Sophia de Lautour (Alvarez) has been teaching Tango and hosting Tango events since 2001 as director and instructor for the Sydney based tango school SoTango (since 2013) and previously in the same capacity for Patio de Tango from 2001 -2011.
Sophia has performed and taught at numerous festivals and events across Australia and New Zealand. Her dance style of Tango evolved from many hours of dancing at her favourite tango clubs in Buenos Aires and extensive training with Tango maestros. Whether dancing simple or complex moves she always infuses her dance with the accent and cadencia evoked by the music, dancing with deep connection, elegance and subtlety.
Through her classes and events Sophia has reached and taught literally thousands of people of all ages, from 80 year olds to 8 year olds. Her past students include the actor Sam Neil, second place winners of the 2006 Dancing With the Stars – Arianne Caoili and Carmelo Pizzino, and winners of the ABC Channel’s Strictly Dancing competition 2004, Linda de Nicola and Adrian Seib, the internationally renowned dance choreographer Meryl Tankard, dancer and choreographer Dale Pope, former dancer with the Australian Ballet Liz Rogers, Lydia Sanchez, former dancer Cirque de Soleil, and former Australian Ambassador John Spender.
Australian Tango Salon Champion
The Alex Vidal Viva Fiesta Award - in recognition of long standing artistic contribution to the community
Australian Hispano-American Community Award
Neuro Linguistic Programming - certified practitioner
Extensive training in Core Energetics, Bioenergetics, Constellations and voice dialogue
Cert IV Workplace Trainer & Assessor
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