Mariana Galassi was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she started dancing Tango more than nine years ago. There she trained intensively with Chicho Frumboli and Lucia Mazer, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa and Gustavo Naveira. Her background also includes modern dance, ballet and contact improvisation. In 2000 she moved to New York City but continues to travel throughout the United States performing at different venues and giving workshops. She has also participated as a dancer and teacher in several Tango festivals including the prestigious International Congress of Argentine Tango (CITA, Buenos Aires 2004) where she was one of the main masters. The strong connection Galassi establishes with her partner together with her own fluidity of movement and profound musicality all serve to contribute to her unique and sophisticated style. While she remains true to the spirit of traditional Tango, her personal interpretation of the dance makes her one of the most distinctive and exciting dancers of the new generation.