"Yoga clears your mind. Tango fills your soul." ~ Ricardo Vidort, 2005

ILONA is an experienced Tango dancer, performer, and instructor living in Toronto Canada and teaching Tango internationally. ILONA started dancing at the age of 5 and has studied Ballet, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Jazz, Modern Dance, Ballroom, and Salsa; plus she studied classical music for 10 years. ILONA fell in love with Tango in 2001 and has danced and trained extensively ever since. She has studied with more than 150 teachers in Argentina and around the world, including the masters like Carlos Gavito, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Fabian Salas, Chicho Frumboli, Eric Jorgensen, Pablo Villarraza and Dana Frigoli. She enjoys the emotion of Milonguero style and the creativity of Nuevo Tango.

An experienced educator, ILONA combines many different teaching techniques to address diverse learning styles. She focuses on improving the students' dance technique foundation, together with leading and following skills, and encourages individual creativity and self expression. ILONA believes that Tango dancing should feel great for both partners.

ILONA has combined her passion for travel with Tango Tourism and has danced in 28 different countries and 91 cities!

Performed with Ricardo Vidort in 2005 and Andy Kamienski at the Toronto Tango Festival 2005 & 2007, Performed with Pat LaPenta in Toronto, Montreal, Clevland, and Pittsburgh, 2005+

TRAINED with Naveira, 2004 Chicho, 2005+ Salas, 2005 Moreno, 2007+

TRAINED with El Pulpo, 2005 Junior Cervila, 2005 Eric Jeurissen, 2006 Pablo & Dana, 2008+

DANCED with Bulent, Montreal Oscar, Toronto El Flaco Dani, Paris

DANCED with Ruben, New York Claudio Gonzales, Buenos Aires Homer Ladas, San Francisco

Alex Krebs, Portland Toronto Mayor, David Miller, 2005 Otros Aires, at U. of T, 2008

ILONA's Tango Goals are to

Inspire others with the Love of Tango

Continue Evolving as a Dancer and a Teacher

Experience Great Tango!

Private Lessons by appointment, contact: tangoilona [at] gmail [dot] com

TUESDAY TANGO CLASSES - WEEKLY (pdf) Polish Hall 206 Beverly St, Toronto

    • 7:00 - 8:00 Tango Technique Class - All levels of tango experience. No partner necessary.

      • COST: 8 Week Session, includes Practica:

      • One Class $100, Student with ID $50, Both Classes $160, Student with ID $80

      • Drop-in Classes Cost, includes Practica:

      • One Class $20, Both Classes $30

      • DETAILS: No partner necessary. Registration in class. Please wear non-rubber soled shoes.


      • · 8:00 – 11:00 Practice your Tango Dancing COST: $10 Drop In, Tango Class Students FREE

      • LOCATION: Polish Hall 206 Beverley St, South of St George, near Queens Park Subway


Tango Shoes Information

ISTANBUL Tango Dancing Hotspots by TangoILONA



Ten Golden Rules for Tango Dancing

Contact ILONA

Photos by Lukasz Bartosik, Lorne Wolk, Pat LaPenta, Elizabeth Sadowska, Toronto Star, ReporTango New York, and other contributors.

Classes & Events Workshops Videos Reviews Links

Tangerine-Tango Contact TangoILONA