Valeria

The tango performances and choreographies of Argentine native Valeria Solomonoff have been extensively praised by publications as diverse as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Die Tageszeitung.

Based in New York,  Ms. Solomonoff was the creator and director of “Tango Intimo”, a dance-theater show that ran at Repertorio Espanol in 2007-2008 and was a nominated for two ACE awards for best direction and best production. She was the choreographer and a dancer in the film “The Caller”, which won a Tribeca Film Festival award in 2008, and the choreographer of the plays “Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos”, “Locos de Contento” and “Let’s Speak Tango”. This year Valeria got an ACE award for Best Choreography for her new tango show “Tango X Ellos”, a tango musical she directed, created and produced.

As a dancer Valeria has partnered stars of "Tango Argentino", "Tango Pasion" and "Forever Tango". In May 2009, she shared the stage with Placido Domingo while dancing tango as part of his "From My Latin Soul” show.

She has performed Tango at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in Lee, Mass., the Herbst Theater of San Francisco, the Tanzhaus in Dusseldorf and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. She also performed for the President of Argentina and was part of the promotion of Julio Iglesias and YoYoMa’s tango CDs.

Upon moving to the United States in 1995, she co-founded "Tango Mujer", the first all-female tango company with whom she toured extensively (1996-2006).

Ms. Solomonoff grew up in Argentina where she studied tango, modern dance, ballet and choreography. She twice received first prizes for her solos at Argentine dance festivals before moving to New York City.

In addition to extensive Tango studies, Ms. Solomonoff has studied at the Nickolais and Louis (choreography) and at Alvin Ailey dance academies. Besides teaching at Tango Festivals, Valeria has taught at New York University, Hunter College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and at Mark Morris Dance Center. Ms. Solomonoff currently teaches at Dance Manhattan. She has been described as one of New York's top Tango teachers by the New York Post.