ABOUT US

IVE SIMARD

MAESTRO / IMPRESARIO
  • 70  Years of Experience  -  Since 1950

  • Professional Tango Master, Dancer, Choreographer, Performer

  • Teacher of Teachers, Competition’s Trainer, who has toured the world eight times

  • President Founder of El Mundo Del Tango

  • Founder of El Mundo Del Tango Academy

  • President Founder of ATMA (Argentine Tango Masters Association,1980)    

  • President / CEO of  Tango Del Rey Foundation

  • President / CEO of Cabaret Preservation Society (501 C3)

  • President Founder of ISCE (Institute of Social & Cultural Education)

  • Author of “El Tango Argentino” Syllabi - 12 volumes

  • Examiner of ATMA and CDTA

  • Responsible for the development of Tango Dance in Southern California since 1993  

  • International Professional Champion in 10 dances (1977) - Standard & Latin

  • Fellow BA / LA, ISTD, London - Dual Member IDTA, England

  • Fellow BA / LA, CDTA, Canada - Member of ICBD

  • World Class Judge / Scrutineer of OBBD ( British Dance Council , UK) 

  • Life Member of ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, England)

  • Life Member of NDCA (National Dance Council of America)

  • Life Member of ATMA  Argentine Tango Masters Association)

  • Honored by a resolution passed in the California Legislative Assemble recognizing his service to the people of the state of California.

                        

" Not just a Tango Dancer "

TRANG KHUC

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
  • ATMA Appointed Examiner 2019

  • ATMA Master Degree 2016

  • Initiated Tango Dance Study 2002

  • Responsible for the Development of Tango Dance in Vietnam 2007

  • Elementary School Teacher in Vietnam 1987

  • Immigrated to USA 1993

  • Director of El Mundo Del Tango Academy

  • Director of Tango Program for Tango Del Rey Foundation

  • CEO/CFO of Tango Del Rey Landmark in San Diego, California

MICHAEL AUGUST

WEB DEVELOPER
  • Michael has been studying Argentine Tango for the past six years and is a member of the Argentine Tango Masters Association at the Associate Level.

  • He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from San Diego State University.  

  • He has worked as a software developer at Amazon Web Services, and has been a Computer Scientist for the US Navy for over nine years.

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MICHAEL MARKOW

CONTENT EDITOR
  • Michael has been studying and dancing Argentine Tango for the past seven years.

  • His passion is musicality - improvisational dancing to a variety of music in over 30 dances.

  • Michael graduated from the US Air Force Academy and has a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He is a retired Lt Col from the Air Force and worked in aerospace and satellites for over 40 years. He was an Associate Professor at the USAFA in Electrical Engineering.

RICHARD YOUNG

VIDEOGRAPHER
  • 1985 Graduated Naval Nuclear Power School

  • 1985-1990 Served on a US Navy Nuclear Submarine

  • 1996 Associate Degree from Sacramento City College in Social Science

  • 1998 Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Sacramento in Business Management

  • 2010 ATMA Associate / Bronze Level

  • 2012 ATMA Licentiate / Silver  Level

  • 2020  ATMA Fellow / Gold Level