Triangulo's Instructors

We are incredibly fortunate to have teaching team that is deeply devoted to Argentine Tango

Carina Moeller


Carina 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. More about Carina Moeller

Laure Lion

Laure Lion is French and grew up in Paris. She was first introduced to tango by her maternal grandmother who danced it in her youth. Laure studied acting in Paris throughout her childhood, and in her early twenties moved to New York to continue her creative journey. She re-discovered tango a few years later and in early 2000, immersed herself extensively, studying with tango masters in Argentina and New York. Her understanding of tango, its technique, and the precision of her teaching makes her a favorite among students at Triangulo. She is featured here with her husband who she met dancing tango.

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Dante Polichetti

Dante Polichetti discovered the Argentine tango in 2002 and instantly fell in love with its beauty, movement and sensibility. After some years of study and student performances, Dante joined the New Generation Dance Co. and appeared alongside such esteemed artists as Carlos Copello, Guillermina Quiroga, Natalia Hills and Gabriel Misse in “El Rey del Tango,” and “Volver al Sur.” Teaching in NYC since 2007, Dante is more than pleased to join Triangulo’s staff and share in the unique and vibrant community that the studio offers.

Visiting Instructors

Ana Padron and Diego Blanco

Award-winning Argentine Tango Dancers Ana Padron and Diego Blanco are one of the top performing couples in the New York Tango scene and in the world today. Their tango style is energetic, rhythmical and innovative. Through their fluid moves they fuse Nuevo Tango with the close embrace look of traditional tango. They have honed their technique and skills since their paths first crossed at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida, culminating in Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Florida, from which they both graduated with honors.

Carolina Jaurena and Andres Bravo

Carolina Jaurena and Andres Bravo are one of the best known Tango performing couples in the New York area. Each began dancing tango in their childhood and then went on to perform on the international stage. The list of their individual work as teachers, choreographers and performers is long and varied and includes work in Latin America, the US, Europe and the Mideast. Two years ago they began working together in shows, festivals and teaching classes. They are renowned for their precision of movement and their professionalism.

Eduardo Goytia is 2007 US National Champion in Tango Salon, a World Championship finalist, a performer appearing on stage, film and television and a teacher with over 20 years’ experience sharing his extensive knowledge of both the Milonguero and Nuevo styles of Tango in NYC and abroad. Eduardo brings a catalogue of concepts, patterns and techniques developed from some of the best and most effective methods passed down from famous Argentine teachers and performers of both the Golden Age and Modern Ages of Tango. His classes focus on musicality, connection and creativity for both lead and follow, helping dancers expand their understanding of the dance and the music, giving them the tools necessary to be successful and enjoyable dancers on any dance floor.

Richard Ariza

Milonga Host

As host of the Saturday Chelsea Market Milonga, Richard began teaching the introductory classes in 2006. From assisting his teacher Carina Moeller, Richard went on to teach introductory and beginner classes at Triangulo. Richard’s milonguero style is the product of the influence of the many teachers with whom he has studied including Carlos Copello, Mario Bournissen, and Willie Feuer. Richard has taught at Milonga Del Encanto as well as University High School in Newark. For the past three years he and his partner Maura Hays have been teaching the Absolute Beginner class that immediately follows The Afternoon Milonga on the last Friday of each month.

E. Maura Hays

Milonga Host

E. Maura Hays’s Argentine Tango journey commenced formally in January 2004 via her studies through Triangulo: The Studio for Argentine Tango with the incomparable Ms. Carina Moeller. Since 2004-2005, Maura Has embraced and studied the milonguero style of the Argentine tango both privately and through group structure with instructors such as Maria Jose Sosa, Ivan and Sara Terrazas’s FeralTango Lab, Mariela Franganillo, and Rebecca Shulman, to name a few. Maura commenced milonga organizing, hosting, and Introductory and Beginner Tango Instruction with Mr. Richard Ariza in 2005 through Triangulo’s Chelsea Market Milonga and its Introductory Workshop. In June 2007, Maura and Richard collaboratively developed and launched Triangulo’s joy-inspiring Friday Afternoon Milonga. In 2008, Maura initiated Triangulo’s Saturday Afternoon Milonga.

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