Leonardo & Cristina Elias
Tango teachers and dancers with their own school in Rome, Italy.
Leonardo & Cristina "CulturTango"
Leonardo Felix Elias, born in the same city of Piazzolla, Mar del Plata, began his Tango studies at the age of 17. He is an international Argentine tango teacher, dancer and choreographer.
Protagonist of different theatrical representations, among them; with the production of K-Events “100 years of tango”; Armenonville at the Empire State Building - New York City; Homage to Piazzolla with Cuartetango - Parco della Música in Rome; presentation of the first Amores Tango CD - Teatro Colón in Mar del Plata; "Una Donna... il Tango" by Andrea Sardi, "Homage to Astor" Online, "Io Tango" by Salvatore Miraglia; "I Volti di Carmen" by Cristina Elias; "Homage to Piazzolla" with Cuartetango - Gardens of the Roman Philharmonic.
He participates in important festivals, among them the “Festival of the two cities of Rome and Treviso” with the bandoneonist Daniel Binelli; Argentine Festival - Stavanger; Tango Meeting - Bergen; Mini Festival - Oslo; Mar del Plata Tango Meeting - Argentina.
In the cinema, he starred in the short film Milonga by Marco Calvise, winner of the 2011 Capalbio Cinema International Award for Best Director; Best Short Film at the L'Aquila International Film Festival; 2nd place for best short film 6th Cinema & Ciociaria Film Festival, Nino Manfredi award.
To the artistic activity he combines an intense didactic activity, which sees him engaged, in addition to regular courses, in workshops and choreographic laboratories throughout Europe, for example in Prague, Norway, Germany, etc.
As a promoter and organizer of tango since 2003, it is sponsored by the Argentine Embassy and IMPROTUR, the National Institute for Tourism Promotion.
Since 2018 he is Artistic Director of CulturTango, Argentine Cultural Center in Rome.
Cristina Elias, born in Rome, after studying contemporary dance (Graham and Limón technique) dedicates herself to flamenco dance and arrives at tango at the hands of Leonardo Felix Elias with whom she trains and forms her dance partner.
She participates in various theatrical productions, including "Una Donna... il Tango" by Andrea Sardi, "Homenaje a Astor" Online, "Io Tango" by Salvatore Miraglia, "I volti di Carmen", of which she is the author; "Homage to Piazzolla" with Cuartetango - Gardens of the Roman Philharmonic.
She is a founding member of CulturTango, the Argentine Cultural Center in Rome and a university professor of Spanish literature.