2017 Maestros: Julia Gorin & Jonatan Baez, Marcela Duran & Luis Rojas, Sofia Saborido & Pablo Inza.
2017 DJs and Musicians: Ben Thomas Quintent, Sabah Chammas, Dan Boccia, Grisha Nisnevich, Kristina Ivanova, Anton Sukhanov, Vincent Llama.
2016 Maestros: Alex Krebs and Patricia Becker (USA), Eugenia Parrilla and Yanick Wyler (Argentina - Switzerland), Gaston Torelli and Mariana Dragone (Argentina).
2016 Musicians and DJs: Alex Kreb's Orchestra, Anton Sukhanov, Dan Boccia, Grisha Nisnevich (live guitar), Kristina Ivanova, Robin Thomas, and Sabah Chammas,
Another year of a great festival rounded up nicely. We deeply appreciate all the help and support that we received from our Seattle tango community during those days, and we feel honored to be part of it. It is always our pleasure to produce and work on this festival. It was a joy for us to see many tango dancers returning to Seattle or coming here for the first time.
2015 Maestros: Alex Krebs and Patricia Becker (USA), Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt (USA), Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido (Argentina), Virginia Pandolfi and Jonatan Aguero (Argentina).
2015 Musicians and DJs: Alex Kreb's Orchestra, Avik Basu, Dan Boccia, Jay Abling, Jennifer Olson, Ramu Pyreddy, Varo Boyajyan.
What people are saying about their experience at the festival...
Seemanta Dutta (as posted on Facebook event page):
This festival was probably one of the best ones I have attended in my life. Excellent dancers from the US and Canada, excellent venues and so much hard work put in by Kristina and Anton and their volunteers. I am very grateful to the Seattle community for welcoming me into their city and their hearts! And of course, many many thanks to the maestros and maestros who enriched us with their knowledge and inspired us by their performances! Simply put, your presence made our tango experience something to be remembered! And who can forget the sublime music of the DJs who kept us dancing even though our feet hurt! And then there was the Salmon Bake! This can only be experienced in person and writing anything about it is pointless. Just one of those experiences! Cheers to the Seattle tango community as I now look forward to next year's festival!
Edit Fasi (as posted on the Facebook event page):
Thank you very much for organizing this event Kristina and Anton. Kudos to all the wonderful volunteers, dj's and teachers! Thank you for the Seattle tango community for the warm welcome! I had a fabulous time dancing; met some new tango friends and saw few dancers who moved from NYC to the west coast in the past few months. I am sure I'll be back at one point and please feel free to contact me if you are planning to come to NYC for tango. Cheers!
Xiaomin Jiang (as posted on the Facebook event page):
Wish I could stay longer and get more out of my first trip to Seattle. But this magical festival has gone on and beyond my expectation.
2014 Maestros: Ana Padron & Diego Blanco, Maria Ines Bogado & Sebastian Jimenez, Sofia Saborido & Pablo Inza.
2014 DJs: Shorey Myers, Grisha Nisnevich, Pablo Inza, Kristina Ivanova, Jay ABling, Jennifer Olso, Sabah Chammas.