Dancing the sensuality and soulfulness of Buenos Aires, past and present.

Mónica is currently one of the most influential people spreading the Passion for Tango in Los Angeles. She is the creative force behind various recent tango shows and presentations. Her vast experience, deeply rooted in Argentina, has developed into a style that mixes traditional form with the modern jazz influence of Piazzolla. A consummate performer, she has shared her passion and technique in South America, the U.S., in Europe and in Asia.

The daughter of a classical theatrical actor, her artistic enthusiasm was inherent. She learned Tango as a teenager in the Bohemiam-like social clubs of her hometown. Her formal education began an The School of dance education she studied Tango with the Grande Maestro Raúl Bravo. In 1980 she opened a new venue in the heart of Buenos Aires at the Teatro de la Ciudad Vieja (theatre of the Old City). As artistic director she presented more than 20 productions including Argentine and English classics.

Mónicas's intensive career in Buenos Aires involved television, film and musical theatre. She appeared in a number of very important works such as: Kurahy with Julio Bocca at the Luna Park, at the Theatre Colón with Cecilio Madanes, and in Evita at the General Theatre of San Martín. She also appeared in the French/Argentine production of Marie Gallant with the dancer Osvaldo Zotto. For three years Mónica performed and brought Argentine music to the farthest reaches of the Orient. Culminating in a performance at the Expo Korea in 1993.

Having setted in the United States, her commitent to imparting the passion for Tango continued. She artistically directed An Homage to Cadicamo and An Homage to Piazolla, both in Los Angeles. She performed at the Santa Barbara Historical Society Museum on behalf of the Argentine Embassy, for the World Cup Polo, and the Latin Festival at UCLA with actor Edward James Olmos. She was the choreographer for a Sanyo commercial and was a featured performed on ABC's and CNN's special coverage of Tango events. She recently completed the choreography and performance of Tardeada de Tango for the Red Cat Theatre in the newly completed Disney Hall.

Currently you can find Mónica choreographing for The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Pacific Dance Company and for the Fox Television Show Soul Food
Many are recurring annual events.

  • Founder of ATA
    American Tango Association

  • Highway Performance Space
    Santa Monica CA.

  • Disney Hall Red Hat Theatre
    Los Angeles, CA.

  • • Homenaje a Argentino Ledesma
    Burbank, CA.

  • Museum de la Guerra
    Santa Bárbara CA

  • Performing Arts Center
    with The American Ballet, Las Vegas NV

  • Dance Arts Festival

  • Santa Bárbara Historical Society

  • Latino International Film Festival
    with Edward James Olmos
  • Annual Festival of Festivals
    Noho Art District, Los Angeles, CA
  • ​​Women in Jazz
    Aids Benefit, Wilshire Ebel Theatre, Los Angeles CA

  • Feria de la Mujer
    San Diego, CA

  • Reception at Residenceof Argentine Consulate General
    with LA Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Annual Ball
    Consular Corp, Los Angeles, CA

  • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
    with Argentine Artist Marta Minujin, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1988 World Cup of Polo for Argentina Consulate
    Santa Bárbara, CA

  • American Dance Company
    Guest Artist, Las Vegas, NV

  • Hall of Nations Festival
    Balboa Parck, San Diego, CA

  • Benefit at the John Wayne Foundation


Appearances and performances in:

  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • E! Entertainment TV
  • LA Vista, ABC7 Los Angeles
  • Heineken Commercial. Dir: Oliver Stone
  • Sanyo Commercial. Choreography by Monica
  • Latino Show (Channel 20)
  • Morning News KUSI, San Diego
  • KCET, Channel 28

Producer / Artistic Director
​/ Choreographer

  • Tangata   
    Pacific Dance Company, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

  • Tardeada de Tango
    Red Cat Theatre, Disney Hall

  • California Tango Contest (2000 & 2002)
    Sponsored by the Consulate General of Argentina.
    Variously supported by American Airlines, Rovert Duvall, and The Conjunctive Points Dance Academy.