Masters Artists at Stromboli@Tango 2023


Director – Choreographer – Dancer

Roberto Herrera is part of the history of tango. His style of dance and his choreographer skills are universally recognized. In his tango, tradition, innovation and experimentation are mixed in an unique form.

His work has strongly influenced either the traditional tango than the most current forms of this artistic expression. First dancer of the Ballet Folklorico Nacional Argenetino, directed by Santiago Ayala “El Chúcaro” and Norma Viola.


Main dancer of the Great Orchestra of Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese, Protagonists of the movie “Tango Bar”. Choreographer and dancer with Julian Plaza, author of famous tangos and milongas such as “Danzarin” “Payadora” and “Morena”.

He participated in “Los Grandes del Tango Argentino” with Orquesta “Color Tango” in Japan. In 1991 it integrates the show house “Michelangelo”, with Raul Lavie, the Sexteto Mayor, Adriana Varela and Roberto Goyeneche.

In 1993 he joined the cast of the biographical film “Grazie Maestro” on the life of Osvaldo Pugliese.

Between 1994 and 2000 he was the creator and director of the show “Tango, una historia”, at the legendary bar “El Querandí”. In 2000 it is part of the iconic “Tango Argentino” show, directed by Claudio Segovia, presented for two months on Broadway; in the “Gershwin Theater” New York Authoritative juror in all the editions of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires. Director of “Tango” with the music of “Decarísimo Quintet” (directed by Ariel Rodriguez), with more than 4000 performances all over the world.

Founder of one of the most famous Tango schools in Buenos Aires, “ROBERTO HERRERA ACADEMY”

Art director of the School of Tango House Cambalache in the Palazzina Liberty in Milan since September 2013, ROBERTO HERRERA ACADEMY EUROPE

Author, choreographer and dancer of the show “Tango di moda e una Passione” event in the week of “Milano Moda Donna”, held on 23 September 2013. In 2015 he opened the works of EXPO with the show “Malambo Argentino”

In June and September 2006, he took part in the Buenos Aires Tango show represented in Paris, Brussels and Rome, with the participation of the Orquesta El Arranque, Vale Tango, Quinteto Ramiro Gallo and Decarísimo. The same show was then successfully presented in March 2007 first in Brescia and, for two weeks, during the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

In February 2007 with his Compañía Argentina de Tango, with the Quinteto Decarísimo, he embarks on a new Italian tour with their show simply entitled Tango.

In May 2007, he brought the Tango Nuevo show to Asia, to Singapore and Bali.

In January/February 2008 Herrera and his Compañía are again on tour in Italy with the Tango show and the Quinteto Decarísimo.

He has also lent his image to the covers of numerous tango books and CDs and received a mention in the chapter entitled “Camino al fin del Siglo 20” of the book El Siglo de Oro del Tango, by Horacio Ferrer, published by Manrique Zago, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ani Andreani, 1st bailarina Herrera Tango Company forms a stable couple with Roberto Herrera in the international Tango artistic panorama.


Nora Witanosky and Juan Carlos Martinez come from different artistic backgrounds. She is a professional in classical and contemporary dance, he is in Argentinean and Latin American folklore.

They approached the tango in 2003 and since then they have worked with the most famous Tango theater companies in the world (Pasiones, Tango Forever, Compañia Tanguera). In 2005 they created the Compagñia Argentina ARTE TANGO, staging their shows and founded the First Tango Danza Festival in Cordoba (Argentina). Several times finalists of the “Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires” championship, both in the Salon category and in the Escenario category, they affirm themselves in the tango for their personal research based on the observation of the basic elements (the embrace, the walk, the balance, dissociation) aimed at developing forms that enhance the roles determined by the tango codes: man as creator and generator of space and movement, woman as a receptive tool, which restores harmony and elegance to the male imagination.

MARCO PALLADINO  born and lives in Milan the 11/07/73.

Her career began dancing in various disciplines of dance sport. Approaches to Argentine Tango in 1996 with the best teachers. Italian Champion’s Professionals A.N.M.B. 2003 and won the World Championship 2002 in Miami Beach Florida-USA. In August 2006 he was a finalist in the 4th Mundial del Tango 2006 of Buenos Aires for the categories “Salon” and “Scenario”. Awarded by the Lombardy region CONES to the trophy “athlete of the year 2006” during the national award “the Conning Tower” for the Sport. Dancer in concerts of orchestras: “Estilo Tango” conducted by Argentine Daniel Pacitti; “Accademia Concertante D’archi di Milano conducted by Maestro Lawrence fan; “Tango Tinto”; “Quinteto Invisible”; “Quejas de Bandoneon”. He devoted himself full-time to teaching and shows holding throughout the country. Preparer of professional couples and miserly levels, some of which have achieved national and European titles and are ranked finalists at the World Championships in Buenos Aires. From 2013 starts the coartistic llaboration with LARA CARMINATI.


Classical extraction dancer, she began dancing at the age of 8 years and comes close to Argentine Tango in 2008. In 2012 and 2013 è finalista Italian Championships Argentine Tango for Salon category. He devoted himself full-time to teaching and participates in festivals and performances throughout Italian. Together they are event organizers throughout Italy, first and foremost international festival of San Pellegrino Terme (BG)