María Inés Bogado & Jorge López
María Inés started dancing when she was 12 years old. She grew up with folklore and received her degree in Folklore Argentino at the Centro Polivalente de Arte de Ezeiza. In 1994 she discovered tango and began studying with Cristina Pugni and Diego Gauna. In 1997 she continued her studies with Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte at the Club Sunderland. During this period she met Sebastián Jiménez with whom she entered into a professional tango partnership. In 2010 they won the title of Metropolitan Champions of Vals and World Champions in Tango Salón. After winning the titles they went on an intensive tour around the world, teaching and performing at the most prestigeous tango festivals on all continents.
Among other festivals, they participated in: the International Festival of Tango Salón in Łódź, Poland, Singapore International Tango Festival, Belgrade Tango Encuentro in Serbia, Tango Festival Porto in Portugal, and Planetango in Moscow, Russia. In 2016 María Inés and Sebastián decided to pursue new professional endeavors. Teaching solo and with Jorge Lopéz she travels all over the world for festivals, performances, private classes, and seminars.
Jorge began taking classes at an early age as regular student at A.C.E.T.A., which was formed with: Javier Rodriguez, Geraldine Rojas, Carlos and Rosa Perez, Christian Martinez and Virginia Gomez (Los Totis) among others. In 2005, with the help of his first maestro, Mario Morales, Jorge won 2nd place in the Buenos Aires tournament in the category of Tango Groupal. In 2009, at the Metropolitan Tournament Buenos Aires, he won the 5th place in tango salon and 4th place in milonga categories.