About Us

     LEE SAGER is the creator and developer of TANGO PANTERA, as well as being an Argentine Tango teacher, producer, and organizer, based at Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ. A native of Colts Neck, NJ, he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, in 1989. Having been professionally trained in New York City and Buenos Aires, Argentina, by some of the world's renowned Argentine Tango artists, notably Viviana Parra, Carlos DeChey, Karina Romero, and Mariela Franganillo, he opened Tango Pantera in September 2007, here in his native Monmouth County. Sager has taught in New York City, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bucharest, Romania, Philadelphia, PA, and Jersey City, NJ, before opening Pantera here in Middletown, NJ. Sager has recently brought Tango Pantera to Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, opening the doors to Argentine Tango to their students and faculty year-round on campus. Tango Pantera now runs regular events and classes in Middletown, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, West Long Branch, and Brick, NJ, and has been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, as well as being featured on local television.

   SILVANA BRIZUELA is an Argentine Tango dancer, teacher, and performer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began her studies at Escuela Nacional de Danzas and continued on at the world-renowned and highly prestigious Teatro Colon, in Buenos Aires, where she obtained her post-graduate degree in Ballet and performed in various Opera and Ballet productions, including Giselle, Carmen, the Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Tannhauser. Afterwards, Silvana went on to highly esteemed Tetro Municipal General San Martin, continuing her dance and learning all of the major Contemporary Dance Techniques as well as Choreography Composition. She has studied tango under some of the world's best, including Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Eduardo Sotelo and Ivonne Laens, Rodolfo Dinzel, Julio Balmaceda, and Natalia Games, and has performed and taught in Buenos Aires, New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, and Pennsylvania, and now Middletown, NJ, with Tango Pantera.

Lee & Silvana of Tango Pantera

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