Launched in 2015, The Cleveland Tango School is a cultural organization dedicated to preserving the beauty, codes, and traditions of Argentine Tango in the Greater Cleveland area. Through group classes, seminars, workshops and performances we work to keep alive an historically significant dance and foster the growth of the dance community here in Cleveland, hopefully to inspire a whole new generation of dancers.
—> CTS Teaching Staff <—
Micaela Colleen Barrett (Mica)
is an artist trained in painting, graphic & theatre design, internal martial arts, and the beautiful practice of tango. As a native of New York City, she has been surrounded her whole life by art and artists and now seeks to create as much of her own art as possible in this world.
Mica helped to found the Cleveland Tango School as a way of exploring and explaining the rich history and technique of tango and how we can find health & wellness through dance.
Alberto Ramos Cordero (Tito)
based himself out of New York and the Caribbean for years before moving to Cleveland, teaching at longstanding schools like the Hunter College Tango Club, New York’s You Should Be Dancing studios, and the Piel Canela Dance Company. In Puerto Rico he taught alongside the teachers and performers ofY Entonces … Tango. He has also volunteered and trained at the Mark Morris Dance Company in Brooklyn.
Alberto helped to found the Cleveland Tango School to express his love and joy every day for the study and teaching of tango
Amalia Van Hall (Ama)
A transplant from Rochester, NY Amalia has been dancing Tango since 2015 through the RIT and University of Rochester tango clubs. In 2017 she started teaching/organizing for Rochester Tango with her previous dance partner, Steven Thull, and has performed and taught throughout Western NY.As of January 2022, Amalia has joined the Cleveland Tango School teaching staff! In her free time, Amalia enjoys video games, anime/manga, travel, and random adventures with friends.
Andrew Minor (Drew)
A true product of Cleveland Tango, Andrew has spent the last few years training and dancing throughout the region with a multitude of teachers and perspectives.Coupling a deep understanding of anatomy/physiology with the musicianship of a an avid guitarist, Andrew draws a rich well of knowledge to his teaching and dance. In addition to dancing tango, he is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. In his free time he can be found gigging and cultivating community support networks in spaces throughout Cleveland, particularly the Collinwood arts district and surrounding areas.
—> Get Involved with the School <—
Join our new monthly subscription program where we’ll be offering a bunch of materials for home practice and some practical swag and mementos from the art of artists we know and love. And on top of that through this we’ll be able to develop relationships with people who we may not be seeing in person any time soon!
Right now the plan is:
–> bonus video content & chat channel at only $5/mo
–> bonus content + yearly swag from the heart for just $15/mo
–> the knowledge that you’re helping keep an art form alive and thriving!
–> some special shoutouts that we’ll do just cause we’re thinking of ya
Join up now to be part of our beta testing or stay tuned to see what else we’re planning to offer in the future:)