Burbank, CA 91504-2827
Please join the pre-Milonga Corazón Class with Sebastian Arrua & Yuliana Basmajyan , this class is open for all levels of tango, you don’t need to have a partner, take the advantage of learning from them with a precise method of teaching.
Check their respective background in Tango.
Sebastian Arrua was born in Buenos Aires,Argentina. His journey in dance began early in life, performing with local dance troupes at the age of eight. He reached the finals in several disciplines of Argentine folk dances at the prestigious tournament “Torneos Juveniles Bonaerenses”. In 2003, Sebastian graduated with a national dance teaching qualification, from the Escuela Nacional de Danzas de Buenos Aires (National Dance School of Buenos Aires).
Sebastian has performed in some of the most prestigious theaters of Argentina, including the Teatro Colón. He has spent much of his career touring and teaching abroad, including in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Canada and the United States. He has taught and performed at several International festivals, including: the 4D Tango Festival (Holland, 2015); the New Zealand Tango Festival (2015 and 2017); and Lindy on the Rocks (Hot Night Fusion, United States, 2016).
His personal style of dancing is based on salon technique, but influenced by a rich variety of sources. Sebastian believes the most important aspect of Tango is the dialogue and the deep connection between the couple, expressed with elegance and fluidity. As a teacher, he focuses on the mechanics of movement as a way to facilitate that connection.
For Sebastian, tango is an incredible world that expresses a culture and a way of being, which he strives to share with his students. Enabling them to express themselves in their own dance, deepening their understanding and experience of Tango.
About Yuliana Basmajyan
Born and raised in Armenia, Yuliana Basmajyan immigrated to the US in her early adolescent years. For many years she tested her skills in different dance forms, including modern, jazz, flamenco, and extensive training in Salsa. After several years of Latin dancing she discovered her true calling, a dance that truly inspired and challenged her…Tango. Over the span of several years, Yuliana studied and trained in Argentina under world-class dancers such as Natalia Hills, Romina Levin, Andrea Misse, Corina Herrera, and Geraldine Rojas to name a few.
Yuliana Basmajyan and her former partner Brian Nguyen are the only couple to win two Tango Salon US Championships (2010 & 2011) and to make the finals at the Mundial World Championship in Buenos Aires 4 years in a row! They are also the only US couple to ever place at the Salon World Championship by taking home the bronze medal in 2011. They have taught and performed in several festivals and milongas in the US and around the world, including events such as El Congreso in Toronto, Tijuana Tango Festival, San Diego Tango Festival, Fire & Ice Festival in Ann Arbor, Tucson Tango Festival in Tucson, Valentango in Portland, Tango Mundo Festival in Palm Springs, Mercury Cafe in Denver and La Nacional, Ukraine, and Nocturne Milongas in NYC as well as famous theaters in LA such as Nokia theatre, Wilshire Ebell theatre, Florentine Gardens and many high-end banquet halls in USA, Canada, and Mexico. Including cities such as Sacramento, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Santa Barbara, they have also taught at several schools and tango clubs such as Oxygen Tango School, Tango Room, Caltech Tango Club, Stanford Tango Club, Arizona State University Tango Club, Latin Dance Pro Salsa School to name a few.
Yuli has had the opportunity to perform with famous tango dancers such as world renowned Carlos Copello, world tango salon champion Maximiliano Cristiani, and other well known dancers: Oliver Kolker, Donato Juarez, Octavio Fernandez, Jaimes Friedgen, Mauro Peralta, Danilo Maddalena, Sergio Almiron, Gabriel El Huracan, Ricardo Biggeri, Marcelo El Chino Gutierrez, Varo Boyajyan, Dominic Bridge and Meng Wang. In the Fall of 2018, Yuliana had the honor to perform with Rojer Zalazar in renowned dancer and choreographer Natalia Hills’ company Tangueros del Sur in their show Romper el Piso in the Arlene Schnitzner Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon and The Soraya Performing Arts Center in Northridge, California.