Carlos Moreno is a nationally-recognized tango dancer, teacher, event organizer who has helped expand the dance and music culture of Argentine tango in the US. He has presented numerous workshops and lectures to dancers, with topics including dance technique, tango history, innovative workshops on musicality, and the biomechanics of tango movement (informed by his PhD in biomechanics of animal locomotion). His performances are infused with playfulness and musical expression, and his teaching combines strong technical analysis with a gentle demand for precision and hard work.
Carlos began teaching with Tova Moreno in Baltimore, MD, in 2002, establishing a welcoming tango scene that thrives today. From there the Morenos moved to Boston where they were among the favorite instructors of New England’s university tangueros. Their youth, energy and zestiness enabled them to connect particularly well with students. The Morenos taught and performed regularly at tango weekends and festivals around the US, and have taught in the UK, Germany, and Mexico.
While in Boston, Carlos DJed extensively at local milongas, co-hosted a long-running monthly milonga, and co-organized Tango de los Muertos, one of the most influential tango festivals in the US. A lifelong musician, he took on the challenge of learning the bandoneon, the signature instrument of tango. In Boston he led monthly tango jams, bringing together local musicians to improvise and play live tango music for dancers. Carlos also plays bandoneon and sings for Orquesta Sin Trabajo, a rockin’ tango band that tours nationally.
Carlos has now moved back to Seattle, where he is available for group and private lessons, performances, and DJing.