Ana Padron and Diego Blanco are one of New York City’s exceptional pairs of Tango teachers and performers.
Ana is Cuban-American. Diego is Colombian-American.
Together Ana y Diego direct the Tango For All Dance Company. It’s recent show Blind was a hit in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Ana y Diego Where Made for Each Other
Originally active as classical and modern dance performers and teachers, Diego Blanco and Ana Padron first met as teenagers in high school at the famous New World School of Arts, a hotbed of new artistic talent.
At an early age, both were already accomplished professional performers. They quickly discovered a shared interest in combining the virtuosic artistry of classical dance with the emotional power of Tango.
Learning and evolving together, Diego and Ana quickly grew into world-class performers, winning many accolades for their Tango presentations, including a 2008 Soka Gakkai Malaysia, a prize awarded by the organization dedicated to championing art that embodies Buddhist principles of humanism and peace. It was presented in recognition of their “dedication to Argentine Tango as a form of expression.”
Ana and Diego have performed in many festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including appearances in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in New York City. They tour and teach at Tango festivals in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. They have performed at Jacob’s Pillow, with the New Generation Dance Company. They also appeared recently with the Broadway Tango Dance Company, at the DUMBO Dance Festival with John Ryan Theater.
For more information, visit tangoforall.org