phone: (971) 221-3004
Shorey’s first exposure to tango — watching a tall, skinny guy in a beret teach a group of awkward college kids how to walk with grace — immediately captured her imagination and she has hardly looked away since. Coming from a background in martial arts and classical music, she is driven by the desire to make her own movement as clean, fluid, and musical as possible. She counts among her strongest influences Jaimes Friedgen, Cecilia González, and Alex Krebs. Shorey has taught with and assisted some of the pre-eminent tango instructors in the nation, including Alex Krebs, Homer Ladas, Felipe Martinez, Nick Jones, Robin Thomas, and Jaimes Friedgen.
Shorey is an accomplished teacher whose primary goal is to give her students those tools necessary to make their dancing as enjoyable as possible in the shortest amount of time. As great as her love of the dance is her love of the music, a passion which is evident whenever she steps behind the DJ booth. She travels all over the country to DJ at festivals and local milongas and she loves to keep both very traditional and very alternative crowds dancing all night long.
Shorey is (for the forseeable future) based in the San Francisco Bay Area, though she still travels as much as is humanly possible.