Founder & Tango/Yoga Teacher
Rita is a former Geologist and it is now a Tango and Yoga instructor and a mssage therapist. Before discovering Tango in 2004, Rita trained and worked as a classical Ballet dancer for 10 years. Throughout these years she participated in operas like Aida and Guillerme Tell, staged at the São Carlos National Theater in Lisbon. She has been teaching Tango since 2009 around Europe giving workshops and performing in Tango Festivals, Tango Schools and Milongas. In 2009 she became part of the organizing team of Lisbon Tango Festival and in 2010 she organized a Tango Marathon in Lisbon. Two years ago she moved to Stockholm where she opened her own company and since then she has been teaching private and group dance and yoga classes in dance studios in Stockholm (Danscompagniet and Flamenco Center). In June 2019 she organized, together with her partner Panagiotis Triantafyllou, the first edition of EPIC Tango Marathon in Stockholm. Rita uses the principles of yoga throughout her teaching in order to develop a more stable axis and a deeper knowledge of each one’s body, always emphasizing the importance of using the floor and listening to the music. Her motto is “When you dance, listen to the music, let the music runs through your body, speak with your feet and draw your emotions on the floor.”
Rita is also a Hatha Yoga instructor and a massage therapist, having received her formation in Portugal.
Having a researcher’s soul, she is always searching for knew knowledge, new prespectives, new ideas and new concepts to always improve her techniques.