Cristina & Diego
María Cristina Dos Santos & Diego Bado
María Cristina Dos Santos began studying traditional Rioplatense dances at the age of 13. She developed as a professional dancer and teacher of Tango and obtained her degree from the Folkloric Dance Career of the Escuela Nacional de Danza de Uruguay (Sodre) in 2014. She is complementing her studies in Contemporary Dance in the same institution until today.
She received the first prize in the tango championship: “Reyes de la milonga” of the institution Joventango in 2011. She was also Vice Champion of the national championship of Uruguay, and qualified to the World Tango Championship of Buenos Aires representing her country in 2011. She has a long career as a performer and teacher of Tango, Folklore and body expression in the most important institutions of Montevideo and also in different regions of Latin America and Europe. Recently, she participated as main dancer in the main Stage of the Montevideo Tango Festival in its first edition, in October 2018.
Diego Bado is an integral artist within the discipline of tango. He is a dancer, teacher, producer, writer and cultural manager specialized in tango dance, with more than 12 years of experience in the main capitals of tango of the world. Since he was very young he trained in the best tango schools of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and has deepened his studies continuously for more than 12 years. As a professional dancer he obtained twice the second price in the Championship of tango of Uruguay, and has traveled around the world representing his country for the last 7 years.
He specialized as a tango teacher, and traveled throughout Europe and South America since 2012, developing his own methodology, with solid theoretical foundations. As a producer and cultural manager, he has worked in the production of important tango companies (DNI Tango of Buenos Aires, Compañía Tierra Adentro of Montevideo), major festivals (Festival Tango Salón Extremo in Buenos Aires, Día Nacional del Abrazo in Bogotá), and has organized around one hundred milongas for almost a decade, in Montevideo and Buenos Aires (Milonga del Chau Che Clu, Milonga La Bicicleta, Milongas al Mediodía del Teatro Solis, among many others)