ARTEM “TIOMA” MALORATSKY started his studies of tango in Miami, Florida, in 1994, where he later performed in the show “Tango Fever”. In 1996 he moved to New York and began frequent visits to Argentina, studying with such masters as Pupi Castello, Nito and Elba, Raul Bravo, Omar Vega, Guillermina Quiroga , Graciela Gonzales, Jorge Nel, Mariano Frumboli. His dancing is inspired in large part by the classic salon style of the 1940’s, which he has seeks out and studies during his prolonged stays in Buenos Aires.
As a teacher, Tioma is known for making the authentic salon style of tango accessible to his students. He concentrates on musicality, balance, connection between the partners, and improvisational techniques for social dancing. To enhance and refine his dancing, as well as to deepen his approach to teaching, Tioma has studied the Alexander Technique, Tai Chi, Nei Kung, Yoga, and Mindfulness meditation. He has been successfully applying his understanding of body dynamics to helping students improve their general movement coordination while learning how to dance. Tioma has authored the internationally acclaimed website tangoprinciples.org, which is used by tango teachers and enthusiasts around the world.
Tioma currently resides in New York City, teaches and performs at various tango venues, produces and DJs at the weekly tango event Ensueño, and also DJs at milonga La Nacional and various other tango events in New York City. He has taught at The International Ballet Dance Center at Carnegie Hall, Stepping Out Ballroom and Latin Studios, Champions Dance Studio, New York Health and Racquet Club, and at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing. Tioma has given tango workshops in Washington, DC, Cleveland, OH and Boston, MA. He has performed in The Tango Lesson program with the Symphony Orchestra of Eugene, Oregon, starred in “Tango Fusion” Show at the American Theater of Actors, in “Tango Fest” at the New York City Town Hall, club Sunderland in Buenos Aires and in the World Tango Congress in Rosario, Argentina.