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Radi is a passionate dancer and teacher. He started dancing as a teenager, with break dance. In 1999, wanting to study dance more seriously, he started to learn Flamenco, which he continued for a number of years. He then went on to experience some of the Latin dances. But when he discovered Tango in early 2009, he immediately knew “This is it.” His pursuit of Tango has taken him to many corners of the world. Amongst them are three trips to Buenos Aires, a week-long teacher training in Hawaii with Brigitta Winkler and Tomas Howlin, and the prestigious Tango Teacher Week at the legendary Tango school El Corte located in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He has also been to numerous festivals in the US. On this path, he has been influenced by and studied with many renowned teachers, including Liz Haight, Alex Krebs, Jaimes Friedgen, Eric Jorissen, and Cecilia Garcia and Serkan Gokcesu. Radi is a medical doctor, and has extensive experience teaching self-development courses. What made him quit everything else, and start Tango as a career was “The element of human connection, on simultaneous physical, emotional, and spiritual levels”. He is currently a full-time graduate student at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, studying Dance History & Criticism.


Radi is also a Tango DJ. He plays music for the Albuquerque and Santa Fe communities, and has been a DJ for the Albuquerque Tango Festival.


Radi’s dedication to Tango is based in more than it being “just a dance”. He believes in making the world a better place, one person at a time. He also believes that Tango, with its power to cultivate connection and sensitivity, is a good answer.


















  

 

  


Paul Akmajian has been dancing tango for over 15 years and teaching for the last 8. In 2013, he began the first of a series of teaching collaborations beginning with Isabella Szymonowicz (Toronto) at the ABQ Tango Festival. In addition to teaching, Paul has been a steady DJ in Albuquerque and Santa Fe for more than 10 years and in the last six years he has DJ'd at many major festivals around the country. As a DJ, Paul strives to keep everyone energized and dancing long into the night by playing the best, most familiar, time-tested and dancer-approved music from the Golden Age of Tango.