Organizaers

Jorge Nel Giraldo

Jorge Nel Giraldo

Jorge Nel Gitaldo

"Mr Tango", professor of physical education and dance he has been teaching and dancing for over 30 years.
The city of Miami has given him a proclamation naming the 15th of May as the day of Jorge Nel for being the pioneer of tango in Florida.
He has participated in films dancing tango, one of the films is Random Hearts with Harrison Ford, another film with Celia Cruz and Al Pacino. Jorge directed his own dance company, Tango Fever, for over 10 years.

He was the last dancer acting alongside Libertad La Marque, diva of the Hispanic cinema and Jorge was one of the first tango entrepreneurs to start the Tango Festivals in the United States.
At present he is considered one of the best salon tango dancers in his country and is currently well recognized in the United States for his Milonga interpretation

Sandra Milena Buitrago

Milena

Sandra Milena Buitrago,
Since she was three, she showed her interest interest on dancing. She won her first dancing contest at the age of seven, with the popular dance in that time "Lambada" against dancing couples of all ages. From then, she started developing her natural talent as choreographer directing popular dances in that time during all of her school life.
She studied ballet for two years in her childhood and, at the age of fourteen she started being interested in the Colombian folkloric dances.
Folkloric dance instructor for senior age groups, leading her to win the first place on best mass cumbia dancing.
She also took part in several salsa groups and finally got to the Tango dancing.
Sandra Milena Buitrago has been performing since she started dancing in 2002 at the prestigious and well-known tango company Danzarte, where she performed until 2004.
In 2005 she became a partner of Mr. Tango (Jorge Nel Giraldo) embarking herself aboard a prestigious career, traveling and teaching the milonguero style of Colombia, the United States and Canada.
She was a national runner-up three times in the Tango Salon category, on prestigious Colombian tango championships 2008-2009. In Manizales, her home-town, she was a national champion in the Tango Salon Category in 2010, and national runner-up in the Stage Tango category in the same event.
She represented Colombia in the Buenos Aires World Tango Championship in 2010.
Participating in tango festivals all over the United States, she is currently working alongside her husband Jorge Nel Giraldo and his Stage tango partner Andrés Bravo on their newest project "Three to Tango" highlighting three different dance styles.
She is currently spending most of her time to organizing the International Colombia Tango Festival. The aim of this project is to support the Colombian tango talent; likewise she is the designer of the tango shoes of her own company Mr. Tango Shoes and of course she is continuing dancing and performing in USA, COLOMBIA, EUROPE, ETC.