Queer Tango Club


November 21, 2015

Our Guest

Walter Perez

Walter Perez

Teacher & DJ

Walter Perez began dancing tango in his hometown of Buenos Aires in 1993. Walter has trained with renowned tango instructors such as Juan Carlos Copes, Graciela Gonzalez, Puppy Castello, Pepito Avellaneda, Efrain Ordonez, Jose Garofalo, Rodolfo Denzel, Osvaldo Zotto, Lorena Ermocida and Claudio Gonzalez. Walter has performed in Argentina both on stage and on television. He has toured Argentina and Uruguay with the show “Tangou” (A. Pachano).

In 2000, Walter moved to New York City, where he was featured in a national commercial for Caldwell Banker. He performed in different shows with several companies including “Let’s Speak Tango”, “All That Tango” & “Tango Flamenco Fusion” (Thalia theater productions), “Tango First Century” & “Spotlight on Tango” (Romartis Productions).

He created in 2010 “manoAmano” a tango company with which he performed at the 20th Annual Gala of “Latin Commission on AIDS” (Cipriano NYC), 6th Anniversary of “Cinemarosa” (Queens Museum) and “Bailando for uno cause” (Teatro del Barrio).
Walter Perez co-founded Malevaje with Leonardo Sardella in 2011. He also performed for the Mariella Franganillo Tango Company, and appeared in ‘Tango Connections’ in 2012 and in ‘Recuerdo Tango’ in 2013 & 2015.

In partnership with IATI (a nonprofit arts organization that promotes Latino heritage), in 2009, Walter successfully introduced free weekly tango lessons at the Central Brooklyn Public Library. In August 2013 Walter Perez became the Executive Director, of a Non for profit Organization, ”Friends of Argentine Tango” bringing tango programs to Schools and Senior Centers.


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