is an elegant and accomplished dancer with refined technique and
distinctive personality. Her ability to imbue the role of the woman
with verve and style has made her one of the most sought after female
partners in Buenos Aires milongas. And, she wows her tango partners
here in the US when she visits.
She is most noted for her foot play and sensual seduction, which
are done with humor and decorum. She exemplifies presence in the
dance, and this is a focus in her teaching for both men and women.
As a teacher, Alicia emphasizes the partners’ connection,
and in particular the woman’s ability to not just follow,
but to be an equal protagonist in the dance. She is a very warm
and caring person who loves to share her knowledge.
Alicia was trained in classical dance from an early age and as a
young woman performed in some of Buenos Aires’ most well known
theaters, the Colon, the Coliseo, and the Alvear. Her introduction
to tango came later, and her first teacher was Graciela Gonzalez,
whose women’s technique has shaped her tango footwork. But
Alicia gravitated toward the milonguero style and her first inspiration
and male teacher in that style was Tete Rusconi, one of the most
renowned milongueros of his generation.
taught a number of years with Cacho Dante, with whom she has performed
at the Teatro San Martin as part of the City of Buenos Aires tango
festival. Alicia has been teaching both private and group classes
on her own for the last few years; she has become a very popular
visiting instructor on the U.S. Argentine tango workshop circuit.
Alicia’s teaching methods are grounded in her academic training.
She holds a degree in Educational Science and Psychology, and she
is currently an instructor for university level education students,
in addition to her teaching, being a mother of two sons, and running
her family real estate business.