Liz developed a passion for Tango in 1993, and then travelled to Buenos Aires to learn the dance and study its origins. She subsequently founded The Tango Club in London in 2000 to promote Argentine Tango.
Having trained as a gymnast, she now combines her knowledge of physical movement with the spontaneity of Argentine Tango. This has resulted in a teaching method which gives dancers of all abilities a sound basis in the principles of tango, making it accessible and fun. She has been invited to teach a number of specialist groups including musicians and business teams.
Liz has worked with TV and film productions advising, teaching and performing. She now teaches at The Tango Club, and together she and Greg have taught and performed live and for several television productions.
Grant is originally from New Zealand and has always had a keen interest in all kinds of sports, but his main passions were surfing and martial arts. With Grant’s father being a professional musician, there was always music in the house and this encouraged Grant’s other passion, playing bass guitar, which he did in a rock band.
He was introduced to tango by his sister in Auckland. On moving to London it quickly became a passion. He has been part of the Tango Club team for several years and also teaches at other London tango venues. He is very active on the London tango scene and can be seen dancing somewhere most nights of the week, where he is much sought after.
Grant has always worked with physical disciplines that demand balance. His thorough understanding of how this works in the body, his continual search for improvement and his spirit of inquiry make him an exacting and committed teacher.
Nefra is a professional dancer, teacher and movement coach. Trained from an early age in ballet, and later contemporary, mime, drama, temple dancing and Nia, she has danced internationally and taught at, amongst other places, the Rambert School, Morley College and Pineapple. She was introduced to Argentine tango in 2003 and, excited by its unique and subtle combination of activation and receptivity, she has been studying it since that time.
Nefra has been teaching at The Tango Club since 2008 where she has taught classes in Nia (a fitness fusion of dance, martial and healing arts) and Ready to Dance, a class to help untrained dancers discover necessary technique to bring ease and confidence to their dancing. She has also taught Tango.
Gregory Warren Wilson
Gregory is a professional musician, poet and dancer. He trained at The Royal Ballet School from the age of 10 to 16. He studied violin and composition at the Royal College of Music, gaining his ARCM diploma in performance with honours. He also qualified as a Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher.
As a violinist Greg now records, broadcasts and performs internationally. He has a particular interest in working with dancers, regularly performs with Rambert Dance Company at Sadlers Wells, London. He has published four collections of poetry, most recently The Mercury Fountain (Enitharmon, 2009) for which he was given an Arts Council award.
Passionate about Argentine Tango he is now an occasional teacher with Liz at the Tango Club and together they have been invited to both teach and perform for several television productions and live performances. Having trained as a classical dancer and violinist Greg is able to draw on an unusually deep comprehension of movement and musicality, both as a performer and a teacher.