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Anna León

Our resident tango maestra from Richmond, Anna is teaching classes for beginners in Charlottesville.

Anna León grew up in Los Angeles listening to tango music at her grandparents’ asados. After graduating from college, she decided to defer her career in architecture for her new-found love of teaching tango. For the next 5 years she split her time between touring the United States and living in Buenos Aires. After a year of living and teaching in Boston, she decided to finally settle down in Richmond.

Anna blends elements of golden era tango teaching techniques with more contemporary views of the lead and follow relationship. "It's important that we learn to speak the whole language. I focus on teaching the iconic gender roles that existed in Buenos Aires in the 30's and 40's, and with this knowledge we can dance the tango with a rich Argentine accent." 

Forever a student of the dance, she continues to learn from her mentor, Daniel Trenner in Massachusetts. When in Buenos Aires she studies extensively with her inspirations and maestros Cecilia Garcia and Julio Balmaceda. Anna León has taught and performed in cities across North America from Los Angeles to Montreal. When she isn't teaching, social dancing, studying or performing, she is working on her tango clothing line, Forever Ochos, and her new shoe line, Anna León Buenos Aires.