Carina Moeller

From Classical Training… To a Lasting Affair With Tango…

From Classical Training…

Carina Moeller is an accomplished, classically trained dancer who studied modern dance, ballet, tap, and jazz at the Stage School of Dance and Drama, the G. Baudach Ballet Institute and the Ellys Dance School in Germany. She graduated with honors in modern dance from DANCEWORKS Berlin and earned her theater degree from the Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin. After dancing professionally and performing with modern and theater dance groups all over the world, in 1995 Carina moved to New York City and danced with the Doris Humphrey Repertory Company.

…To a Lasting Affair With Tango…

In love with Argentine tango since her early theater days in Berlin, Carina combined passion and profession and pursued a career in Argentine tango. Her teachers have included Fabian Salas, Pablo Veron, Gustavo Naveira, Danel and Maria Bastone, Julio and Corina Balmaceda, Chicho and Lucia, and Mingo Pugliese.

…With Enough Passion to Share

In 1997, in the heart of Manhattan, Carina realized her dream and opened her own dance studio devoted to Argentine tango: Triangulo. Carina is known for her engaging and precise teaching style, and her tango teaching method has been described as the “Zen of tango.” She creates a completely stress-free atmosphere, particularly appreciated by novice and seasoned dancers alike, and she is a supportive and patient instructor. In addition to her regular and continuous classes at Triangulo, she has taught at the Spanish Institute and the Argentine Consulate in Manhattan, at Yale University, at City College, at Fordham University, at the Trevor Day School, at Bond Street Theater, and more. She has given workshops in Germany at the Theater Monsun in Hamburg, in Karlsruhe. and in Italy.

She has appeared on the Isaak Mizrahi Show, teaching tango to Molly Shannon from Saturday Night Live. And she was a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio, on the Sirius satellite radio network, for an hour-long interview about women entrepreneurs and the creation of their businesses. Carina is a frequent guest teacher at the Stella Adler Theater School, and assisted Steve Cook on several movement projects for the Stella Adler Studio.

Carina’s Triangulo has been featured on NBC, ABC, on NYC TV’s Cool The Code, in the National Herald Tribune, Vogue magazine, The Economist magazine, The Villager newspaper, and numerous New York newspapers, magazines, and guidebooks.

“Carina Moeller creates an intimate and authentic tango experience, both in Triangulo’s classes and milongas. You feel like you’ve been welcomed into Carina’s home; there’s a great vibrancy to Triangulo and its dancers.”

Jay D.

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