Compadrito Tango was established in Ireland in 2004 by teachers/dancers Simona Zaino and Hernan Catvin.
Compadrito is now the leading Tango school and community in Ireland, running regular classes and special events in Ireland and abroad all year round.
ABOUT SIMONA & HERNAN
Simona & Hernan are highly qualified and experienced Tango instructors and enjoy sharing their passion for Tango dance. They regularly teach classes for social dancers (all levels) and have also trained professional dancers and even some Irish celebrities! Simona and Hernan have been teaching in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand and the U.S.A. Their teaching style is highly appreciated for the clarity and precision as well as the individual attention they pay to their students.
Simona and Hernan’s have mesmerized audiences around Ireland with their fluid and elegant dance style, which focuses on the connection and music. They combine old and new elements into a seamless flow.
Since they started Compadrito Tango in 2004, Simona and Hernan have performed regularly at numerous dance and music events around Ireland such as the Dublin Fringe Festival, the Oxegen International Music Festival, the Olympia Theatre with Camille O’Sullivan, the National Concert Hall with Fionnula Hunt, the Solstice Arts Centre, the Ballina Arts Festival and the Rathmines and Ranelagh Arts Festivals. They have collaborated as dancers, Tango choreographers and actors in the opera ‘Maria De Buenos Aires‘ by Astor Piazzolla staged at the Cork Opera House (artistic director: Conor Hanratty, music director: John O’Brien, contemporary choreographer: John Heginbotham, starring: Olwen Fouéré) Simona and Hernan have also choreographed and acted as main dancers in the short film “Tango in D minor” by Maurizio Usai. They have appeared on several TV shows and radio programmes and also featured in numerous local and international newspapers and magazines (including The Irish Times, The Independent, Cara Magazine and others). Simona & Hernan have also founded the International Tango Festival in Ireland, a non-profit event which every year showcases the most outstanding Tango dance and music performed by world class artists.
More about Simona & Hernan
Watch Simona and Hernan dance in the videos below