ROXANA & FABIAN BELMONTE
Tango Dancers from Argentina
Natives from Buenos Aires, Roxana & Fabian Belmonte have performed and taught internationally over the past 25 years throughout the United States, Canada, Uruguay, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Japan, China, Europe and Argentina where they have appeared in many of the fabled dance halls of their native Buenos Aires, as Palais de Glace, Astral Theatre, La Confiteria del Molino, Esquina Osvaldo Pugliese, Esquina Homero Manzi, Eva Peron Amphitheatre and Buenos Aires’s most legendariest stadium” Luna Park”.
Dancing tango has always been a treasured legacy in their families, they were often surrounded by legendary celebrities of the Tango world, and in that spirit they were brought up to live, breathe and love tenderly the whole Tango culture.
Besides being a Tango dancer, Fabian distinguished himself as a multi-faceted artist / performer who has appeared on scene not only as a dancer, but also as vocal singer and bandoneon player, in line with his lifetime passions that cover dance, music and history.
They belong to a pioneer family who created the First Argentine Tango School in Toronto called Group of Tango Buenos Aires and promoted tango in Canada since early 80’s. The Argentine couple, Roxana & Fabian, is considered one of North America’s most influential tango icons and is credited with having taught many of Canada & USA Tango performers and instructors since the early days of Tango revival.
They've performed as a soloist couple with many major American Symphony Orchestras as the Kalamazoo, Washington DC, Laval, Sudbury, Buffalo, Windsor, Billings & San Francisco.
Artistic Directors, founders and hosts for Toronto Tango Summit and Tango de Oro Argentine Tango Academy in Toronto .
The couple was chosen as one of Argentina’s tango ambassadors to the world and invited to judge the First (’05), Second (06 )and Fourth (08) World Tango Competitions in Tokyo, Japan where they also performed in the show Tango Libertad among other selected tango dancers as Miguel Angel Zotto.
Roxana & Fabian have been engaged as choreographers and dancers for the production of two musical videos with Canadian singers Amy Sky & Jazmine Baird, also they have danced for the film “The Tuxedo”, a Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks production starring Jackie Chan and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
They joined the shows “El Arte del Tango” & “Tango Tango” as featured couple, touring Netherlands, Germany & Belgium accompained by Orchestra Sexteto Canyengue directed by Carel Kraayenhof .
Roxana & Fabian have shared the stage with international and national scene's celebrities & distinctive tango personalities and orchestras as Color Tango-Roberto Alvarez, Leopoldo Federico, Orquesta del tango de Buenos Aires-Raul Garello & Carlos Garcia, Quartango.
In 2005 the couple was engaged as choreographers and dancers in "The Emotional Brain-Love", a TV documentary hosted by David Suzuki and co-produced by CBC-TV of Canada and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Roxana & Fabian received the "’03 Latin American Achievement Award" for "Best Latin Folklore Presence in Canada" awarded at the Roy Thompson Hall Theatre.
They are past winners of an international dance contest produced by the biggest USA’s spanish Miami-based TV show "Sabado Gigante": ”Stars of the future 1998".
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