excelling in their craft internationally. I hope to bring my personal experience as well as my knowledge of Dance to the community at RIOULT.