Simonida is a Boston-based Argentine tango teacher who offers regular group and private lessons for individuals and couples of all levels. She started dancing and teaching tango in San Francisco. In her extensive and frequent visits to Buenos Aires she has intensely studied tango with a variety of notable teachers, developing her own unique ‘signature’. Among her strongest inspirations are Natalia Games & Gabriel Angio, Carlos Gavito, and Jorge Dispari & Maria del Carmen.
In 2003 she moved to Boston and since then has been regularly teaching tango classes at MIT that are open to the general public. In 2007 she started teaching MIT students through the Department of Physical Education at MIT. In addition to regular tango classes Simonida also offers private instruction and choreographies for special occasions.
Since 2005 she has been the host and house-DJ of the popular Vida Mia Milonga in Somerville, MA, in which in more than a decade many notable Argentine tango performers, guest-DJs and -teachers have been featured. She has organized tango seminars for numerous visiting tango teachers. Holds a Doctorate in Law from Munich, Germany, and a Master of the Science of Law from Stanford University. Formerly in academia, Simonida became one of the first professional tango instructors in the US.
Svetislav Vuletić (age 16) grew up with the Argentine tango. He learned his first steps at the age of 7, and soon began participating in the group classes taught by his mother, Simonida Ceković-Vuletić, in Boston. He became passionate about the dance, and started making regular trips to Buenos Aires with his mother to study and dance tango. Sveta performed at a milonga for the first time at the age of 12, partnering with NYC-based Carolina Jaurena at his mother’s popular Vida Mia Milonga in Boston. Since then, he has performed in New York City and various other cities in the US, as well as in Buenos Aires. His performances include both performances at milongas and exhibitions on stage with a live orchestra. Sveta regularly teaches private lessons and group classes of all levels in Boston with his mother.
Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2VJoKgG1eglAyJ7O2azegQ
Sveta with Analia Centurion, stage with live orchestra: Danzarin, QuinTango Orchestra
Sveta with Analia Centurion, stage with live orchestra: Milonga nocturna, QuinTango Orchestra
Simonida & Sveta: Color cielo (Juan D’Arienzo)
Sveta with Analia Centurion: Parque patricios, milonga, (Canaro/Fama)
Sveta with Carolina Jaurena: Tristeza marina (Di Sarli / Rufino)
Sveta with Analía Centurión, Buenos Aires: Dichas que viví, vals (Biagi / Falgas)
Sveta with Carolina Jaurena, NYC: Recuerdo (Pugliese)
Sveta with Simonida, NJ: Noches de colón (Tanturi / Castillo)
Sveta (here age 12) with Carolina Jaurena: No mientas (D’Arienzo / Echagüe)
Selected Projects & Dances:
Simonida & Sveta: Catamarca (Di Sarli)
Simonida & Sveta: El flete, Juan D’Arienzo
Simonida & Sveta: Silueta porteña (Francisco Canaro / Roberto Maida)
Simonida & Sveta: Otra noche (Di Sarli / Podestá)