MARIA JOSE was born in Mendoza,Argentina.
She started Tango dancing with professional
teachers in Mendoza and then travelled to
Buenos Aires to learn with the best Tango
instructors, including: Ricardo Barrios y
Eugenia Ramirez, Vanina Bilous, Mario Burnissen,
Aurora Lubiz y Jorge Firpo, Milena Plebs,
Pablo Veron, Meina Brufman, Nito and Elva,
Facundo and Kely, to name a few.
She organized milongas and tango workshops
in Mendoza, and in 1998, she co-founded "El
Farolito": Tango Association to promote
and diffuse the Tango.
She performed: at the annual Harvest Festival
Celebration in Mendoza for 3 years, and appeared
in various TV programs. She and her partner
were the lead couple with the orchestra Tango
y Punto. She danced in a theatre piece called
"Balateun tango Matilde". She also
took part in shows and workshops for: the
Department of the Goverment of Mendoza, Las
Sillas Theatre, Aconcagua Hotel, and more.
At the beginning of 2001, she moved to New
York to teach at various dance studios and
milongas. She has performed at La Guardia
Community Collage, at the Public Theatre with
Tav Falco, at the Wing Theatre, some TV programs,
At the present time, she teaches at private
lessons, groups lesson, special workshops
at Stepping Out Studios. Maria Jose also DJ's
the well known milonga at La Nacional.
not miss MARIA JOSE's SUNDAYS Tango Practica
@ Stepping Out 37 W 26 St