As an artist, musician, and Latin dance instructor of many years, Jenny found her true calling in dancing sharing her understanding of tango. With athleticism and grace, she flows effortlessly through complex movements, always finding a strong connection to the music and her partner. Her athletic background and focus on tango’s core movements combine to create a visually poetic expression of the music and her partner’s lead. Her years as a salsa dancer also contribute a distinctive flavor that is both engaging and entertaining.
Jenny has studied with many of the traditional masters of tango in an effort to refine and develop her technique and style. In turn, she works with numerous students, helping them establish a personal style to become strong tango followers in their own right. Her quiet encouragement and easy instruction have helped to advance a new generation of talented tangueras in the Chicago area.
Rod has been dancing all his life, and has performed in various venues around the States. Although his background has been mostly in hip hop and street dancing, he has fully committed himself to Argentine Tango. One can still see the lasting influence of street dancing in his innovative and original tango style. It is also easy to see the coexistence of traditional tango movements and philosophy working in symmetry with a newer nontraditional influence; the end result is an eye-catching and entertaining performance.
Rod has studied extensively with the masters in Buenos Aires and currently spends much of his time teaching in his native Chicago. His popular group classes are taught with humor and with an eye on encouraging and nurturing individual artistic styles; while at the same time stressing the core movements and strong values of traditional tango. His infectious energy and love of the dance have created a large following of students in Chicago and the surrounding area.
Jenny and Rod started dancing together in 2009; they annually go to Buenos Aires to train with world-renowned teachers and dancers. By fusing their other background styles in dance, their partnership generates a unique tango. Their group and private classes have become very popular in Chicago.