Bio

Jennifer Dunning from the New York Times highlighted her artistry by mentioning Sandra Antognazzi's strikingly quiet, powerful presence, which made each stretched calligraphic pose count...

Sandra was recently featured on the cover of Reporttango / The New York Tango Magazine and the German tango magazine Tangodanza.

In 2003 she toured in the US with Tango & Tango, under the direction of Mtro. Hector Zaraspe, Artistic Director of the renown show Tango Pasion.

Together with Pablo Pugliese and Walter Perez, Mrs. Antognazzi codirected and performed in FUSION TANGO's latest production. The show premiered in 2002 at the Berrie Arts Center to rave reviews.

Mrs. Antognazzi created Fusion Tango in 2000, a company that fuses the traditional tango with the modern dance. Since then the company has performed at different venues such as the Latino Arts Festival at Queens Theatre in the Park, Loyola University in New Orleans, the Park Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, Spanish Repertory Theater in New York, Berrie Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Before falling in love with Tango, Sandra pursued a career in modern dance.

Upon arriving in New York in 1992, Sandra was awarded a Scholarship to study with Jennifer Muller / The Works.

As a principal dancer with the Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company (1993-95), Mary Anthony Dance Theater (1996-2000) and Errol Grimes Dance Group (1997-present) Sandra has toured the US and Canada and assumed many major roles in the repertory.

In Argentina Sandra performed with celebrated choreographer Ana Maria Stekelman, Director of Tangokinesis and internationally known for successfully combining the tango idiom with the modern dance.

Mrs. Antognazzi was awarded the Gold Medal (First Prize) dancing together with dancer/choreographer Soledad Tranmar and received a Special Award for Best Soloist at "Primer Certamen Americano de Danza y Ballet" held in Buenos Aires in 1990.

She performed in operas and choreographic productions at Teatro Colon Buenos Aires.

Sandra has been teaching modern dance since 1990, at Universidad Nacional De Tucuman, Asociacion Arte y Cultura, Teatro El Globo -Argentina- and at the Center for Modern Dance Education/N.J.

Since 2002 Mrs. Antognazzi has been teaching Modern Dance at Bergen Community College and Ramapo College, NJ

She presently teaches tango at You Should Be dancing in New York and at the School for Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she is an Adjunct Faculty Member.