Nayla & Cristian  have been teaching & performing together since May 2012.They hold weekly group argentine tango lessons at RADA, and in different milongas in London and across the South of England.

They were awarded third position for the 2013 LUKAS AWARDS in the category Best Tango Teachers in the UK.

Cristian & Nayla's approach to lessons is based on the idea that all sequences and complex movements are made of simpler elements, and that by bringing together these simpler elements you can build your whole dance, Using this methodology they have seen great results in all of their students. All lessons are prepared and tried beforehand, complete with exercises for individuals and couples - and occasionally for the whole group.

NAYLA VACCA

Nayla Vacca started dancing Tango in 2001 along with Fernando Sanchez, in the classes of their teacher Alfredo Maldonado. Fernando later  became her first partner, and from that moment on her career in Tango began: They performed for four consecutive seasons at “La Casona del Teatro” - theatre of the Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires- with the show "Tango, Ciudadano del mundo" of the tango company La Maquina, toured around the world from 2004, working in different cities of Brazil, Italy, England, Switzerland,Germany, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Greece, taught classes and workshops, and performed both at milongas and international tango festivals. They were also part of the Olga Besio Ballet, working alongside other outstanding dancers like Federico and Ariadna Naveira(2008-2009).They have also worked at several milongas of Buenos Aires, including Salon Canning Parakultural, Club Sunderland, Confitería Ideal with Unitango,Porteño y Bailarín, and others, and also performed alongside the Orchestras Sans Souci, Las del Abasto, La Tubatango and Contratiempo. (2004-2008).

After separating from Fernando in 2009, Nayla danced briefly with other renowned dancers such as Ricardo Maceiras, " El Pibe Sarandí", Federico Naveira, Paulo Bidart and Cristian Sosa .

During the last 10 years, she has studied Tango with maestros Alfredo Maldonado, Olga Besio, Julio Balmaceda & Corina de la Rosa, Gustavo Naveira, Luciana Valle, Fernando Galera & Vilma Vega, Rubén y Sabrina Véliz, Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games, and Nito & Elba, to name a few.

CRISTIAN PETITTO

Cristian Petitto started his teaching experience in the martial arts within ITF (International Taekwon-do federation) at the age of 14, teaching all levels from children to adults and then continuing his training at the INEF University (National Institute of Physical Education) in Buenos Aires, where he also refined his teaching technique by studying psychology, pedagogy and methodology of learning.

Cristian's first approach to tango was in 2005, when he was asked by a friend (who at the time was giving group tango lessons) to join a class; he fell totally in love with the music and the dance. and simply could not stop dancing. Christian started taking lessons with Carla Calcaterra and several other renowned teachers such as Julio Balmaceda, Pablo Veron, Gabriel Angio, Omar Quiroga & Veronica Palacios, Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes, and Fernando Sanchez & Ariadna Naveira and has developed an effective pedagogical approach combined with infectious enthusiasm, passion and attention to detail.

​Since 2010 Cristian has organised group tango lessons at various London locations such as Imperial College, Notting Hill Art Centre and the Troubadour Gallery' and  has taught tango at many other venues such as  Milonga 8, The Dome, Tango Terra, Carablanca. Currently, he is teaching group lessons at RADA (Royal Academic of Dramatic Art)

Cristian & Nayla + Maria Solero with Nicola Benedetti