Tango Sin Fronteras was founded by Sophia & Julio and Tammy & Chris, two tango professionals with a passion for international development and two international development professionals with a passion for tango. We are driven by our collective values of inclusion, hope, honesty, balance, determination, creativity, respect, flexibility, mindfulness, happiness, energy, passion and courage.
Sophia started dancing tango in Berlin when she was 17 years old. She has also lived in Buenos Aires, where she trained extensively with some of the best teachers in the world. She now teaches in Berlin and regularly takes part in competitions around the world. Sophia has won the UK and German Championship in Tango de Pista and the European Championship in Milonga. In 2019, she represented Germany in the Tango World Championship in Argentina where she made it into the final with Julio.
Julio discovered tango at the age of 17, when his parents obliged him to accompany his little sister to her tango lessons. At the time, he couldn’t imagine how much tango would affect his life. During his training he took lessons from great maestros such as Roberto Canelo and Valeria Eguía, Alejandra Armenti and Daniel Juárez, as well as Pablo Giorgini and Noelia Coletti. Julio was German tango pista champion and European milonga champion in 2018 as well as world championship finalist in 2016 and 2019.
Tammy has been deployed to some of the world’s toughest humanitarian crises including natural disasters, conflicts and droughts in Bangladesh, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Palestine, and Somaliland. She developed her passion for dancing when living in Peru and is a lover of Bachata, Salsa, Ballroom dancing and most recently, Argentine Tango. In her spare time she performs in dance shows, takes part in various dance competitions and enjoys dancing socially in milongas across London.
Chris worked for the British government for seven years before leaving the UK in 2011 to begin a career in international development. He has since worked in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ghana, Nepal, South Africa and Timor Leste, on issues including enhancing rule of law, gender equality and youth empowerment. After a brief flirtation with salsa, Chris started dancing tango in 2018 under the expert and ever-patient tuition of Sophia and Julio.