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  • 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 "



  • 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