MEET MONA!

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
In France – Vitry-sur-Seine to be precise, a Parisian suburb.

HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER TANGO?
In College. I was supposed to go to a salsa class but a friend said “Let’s try tango instead!” Never went to salsa after that…

ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO TANGO
Perseverance!

CAN YOU DESCRIBE TANGO IN 3 WORDS?
Soothing & Intense (Simultaneously!), delightful.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT EXCHANGING ROLES?
I think something obvious about having experienced both roles – be it thoroughly or occasionally –  is that it makes you aware of what your partner feels. But on a more personal level it can also give you a great sense of balance and accomplishment.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT DANCING TANGO?
Just one? That’s tough..
To feel completely and totally immersed in one thing.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE CURRENTLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT OR WORKING ON AS A TANGO DANCER?
How to explain/translate things that sound simple to me but are difficult – or just new – to a beginner. Being able to break those movements down and understand them myself to be able to communicate clearly about them.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TANGO SONG/ORCHESTRA?
I love the song que falta que me hates! And pugliese in general, even though it’s hard to dance on.

WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES (BESIDES TANGO) DO YOU ENJOY
Hiking, to find myself isolated but surrounded by nature. Cooking! Dancing other things than tango! Listening to music from everywhere!

IF YOU WERE TO WIN THE LOTTERY, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR TIME?
I would go hiking for a very long time. I could hike through the Pacific Crest Trail, or maybe through the Great Smoky Mountains. I would need to train more before. And After.. I would want to share it, with people who need it in my family maybe.

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