TangoChelsea.com - Tango Argentino
Chelsea Eng
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentine Tango professional with over 20 years of experience in Dance: improvisation, choreography, performance, curriculum development, teaching, writing, and hosting tango travel to Buenos Aires. 22 trips to Argentina since 1994. 6 times (3 with CITA, 3 with Tanghetto) performing on the stage of the ND Teatro/Buenos Aires. Multiple performances in Buenos Aires milongas. Extensive training in modern dance and ballet. Training & experience in voiceover and on-camera acting.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Performance: Improvisation & Choreography 
  • Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino (CITA), Theater Shows 2017, 2016 & 2015 at ND Teatro; Opening Night (2016) & Closing Night (2015) at Confitería Ideal; Opening Night (2017) at Abasto Hotel/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
  • with electrotango band Tanghetto in 2015, 2014 & 2012 Tanghetto shows (Artistic Director: Max Masri) at ND Teatro/ 2016 at Salón Canning; 2017 at La Viruta/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
  • with Orquesta Victoria at Marines' Memorial Theater/San Francisco
  • Tango Addiction (Donna Sotiropoulos, Producer) mainstage show at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 
  • with Trio Garufa, Seth Asarnow, Marcelo Puig, Joe Powers, Tangonero & Claudio Ortega, Hugo Wainzinger, MonTango, and Tango No. 9
  • featured performer in Fashion Show by Buenos Aires-based fashion designer Viviana Laguzzi/Mimi Pinzon at USA Tango Championships 2015
  • Latin Eyes/national television
  • Diálogos on theatre row/Hollywood, California
  • Co-founded (in January 2004) the all-woman collaborative dance company Tango Con*Fusión. Choreographer-dancer with TCF for almost 11 years 
         Highlights with Tango Con*Fusión:
- with electrotango band Tanghetto in 2011 at 
- theater Sala Zitarrosa/Montevideo, URUGUAY
- Salón Canning/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
- Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino (CITA) 2010 & 2014 at Niño Bien/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA *as the first all-female company to perform at this long-running event
- Lady's Tango Festival at theater La Usina Del Arte/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
-Confitería Ideal/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
- International Dance Festival/New York City
- GlamourTango (Artistic Director: Polly Ferman) at Logan Square Auditorium/Chicago
- Leading Ladies of Tango at Herbst Theatre/San Francisco
- WestWave Dance Festival at YBCA Novellus Theater/San Francisco

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & TEACHING
  • was one half of the first all-female pair and the first American pair, to teach (and to present Lead-Follow Exchange as a topic - in 2010, 2014 & 2015 - and to teach 2 levels of same in 2016 & 2017) at the Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino (CITA)/Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
  • founder/creator (in 2000) of the popular Argentine Tango Program at City College of San Francisco; regularly teaches semester-length credit courses in Argentine Tango through CCSF's Izzy award-winning Dance Department: www.ccsf.edu
  • has substitute-taught Intermediate Ballet, Dance Conditioning and Yoga at City College of SF
  • since the mid-1990s - has taught at workshops & festivals in many U.S. cities {Portland (7 TangoFests), Las Vegas, Seattle, Philadelphia, Honolulu, San Diego, Los Angeles}, and at multiple international festivals in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

WRITING & VOICEOVER
  • wrote and voiced the voiceovers for Trading Places, a DVD on lead-follow exchange released by Tango Con*Fusión in celebration of the company's 10-year anniversary
  • writing has been published in The Queer Tango Book: Ideas, Images and Inspiration in the 21st Century; and in IN DANCE, San Francisco's long-running dance newsletter 
  • training (past & present) in voiceover & on-camera at Voice One/San Francisco

GRANT RECEIVED
Recipient of a CA$H Grant in Dance (a grants program of Theatre Bay Area, in partnership with Dancers' Group) for a collaborative project to be presented in San Francisco in 2016-17

EDUCATION
Master of Arts Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education - Dance Specialization
Stanford Graduate School of Education Stanford, CA, USA

Bachelor of Arts French, Dance Minor
Stanford University Stanford, CA, USA

Reiki practitioner with the Center of Living Light/New York City; 
Also trained through Reiki Center for Healing Arts/San Francisco  

CPR/AED/First Aid certified