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Eduardo Villalba


Argentine Tango

Eduardo Villalba, a highly respected icon within the Chicago Tango scene, is a distinguished Argentine tango maestro who currently imparts his dance expertise in his esteemed studio within the Chicago area. Eduardo's deep-rooted connection to the world of tango began in the vibrant neighborhood of La Boca, where he was raised amidst the rich tapestry of tango culture. La Boca known for its illustrious tango history and cultural significance, provided Eduardo with an immersive tango upbringing.

Eduardo's journey led him to grace the iconic dance floors of Buenos Aires, where he honed his craft and embraced the essence of tango. With over two decades of devotion to this dance form, he has cultivated a unique style that is characterized by elegance, unwavering passion, and an authentic connection to the heart of tango.

In 2008, Eduardo embarked on a new chapter in his life by immigrating to the United States. Since then, he has become a cornerstone of the Chicago Tango community, collaborating with numerous prominent tango dancers like Marcela Duran, Lorena Ermocida, Fernanda Ghi. Together, they have orchestrated intensive workshops, sharing their collective knowledge and passion for tango in festivals, marathons, studios, and even at renowned universities across the country. Eduardo's mission has been to propagate tango as an integral part of Argentine culture and identity in the United States, solidifying his role as a pillar of the Chicago Tango community.

Started at the Old Town School in December of 2023