Rebecca Shulman has been affiliated with Dance Manhattan since 1994 helping develop the school's extensive Argentine tango program and curricula. Born in New York City, Rebecca studied classical ballet all her life and Contact Improvisation and yoga since 1993.
Her tango career began in 1991 with Daniel Trenner, with whom she began to perform and to visit Buenos Aires. Her Tango teachers include Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Gustavo Naveira and Olga Besio, Tete and Maria, Juan Bruno, and Antonio Todaro. She has performed with the finest dancers of her generation, and given workshops across the U.S. Students everywhere seek Rebecca's clear instruction on improvisation, technique, adornments, and musicality.
Rebecca was a co-founder and artistic director of TangoMujer, an all-women dance company which performed around the world from 1998 through 2006.
She was well known around the US, teaching workshops and performing throughout from 2002 to 2007.
More than a dozen of New York's current tango teachers are Rebecca's former students. Her dance partners after Daniel have included Omar Vega, Metin Yazir, Constantin Rueger, and Evan Griffiths.
Rebecca will be a Guest Instructor at You Should Be Dancing...! (412 8th Ave) for 6 weeks, Fridays, Jan 16-Feb 20.