Diego Santana

Diego first discovered his love and passion for the Tango in 2002 when he was invited to a Milonga by a friend in his native Uruguay. 

He fell in love the Tango, and could not keep himself off the dance floor. This love led him to explore different styles and possibilities of Tango dance during the last ten years. He has traveled to Tango Festivals all over the country and studied with many world renowned instructors. Always working to improve his style, he spends his time in constant learning and research with teachers as “Chicho” Mariano Frumboli, Sebastian Arce, Gustavo Naveira, Hommer Ladas, Esteban Cortez, Omar Correa, Aoniken, Alejandra Martinian among others.

His creativity, extraordinary musicality and interpretation have made him one of the greatest Uruguayan Tango exponents. His style shows an indescribable mix of Traditional Tango, New Tango; besides all this, Diego has been characterized in the floor for his ingenious interpretation of the Milonga genre. 

To complement his artistic training Diego has a background in Theater at the school of Hugo Blandamuro.

                  In 2004 Diego decided tango was just too exciting to keep it all to himself, and began teaching. His approach embraces a wide range of styles that inspire a continuous exploration of the tango’s many facets. Diego is currently teaching Tango in South Florida with various different partners.

                Diego with multiple partners has worked for several Dance Companies and Entertainment productions: Enamorados del Tango in New York, Andrea Bocelli show on TV, Miami Contemporary Dance, Brasilian Carnival, Top 1 Entertainment, Tango in Motions, Dance South Florida etc. He has performed in theaters as Catarsis (Miami) “El Galpon” (Uruguay), XV International Tango Festival in Montevideo. He was a special guest at the 2nd. Tango Marathon in Miami as well as Argentine, the Chicago Festival, West Palm Beach and the Uruguayan Festival in Lake Worth. He also performed shows at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Manuel Artime Theater, Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach and countless hotels and restaurants in Florida.

He is also a vendor for Raquel Shoes.