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Angela Avila & Roy Montejano

Argentine Tango is the dance of passion, intensity and elegant connection. Angela Avila and Roy Montejano – partners in life and on the dance floor – bring this extraordinary art form to life for their students at Tango in San Antonio.  

Born in Puerto Rico, Angela came to San Antonio in 1979 to establish a career in the arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Our Lady of the Lake University and worked as a commercial graphic design artist for several San Antonio companies.  

But her growing passion for Argentine Tango led her in 1999 to co-found the SA Tanguero Group and switch professional gears by opening her own dance school, Tango in San Antonio.  Roy, a local San Antonio first responder by day, has partnered with Angela since 2007 to teach weekly group classes, individual lessons and multi-day workshops that draw student dancers from San Antonio and throughout South and Central Texas. Take one look at Angela and Roy on the dance floor and you’ll understand why the Tango holds such allure.

As teachers, they emphasize fundamentals and form as they help students master the complex and beautiful step sequences.  “Work on the foundation, make it strong, and everything else will fall into place” is their philosophy.

Tango in San Antonio welcomes dance leaders and followers of all ages, performance levels and cultural backgrounds.  This elegant and sensual art form is great for developing greater strength, balance, overall fitness and confidence. 

Angela and Roy are Certified Argentine Tango Instructors through the Artango School of Boston and have continued to develop their own dance through periodic sabbaticals with Artango founder Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, a Tony-winning choreographer and internationally renowned performer. Their studies have also taken them to Argentina, the Dominican Republic, and Canada to work with Tango luminaries George and Jairelblhi Furlong, Fernada Ghi, Nito and Elba Garcia, Marcus Questas, Daniel Trenner, Brooke Burdett and Florencia Tacetti.

PROFILE

Professional tango dancer committed to dancing and teaching consistently to participate in the highest level of the art form. Highly dependable and responsible for the continuing education of those with the love and desire to tango.

  • Certified Argentine Tango Instructor by Artango School.

  • Frist SAN ANTONIO TANGO FESTIVAL, 2020

  • The top 17 experts out of hundreds of dance teachers in 2016 & 2018.

  • Honorary Argentine Tango Instructor by Casa Argentina of San Antonio, Texas, 2019.

  • Tango In San Antonio Student Exhibition, 2018

  • Argentine Tango Instructor at Guadalupe Arts Theater, 2018

  • Performed at the Majestic Theater, San Antonio, Texas, 2017

  • Commercial for Cultura Colectiva, Argentina, 2017

  • Founder of the SATanguero group in 1999.

  • Filmed commercial for Texas Spine Care Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2016

  • Coordinate workshops in San Antonio, Texas.

  • TangoTV, 2013

  • Angela Avila and Roy Montejano guest speaker at the Rotary Club, San Antonio, Texas

  • Angela Avila has a degree in Advertising Art.

 

ARGENTINE TANGO INSTRUCTOR                

  • Certified Argentine Tango Instructor by Artango School.

  • 1999-Present

  • Argentine Tango Instructor at Tango In San Antonio.1999-Present

  • Tango In San Antonio Student Exhibition. 2018-Present

  • Honorary Argentine Tango Instructor by Casa Argentina of San Antonio, Texas, 2019.

  • Argentine Tango Instructor at Guadalupe Arts Theater. 2018-2019

FUNDRAISING/CHARITY/EVENTS

2018 - Dance for the cure: Fundraising Milonga for Autism.

2018 - Hurricane Relief Milonga for Puerto Rico.

2018 - FoodBank Milonga for Houston.

2017 - Performed at the 2017 Fiesta Royal Coronation at the Majestic Theater, San Antonio, Texas.

