About Juan & Manuela

Manuela Rossi and Juan Malizia Gatti have been dancing together for 7 years, since 2012. In 2014 they were part of the world-renowned movie "Our Last Tango" where Juan had the leading role as a young Juan Carlos Copes. They are also Mundial Champions in the Stage Tango Category. Dancers, teachers and choreographers, they have been part of many shows and companies, such as 'Cafe de Los Angelitos', 'Tango Lovers', 'Tango Legends', 'Dramatic Tango' and 'Ayres de Tango'. Now they spend their time touring and judging the most prestigious events, festivals, competitions and tango schools around the world.

Manuela was a Professional Ballet Dancer from Argentina's National Ballet School: "Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon" and made a two-year intensive program at "Ècole Superièure de Danse de Cannes" in France. On her return to Argentina in 2007, she started dancing tango, taking lessons with Melina Bruffman, Claudio Gonzalez, Sabrina & Ruben Veliz, German Cornejo, Carolina Bonaventura, Franciso Forquera, Fabian Peralta, Rene Amaya, and Martin Ojeda. Below is a resume of tango companies and shows she's been a part of:
  • 'Tanguera'
  • 'Tango Porteño'
  • 'Tango Buenos Aires' 
  • 'Esquina Carlos Gardel'
  • 'Ayres de Tango'
  • 2010 Volkswagen Polo advertisement   "Last Tango in Compton" 
Juan started tango very young at the age of 14 in his home town of San Nicolas, and later added support from other disciplines such as jazz, ballet and also martial arts. Dancer of comprehensive artistic training, he has studied with the leading teachers of Argentine tango, Gustavo Russo, Jorge Torres, Roberto Herrera, Claudio Gonzalez and Melina Brufman, Gachi Fernandez and German Cornejo and Classical Dance and Fly'N Low with Mariela Ruggeri and Monica Souto. Below is a resume of tango companies and shows he's been a part of:
  • 'Tango Fire'
  • 'Tango a Tierra'
  • 'Corporación Tangos'
  • 'Piazzolla Tango'
  • 'Tango Palace
  • 'Rojo Tango'
  • 'Tangos Corazónicos'
  • 'Tango x 2' 

Workshop Topics

Saturday, Feb 29th

Balance Gym at Thomas Circle

1111 14th St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20005

Technique [1:00 - 2:15 PM]

Individual work on the walk, pivot and body mechanics


Fluidity [2:30 - 3:45 PM]

Creating fluidity using breathing and relaxation on simple steps


Free Leg [4:00 - 5:15 PM]

Understand the connection of the free left to the lead and coordination

Sunday, Mar 1st 
Latin Dancer Studio
1057 West Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
Circularity [1:00 - 2:15 PM]

Decoding giro and enrosque: intention, start, finish.

Sacadas [2:30 - 3:45 PM]

Backward options! Pivot and lead insights for energy, control, and coordination


Variation [4:00 - 5:15 PM]

Speed and dynamic change, how to connect the body to concentrate the energy.


Check out where Juan and Manuela will be social dancing and performing while in D.C.! 

Feb 26, Tuesday, @ 18th Street Lounge 


Feb 27, Thursday, @ Eastern Market


Feb 29, Saturday @ Blue Moon

Special performance with DC Community Tango Orquesta



Pricing and availability coming soon.