Pedro Monteleone

Real name: Monteleone, Pedro
(n/d - n/d)
Place of birth:
Gustavo Benzecry Sabá

s a kid he trained himself by practicing at that time when creating your own kind of tango dancing and standing out among the others was as valuable as thinking in its philosophy and enjoying it without being buttoned-down. Therefter, like many ones of his generation, he entered the neighborhood milongas.

Once, in an interview by the researcher Sergio Pujol, he recalled: «We used to gather at some very humble little rooms in the Bajo Flores to dance on any day between Thursday and Sunday, in the afternoon. We were around 50 couples without a buck. We carried records, the phonograph and, years later, the Wincofón. Tango joined us together very much».

With the passing of time his creativity and elegance stood out in the milongas. He made exhibitions and taught young dancers who would later be the new generation of teachers.

In the 90’s he moved to Europe and was based in Italy, where he stood out with appearances at international festivals, created his own school and continued showcasing his well-deserved title of teacher.

There is plenty of audiovisual material as testimony of his career. He was interviewed by the Solo Tango TV channel, appeared in the movie Tango Bayle Nuestro (Jorge Zanada) and danced with Madonna in Evita (Alan Parker).

Once Pedro Monteleone said: «We used to meet because we liked dancing», and he multiplied by thousands by teaching that happiness.

The author is instructor, dancer and researcher of tango dance. He is author of the Nuevo glosario de tango danza, La pista del abrazo and Tango FAQs. /