Valeria Solomonoff

Instructor

Valeria Solomonoff founded and co-directed the first all-woman tango company, TangoMujer, which received two NEFA grants and performed internationally to rave reviews from 1996 until 2006. Since then, with her shows “Tango Intimo” nominated for two ACE Awards for best direction and best production and “Tango por Ellos” which received an ACE Award for best choreography, Ms. Solomonoff has continued to find ways to strip tango of its stereotypes while displaying its choreographic complexity. She received HOLA outstanding choreography awards for “Tango Fever” and for “Doña Flor y sus Dos Maridos”, choreographed for the film “The Caller” starring Frank Langella and Elliott Gould and was twice recipient of awards as best soloist at Argentine dance festivals. As a performer Ms Solomonoff was chosen to dance for the president of Argentina at the Metropolitan Opera House, shared the stage with Placido Domingo and the Washington Opera and performed with some of the world’s leading tango dancers for films and on TV. Recognized by The New York Post as one of New York City’s top tango teachers, she has taught Tango at Hunter College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and in Tango festivals around the world. Most recently Ms Solomonoff project “Distilling chemistry: getting to the heart of partnering” received the 2017 Resident Fellowship by the Center for Ballet and The Arts at Tisch, New York University.