2016 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Filmed commercial for Texas Spine

Care Center, San Antonio, Texas

2015-2016 - Double T Tango Concert, San Antonio, Texas

2015 - Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, San Antonio, Texas

2015 - San Antonio Heart Association- Heart Gold Gala, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Toys for Tots, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Locks of love, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Locks of love, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Austin Spring Festival, Austin, Texas

2012 - Austin Spring Festival, Austin, Texas

2012 - TEAMability, San Antonio, Texas

2011 - Austin Spring Festival, Austin, Texas

2011 - Anarte gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2010 - Locks of love, San Antonio, Texas

2007 - Casa Marianella in Austin, Texas.

2007 - Austin smiles, Austin, Texas

 

PRINCIPAL DANCE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2017 - Commercial for Cultura Colectiva, Argentina

2017 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Performed at the Fiesta Week 2017 Royal Coronation, San Antonio, Texas

2017 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Tango Demonstration at HEB Central Market, San Antonio, Texas

2016 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Filmed commercial for Texas Spine Care Center, San Antonio, Texas

2015 - Angela Avila and Stephen Shortnacy, Dance International Ballroom Festival, Austin, Texas

2015 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano,Alamo West Coast Swing Club, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Hispanic Heritage Society, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, 43th Texas Folklife Festival, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Angela Avila and Stephen Shortnacy, Dance International Ballroom Festival, Austin, Texas

2014 - Tomas Howlin and Angela Avila, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Wine and Food Summit, Abilene, Texas

2014 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila and Grisha Nisnevich, La Posada, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Guest speaker at the Rotary Club, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila started TANGOTV, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, At Pearl Wine, Food and Tango, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, The Guardsman, St. Louise, Missouri

2013 - Tomas Howlin and Angela Avila, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Angela Avila and Gian Carlo Bonfiglioli, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Angela Avila and Marlon Ruckle, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Grishia Nisnevich and Angela Avila, Punta Cana Tango Festival, Dominican Republic

2011 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, North Central Texas Community, Dallas, Texas

2011 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, AnArte Gallery for the Arts SA Fundraiser, San Antonio, Texas

2011 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Pearl Brewery, San Antonio, Texas

2011 - Angela Avila and Roy Montejano, Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2011 - Grishia Nisnevich and Angela Avila, Punta Cana Tango Festival, Dominican Republic

2010 – Frank Huddleston and Angela Avila, Luminaria under Janis de Lara direction, San Antonio, Texas

2007 – Frank Huddleston and Angela Avila, Hispanic Heritage, USAA, San Antonio, Texas

2007 – Frank Huddleston and Angela Avila, La Posada Christmas Event, San Antonio, Texas

2006 – Frank Huddleston and Angela Avila, “Asi se baila el Tango” St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

2006 – Frank Huddleston and Angela Avila, Plaza Club, San Antonio, Texas

2005 – Carolos Canedo and Angela Avila, WIP Jump Start Theater, San Antonio, Texas

2004 – Eric Lanoix and Angela Avila, “Three Tenor Tango Show” under Mark Richter’s direction, San Antonio, Texas

2004 – Eric Lanoix and Angela Avila, King Williams Fair and OLLU under Janis de Lara direction, San Antonio, Texas

2004 – Eric Lanoix and Angela Avila, HEB, San Antonio, Texas

2002 – Frank Huddleston and Angela Avila, St. Mary’s University “Las Americas Letters”, San Antonio, Texas

2001 – Terry Bauch and Angela Avila, Fiesta and King Williams Fair, San Antonio, Texas

2000 – Michael Gregory and Angela Avila, Our Lady of the Lake under Janis de Lara direction, San Antonio, Texas

ORGANIZER/WORKSHOPS

2020 - First San Antonio Tango Festival, San Antonio, Texas

2018, 2019 - Guillermo Merlo workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2018, 2019 - Tango In San Antonio Student Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas

2018, 2019 - George and Jairelbhi Furlong workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2017 - Vania Rey tango privates, San Antonio, Texas

2016 - Guillermo Merlo workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2016 - George and Jairelbhi Furlong workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2015 - Mia Daiglish and Marlon Ruckle workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2014 - Tomas Howlin workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Jorge Nel and Milena Buitrago workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Tomas Howlin workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2013 - Angela Avila workshop Punta Cana Tango Festival, Dominican Republic

