Yanina Valeria Quiñones and Neri Luciano Piliu have been dancing together since 2006. They were professionally trained at the Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino (ACETA) by famous milongueros and teachers such as Carlos Perez and Rosa, Pupi Castello, Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Gerardo Portalea, Toto Faraldo and Milena Plebs, amongst many others.
They took part in tango competitions in Buenos Aires where they won first place in both Tango Salon and Escenario: Pre-World Champions-North Zone Tango Salón in 2006/2007, Pre-World Champions West-South Area Tango Show in 2006, Baradero Festival Champions Tango Escenario in 2006, and they won second place in the Tango Salon World Championship in 2008, which is held annually in Buenos Aires.
Since then, they have performed at some of Buenos Aires’ most well-known Milongas, such as Sunderland, La Baldosa, Salon Canning, Griciel, Porteno Bailarin, often accompanied by top-level orchestras such as Color Tango, La Orchestra de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, and La Orchestra Sans Souci.
They have also worked in some of the most important Buenos Aires theatres including Piazzolla Tango Show, Boca Tango, and Cafe Tortoni.
As teachers, they impart tango lessons in some of the most prestigious schools in Buenos Aires as Escuela Argentina de Tango and Escuela Carlos Copello, and in many countries all over the world as well (Japan, Italy, France, United Kingdom, and Russia).
Tango Rouge Company
Nowadays, you will find them working full-time with the Tango Rouge Company, their own tango company, in which they are artistic directors, choreographers, main characters, and dancers of their own company. They are also working with Natalia Hills’ dance company Tangueros del Sur and Tango x 2 with Miguel Angel Zotto.
They teach tango lessons in Salerno at their own academy. They are also tango teachers in Monopoli, Reggio Emilia, and Milan; they participate in workshops anywhere in Europe and in the most prestigious Argentine Tango’s Festivals as Firenze Tango Festival, Torino Tango Festival, Oxford Tango Festival, Senigallia Tango Festival, Frostbite Tango Festival (Finland), Tango D’Amore (Odessa), L’Aquila Tango Festival, and more.