Rino and Graziella Biography

Rino and Graziella Bio

Rino and Graziella met in 2010. They started dancing together at the end of the year with the clear aim to create a stable dance partnership and consolidate their qualitative and personal growth in Tango. After dancing other dances like ballroom at a Professional level , they decided to dance Tango to enjoy of a greater ( superior ) interpretative freedom of music and movement. The discipline and training learned from other dances have constantly led them to deepen the basic technical elements and to research a defined and recognizable teaching method.

Graziella Pulvirenti

At a younger age Graziella trained in and performed synchronized swimming, winning numerous championships. She also started couple dancing specializing in ballroom and Latin-American dances while still acting as a synchro trainer. At the age of fifteen she started focusing only on her passion…dancing. She discovered Tango when she was 17 and started following a passionate path that brought her to the Italian Argentine Dance Championship in only a year. She has been studying with Argentinian teachers since 2003. She regularly goes to Buenos Aires for training and dancing in order to deepen her knowledge and ability in the dance. This led her to be among the finalist of the prestigious 2008 World Championship of Tango in Buenos Aires.

Rino

Rino started dancing at the age of ten specializing mainly in ballroom dances. He won his first Italian Championship in 1998 and from that moment on his national and international competition career started. He competed in England, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Lithuania and Spain winning numerous awards. He became a professional and also a FIDS specialist. When he stopped competing he became a competition judge. During a competition he met Graziella. They fell in love and started sharing their life together as well as the tango. Rino's previous dance experience allowed him to quickly catch up and refine his technique making his way of dancing tango very personal.

The Couple

Rino and Graziella have been teaching in several Italian Tango schools. They are the directors of the En Tus Brazos Tango association in Catania and Eboli (Salerno).
They trained in the tango dance with several masters and dancers like Alejandro Arenas and Marisol Morales among others. They keep studying to deepen their knowledge thanks also to special seminars hosted by Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda and Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne they themselves organize in their home town.
As teachers, their goal is to help students deepen the technical aspects of the Tango dance. In their lessons and practices they provide clear instructions on the fundamental tools that will help the students manage and create their own personal dance.
They are organizers of events such as the Catania Summer Tango Week and they have participated as teachers and performers at various national and international tango events such as:

  • the Rosario Tango Festival, Rosario-Argentina
  • Festivalito Tango Upload, Lisbon-Portugal
  • Tango Upload, Coimbra-Portugal
  • Mediterranean Tango Cruise
  • Bunker Tango, Turin-Italy
  • As performers at
  • the Tangart, Athens-Greece
  • Boulder Tango Festival” Boulder-U.S.A
  • Argentinian Milongas as Milonga 10 and El Gardel de Medellin
  • Ideators and choreographers of the theatral Tango show Which Tango are you? on stage in Italian theaters
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