Jorge Niedas is the founder and artistic director of Tango 21, and has been dancing all his life.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Tango played a role in his life since childhood.
As a tango dancer, Niedas’ graceful yet innovative style stems from a fusion of ballet principles and Argentine Tango traditions. Niedas was professionally trained in classical ballet at Instituto Superior del Arte del Teatro Colon and later studied tango with Rodolfo & Gloria Dinzel.
As a Tango teacher, Niedas isn‘t bound by steps and sequences; Niedas’ knowledge of dance fundamentals has given many students a solid technical base to later develop their own Tango style and language.
He was the first teacher to introduce Argentine Tango to Chicago in the 1990's, and he continues to offer instruction and performance of the highest quality.
His teaching focuses on individual balance, grace, and musicality, as well as on the connection between partners. Recognized for his elegant and unique style, Niedas's dancing at times combines elements of traditional salon tango with technique that draws on classical ballet. Niedas brings a lifetime of professional dance experience, and a sense of humor to his classes.