Nick Jones & Diana Cruz
It is impossible to ignore the inherent magnetism of Nick & Diana's dancing and teaching. From the moment they step onto the floor until they leave, you are caught in a story that is a discovery every moment, that you do not want to end.
As enthusiastic teachers, choreographers, performers, djs and musicians Nick & Diana are invited to tango festivals and workshops around the world. To list a few of their recent endeavors: they have performed the show "Tango Times" with Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne at the St. Louis Tango Festival "Hot Winter Tango", as well as at their own "Natural Tango Festival" in 2011. They taught and performed at the "Vantango Fest" in 2011. Also, they were special guest artists & choreographers for the show "The Tango Zone" in NYC in 2010.
Diana Cruz incorporates her multi-disciplinary techniques (including: Ballet, Contemporary dance, Modern dance, Latin American folk dances, Pilates, Yoga, Singing and many Tango styles) into one cohesive dance. She uses these techniques to create powerful, musical, unique performances. Her understanding of biomechanics gives her an astute approach as a tango teacher.
Nick Jones has been dancing & studying since 1996. He was one of the first North American tango dancers to have been invited to teach in festival in Buenos Aires (Pulpo's Tango Week 2005, 2006, 2007). Leading the Natural Tango Orquestra has given him a singular look into the inner workings of tango music, and has greatly influenced his dance.
Nick & Diana share, unreservedly, their technique and structure so that each individual student can ultimately reach their own expression in the dance. They believe that the goal of a teacher is to give everything away to the student, while the goal of the performer is to hide their secrets so they can enamor and bedazzle the audience. Nick & Diana do both with fluid ease and grace.