2012 - Angela Avila and Gian Carlo Bonfiglioli workshop (Itlaly), San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Angela Avila and Daniel workshop, Tango&Blues, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Monica and Gustavo workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Flornecia Taccetti workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2012 – Angela Avila and Marlon Ruckle workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2012 - Angela Avila and Grishia Neisnevich workshop Punta Cana Tango Festival, Dominican Republic

2012 – Angela Avila and Roy Montejano Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2011 - Angela Avila and Walter Zylinski workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2011 - Angela Avila and Grishia Neisnevich workPunta Cana Tango Festival, Dominican Republic

2011 – Angela Avila and Roy Montejano Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2010-  Daniela Arcuri and Grisha Nisnevich workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2010 – Daniela Arcuri and Pampas Cortes workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2010 – Angela Avila and Stephen Shortnacy, South Padre Island workshop, Texas

2010 – Angela Avila and Roy Montejano Providence High School, San Antonio, Texas

2007 – Oscar Cabellero and Roxana Garber workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2005-2006 – Carlos Canedo Workshops, Austin and San Antonio, Texas

2004 – Mylene Pelletier and Julio workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2004 – Cindy Faltori and Mauro Peralta workshops, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio

2003 – First workshop personally coordinated with SATanguero’s group, Marcus Questas

 

EVENT COORDINATION

2020 - First San Antonio Tango Festival, San Antonio, Texas

2018, 2019 - George and Jairelbhi Furlong, San Antonio, Texas

2018, 2019 - Guillermo Merlo workshop, San Antonio, Texas

2018, 2019 - Tango In San Antonio Student Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas

2017 - Vania Rey, Tango, San Antonio, Texas

2016 - Guillermo Merlo, Tango, San Antonio, Texas

2016 - George and Jairelbhi Furlong, San Antonio, Texas

2015-2016 - Double T Tango Concert, San Antonio, Texas

2015 - Mia Daiglish and Marlon Ruckle, Tango

2014 - Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda, Tango

2014 - Tomas Howlin, Tango

2013 - Jorge Nel and Milena Buitrago, Tango

2013 - Tomas Howlin, Tango

2012 - Gian Carlo Bonfiglioli, Italian Tango

2012 - Daniel and Angela, Tango&Blues

2012 - Monica and Gustavo, Tango

2012 - Florencia Taccetti, Tango

2012 – Marlon Ruckle, Tango

2011 - Walter Zylinski, Tango 

2009 – La Posada, Christmas Event

2007 – “Asi se baila el Tango”

2006 – Plaza Club and St Mary’s University

2006 – Pryor Ranch Milonga between San Antonio and Austin, Texas

2003 – San Antonio Opera Lyrics, assisted Mark Richter

2000, 2003 – Our Lady of the Lake with Janis de Lara

 

HOSTED

Guillermo Merlo, 2016, 2018, 2019

Vania Rey, 2017

George and Jairelbhi Furlong, 2016, 2018, 2019

Mia Dalgish and Marlon Ruckle, 2015

Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda, 2014

Jorge Nel and Milena Buitrago, 2013

Tomas Howlin, 2013-2014

Gian Carlo Bonfiglioli, Italy, 2012

Florencia Taccetti, 2012

Marlon Ruckle, 2012

George and Jairelbhi Furlong, 2011

Daniela Arcuri, 2009-2011

Grisha Nisnevich, 2010, 2013 

Pampas Cortes, 2010

Guillermo Melo and Fernanda Ghi, 2009 & 2010

Oscar Mandargaran and Georgina Vargas, 2008

Michelle Erbemsel (Lamb), 2006

Carlos Carnedo, 2005

Mylene Pelletier, 2004

Marika Landry, 2004

Mauro Peralta and Cindy Faltori, 2004

Brooke Burdett, 2000

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Angela and Roy

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