Instructors and Private Lessons

These talented Milonguero Style Instructors were available to offer their insights during our Saturday Afternoon Practica. They are also available for private lessons during the 2023 encuentro. Please contact the instructors directly to schedule.

Barbara Durr


Barbara is a member of a small group of U.S. based instructors and organizers responsible for the introduction of milonguero style to North America. She began studying the dance in the mid-1990s, and taught at the Denver Milonguero Festivals, and the Atlanta, Portland, and San Diego Tango Festivals of the early 2000s. Barbara organized the original U.S. tours for Susana Miller, Cacho Dante, and Alicia Pons. Barbara now resides in Asheville, NC. Text: 202-617-5799




Christopher Nassopoulos
& Caroline Peattie

Christopher and Caroline have been dancing, teaching, and DJing Argentine tango for 50+ years between them. They met at a milonga in 1998 and quickly became partners in tango and in life. They dance and teach tango together and bring inspiration as a successful and respected “dancing couple.”  They are highly skilled social dancers who incorporate diverse backgrounds of movement, training and teaching. Christopher and Caroline dance close-embrace, focusing on quality of musicality, movement, and connection. Both lead and follow, and their insights and keen eyes give students tools for social dancing and community-building. Call or text: 415-860-1016



Liz Haight

Liz has been dancing Argentine tango since 1998 and teaching tango since 2002. She has studied extensively with Ricardo Vidort, Alicia Pons, and Osvaldo & Coca Cartery. Liz owns Two Moon Tango, a studio in rural Santa Fe, dedicated exclusively to preserving Milonguero Style tango. Liz taught in festivals prior to the development of the Encuentros in North America in 2010, and has taught in all the Labor Day Albuquerque Encuentros and at the Salida Encuentros at Casa Tango since 2011. Liz has organized monthly milongas since 2001 in Santa Fe and at Two Moon since 2010, where she teaches local students and visitors who fly in for intensive study. She also teaches weekend workshops nationally. Liz was one of the original members of the Siempre Milonguero group, seeding the renaissance of North American encuentros. Text: 505-699-0106



Graham Stanford

Graham hailed once from Pennsylvania, and a lot of other places in his nomadic years until being invited to Albuquerque. He loves it here, mostly for the people, and has staked down here to open a new school, Puerta al Tango, based in Las Puertas. He suffered many years under the sequences of tango before meeting Monica Paz in 2016. He studied exclusively with her for the next 6 years in Buenos Aires and the U.S.  Graham believes there is no leader or follower, only dancers collaborating in connections of conversation, and that tango is very much like tai chi… anyone can find the dance within them, through the floor and through honest intentions. Graham loves dogs, books, Onion, and long walks on vacant beaches… oh, and milonguero-style tango. Email | Text: 610-462-6392