Guillermina Quiroga

Real name: Quiroga, Guillermina
Dancer and coreographer
(18 August 1965 - )
Place of birth:
La Plata (Buenos Aires) Argentina
Silvina Damiani

he is a brilliant Argentine tango dancer, milonguera and choreographer. She was born in the city of La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, where she had studied classical dance since childhood and later joined the renowned ballet of the Teatro Argentino de La Plata. Several years later she settled in Buenos Aires where she began to study tango dancing with the milongueros of that city.

Known worldwide from the time she joined the show of the Compañía TangoX2 and, later, Tango Argentino, led by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli, in the late 1980s, as member of the cast that presented the show in London in 1991.

Thereafter she joined the cast of Forever Tango fronted by the musician and director Luis Bravo, and created the dramatic-choreographic-musical multimedia show Tango, historias breves. She appeared in several movies such as Rogelio Lobato’s Valentina's tango (2007) in which she plays the role of Valentina.

In December 1989, teaming up with the well-known dancer Osvaldo Zotto, she won the first Campeonato Municipal «Hugo Del Carril» organized by the City of Buenos Aires. Immediately later the dancer and choreographer Miguel Ángel Zotto made her join the cast of his Compañía TangoX2. Soon thereafter she was summoned by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli to join the cast of Tango Argentino which by then was one of the most prestigious choreographic-musical shows in the world after its premiere in Paris in 1983 and, especially, its success on Broadway in 1985. Among the places where she appeared with Tango Argentino, London, in 1991, and Buenos Aires, in 1992, stand out.

Later she appeared —among other occasions— with the pianist Pablo Ziegler at the Carnegie Hall; with Jon Secada and Richard Marx at the Soldier Field of Chicago, at the opening ceremony of the World Soccer Cup in 1994; and in the world tour Tango of the pop singer Julio Iglesias for three years in the late 1990s.

She worked with the Argentine pianist Mariano Mores in his shows from 1992 to 2012.

In 1996 with her then partner, Roberto Reis, she devised the choreography for dancing on ice on the Mariano Mores’s tango “Tanguera” for the Russian team of Oksana Grishuk and Evgeni Platov which the following year won the first place in the World Championship and the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games with that choreography.

In 2003 she created the show Tango, historias breves and made two tours of the United States, under her direction. The show is comprised of three stories and includes several comic scenes, a carnival of Venice and excerpts of the movie Valentina's Tango.

In 2008 she was again summoned by Claudio Segovia to dance in his show Maipo siempre Maipo, premiered to celebrate the centennial of the Teatro Maipo and which starred the actor Antonio Gasalla.

She has appeared in several motion pictures like Luis Puenzo’s La peste (1991), in which she is showcased in a dancing tango scene; Robert Duvall’s Assassination Tango (2002); and the above Valentina's Tango (2007) directed by Rogelio Lobato.