María Olivera

Real name: Olivera, María de los Ángeles
(20 November 1976 - )
Place of birth:
Lomas de Zamora (Buenos Aires) Argentina

he was born in Buenos Aires and grew up in the neighborhood of San Telmo, within a family fond of tango. After she was twenty she began to dance that music, inspired by a profound love for the music and the poetry that represented her childhood.

She is a Bachelor in political sciences and graduated at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, 2000).

She joined the dance of Tango Argentino in 2003. Since then she has been trained in dancing and teaching with renowned instructors.

In 2004 she began to work as assistant of Gustavo Benzecry Sabá, at the Salón Canning, where she later taught regularly for seven years alongside him.

Between 2006 and 2007 she organized the Milonga Tanguedia, at the venue called Plaza Bohemia – Maipú 444, in the city of Buenos Aires. Almost at the same time she started to make international tours, standing out as teacher, dancer and supervising music programmer at different festivals in Europe and the United States.

Due to her thorough knowledge of the English language, she translated the book La Pista del Abrazo – Técnicas y metáforas entre el Tango y la vida –entitled Embracing Tango– by Gustavo Benzecry Sabá. She has also released with the latter the documentary Historia del Tango Danza 1940 – 1960: Los años dorados.

In 2012 she presented her instructional DVD Técnica para bailarinas (Technique for female dancers), published in Spanish and English, reference material with a big worldwide acclaim.

In 2014 she was nominated and accepted as member of the Consejo Internacional de la Danza (CID-Unesco), an official umbrella organization for all the forms of dance in all the countries of the world.

Nowadays she gives classes, seminars and lectures, as well as she makes exhibitions, programs music either in Buenos Aires or Europe or the north of America.