Miguel Coppini commenced his tango training with Gustavo Naveira and Olga Besio. He later took courses with renowned dancers such as Gabriel Angío, Eduardo Capussi, Omar Vega, Norberto “El Pulpo” Esbrés, Norberto Alonso, Graciela Gonzalez and others. However, Miguel has been most influenced by the maestro, Gustavo Naveira, which is reflected in his teaching.
Miguel has been teaching tango since 1993, both in the private sector (Bridge to the Tango, Hotel Sans Souci, etc.) and the public sector (Centro Cultural “Caras y Caretas”, City of Buenos Aires’ Cultural Programs and Municipal Schools). He has worked with renowned teachers and dancers Erica López, Mariana Dragone and Amira Cámpora. With Amira Cámpora, he toured Germany with classes and exhibitions in 2002, 2003 and 2006. In 2007, Miguel toured Germany and Italy with Michelle Coppini. In addition, he has taught in Uruguay, France and Canada.
Miguel Coppini organizes classes and practicas in La Glorieta de Barrancas de Belgrano. He was a well-known DJ at many milongas including Parakultural, Porteño y Bailarín, Plaza Dorrego, and Niño Bien.
He participated in films such as “Gracias, Maestro”, a tribute to Osvaldo Pugliese, “Canción Desesperada” with Maximiliano Guerra, as well as in a documentary for British television.
Michelle Coppini started dancing tango in 1998 and in 2002, began studying methodically with Lydia and Barry Byrne, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Miguel Coppini, Amira Campora and Mariana Dragone, among others.
She has been teaching tango since 2005, working in Buenos Aires, Europe and Canada. With Miguel Coppini, she has taught and performed in Germany, Italy, Canada and Argentina.
In Buenos Aires, she gave regular group classes at La Glorieta de Barrancas de Belgrano, the Asociación Civil “Participar” and el Centro Cultural “Caras y Caretas”. Michelle has also been a patient and inspiring teacher to many private students from all over the world.
Miguel and Michelle put the student front and centre with teaching techniques that help dancers at all levels learn more effectively and dance with more confidence and grace. They bring their 20+ years of teaching experience in Buenos Aires, Europe and Canada with the goal of nurturing the boundless curiosity, energy and passion of local tango dancers. They teach throughout southern Ontario and have held classes in Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto and London and hope to bring their enthusiasm and knowledge to other communities (Guelph, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls).
Please contact us if you would like authentic Argentine tango instruction in your city or town via email: miguelymichelletango(at) gmail(dot)com.
This page was updated on August 15, 2015.