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Michael and Eleonora Teach and Perform at iTango

November 28 @ 10:43 am UTC-4

Michael Nadtochi has been a professional dancer for more than two decades. His vast dance experience consists of performing, competing, choreographing and educating dancers and professionals all over the world.
With extensive travels all over Europe (France, Germany, England, Denmark, Norway, Czeck Republic), Michael earned international recognition as a Ballroom Latin Dance competitor. In 1998, he moved to the United States and achieved even greater success and in two short years was awarded the title of “Top U.S. Professional National Dance Couple of the Year”. As a worldwide recognized dancer, he regularly takes part in dance festivals, major concert halls and theaters all over the globe, as well as making numerous TV commercial and film appearances as a principal dancer.
For the past 12 years Michael focused entirely on performing and teaching the art of Argentine Tango and in 2013 he has been one of the dancers at Malbec & Tango House NYC – the first authentic nightly Argentine Tango show produced in USA.
Michael Nadtochi is the founder and director of Argentine Tango Academy of New York and Zum Dance Entertainment. Being an artist he believes that the most important aspect of becoming a great dancer is the process of self-discovery. Classes and workshops are only tools to help one to find out who they really are and give the necessary technique to be able to express that through dance.

Main Dance Disciplines:
Tango Argentine

Stage/Performances/Choreography:

“Private Lives” (Two River Theatre) – Choreographer
“Dancing With CeraVe” launch event, The Lane Communications Group – Principal Tango, Milonga dancer
“Latin Passion” (Ocean City Music Pier) – Choreographer, Principal dancer
“Dancing With The Champions” productions US tour – Argentine Tango, Mambo, Ballroom dancer
“Tango Interlude” by Tango Y Mas company (Wings Theatre) – Actor, Principal Tango dancer
“Departures” magazine celebration of latin issue at “Guastavino” (New York) – Principal Tango dancer
ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” live promotion at Times Square – Principal dancer
“Music Of The Americas” concert at Sharp Theatre, NJ – Principal Tango dancer
National Dance Week Celebration at Sony Atrium (NYC) – Principal Tango dancer
“An Evening of Latin & Ballroom Dance” (The Jeanne Rimsky Theatre) – Principal Tango & Old School Mambo dancer
16th Raritan River Music Festival with “Zvi Migdal” – Principal Tango dancer
5th NYC Summer Tango Festival – “Malena” – Principal Tango Dancer
“The Last Mambo” show by DTS (Rich Forum Theater) – Actor, Principal Mambo dancer
“Fania All Stars” 40th Anniversary concert (NJPAC) – Salsa dancer
Gracie Allen Awards 2003 – Salsa dancer
“Latin Fusion” by Van Dance Company (City Center) -Mambo, Latin Jazz dancer
“Philadelphia Tango Festival” – Principal dancer
“Vuelvo al Sur” choreographed by Carlos Gavito – Principal Tango dancer
Film and TV (commercials)
Absorbine Jr. commercial, Lunchbox Communications – Principal Actor, Tango dancer
The Tony Danza TV show – Latin dancer
American Express industrial film, PrimeLight Productions (NY) – Principal dancer
“The Guiding Light” TV-Series – Tango dancer
Verizon TV commercial, Draftworldwide – Principal Tango dancer

Eleonora Kalganova was born and grew up in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Her dance career started at 6 years old with ballroom dancing and for 10 years straight she was either a finalist or a winner of all the local competitions. In 2003 she entered ballet department of the national choreographic school, while simultaneously studying folk dances of Uzbekistan. Later she became one of the principal dancers in the prestigious Bolshoi Theater of Opera and ballet named after Alisher Navoi. In 2009 parallel to her ballet studies Eleonora started learning Argentine tango. By now Eleonora Kalganova has won the following titles in Argentine Tango competitions:

– The winner of the International tournament “Spartak Cup 2010” in the category “Show”
– Vice-champion of 3rd Russian Open tournament of Argentine tango “TANGO CUP 2011”
– The winner of the International tournament “MOSCOW BALL 2012?, “EMPIRE CUP 2012? in the category “Show

Eleonora’s philosophy revolves around the idea of being authentic and original rather than being a copy of another person…in dance and in life!

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