Veronica Toumanova is one of our regular visiting teachers to London at Tango Amistoso.
Veronica was born and raised in Moscow, where she studied fine arts, but started dancing tango while living in The Netherlands. She has been dancing tango since 2000 and actively teaching and performing since 2007. Her background includes graphic and interface design as well as literature.
Her experience in modern dance and classical ballet has allowed her to build a solid technical basis in tango, further enriched by her experience with bodywork techniques such as yoga, Pilates and gyrotonics. Her background in tango includes learning from various Argentinean teachers as well as a thorough self-study.
For the past several years she has been living in Paris where she is one of the co-founders, teacher and art director of Tango Mon Amour. In Paris she teaches technique workshops and together with her Tango Mon Amour colleagues organise various Tango Mon Amour activities. She also teaches on a regular basis in other cities in France and of course here at Tango Amistoso in London.
She is passionate about movement, dance, anatomical knowledge of the body, neuroscience and psychology. Her fluency in seven languages allows her to teach in many countries in her students’ native languages. In tango she has worked with various partners, performing and teaching in France, Sweden, Norway, UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Belorus, Canada and USA.
In her dance she puts the emphasis on elegance, natural movement, musicality, comfort, quality of movement and connection between partners. In her teaching she strives to make people discover the inner workings of a movement and integrate it on a deeper level, rather than copy it from an external source. Besides couple classes with her partner she also teaches tango technique (followers + leaders), helping students to perfect their dance. She is also a tango blogger. Her essays on tango are translated in eighteen languages so far and published on various online platforms.
If you want to know more about her, here is a 2-hours video interview she gave in April of 2018 to Chrisa Assis, a tango teacher from Toronto.
You can find out more about Veronica in www.verotango.com.