Carolina Jaurena

Influenced by her parents, a Bandoneon Master from Uruguay and a Tango singer from Venezuela, from an early age Carolina pursued a desire to perform. Her comprehensive dance background includes ballet, salsa, flamenco and capoeira, and she now specializes in Argentine Tango. She has worked with some of the most recognized names in the tango world: Jorge Torres, Fabian Peralta,Cesar Coelho and Hugo Patyn. Having been fortunate enough to work with some of the best, it comes as no surprise that Carolina’s career is filled with a long list of dance credits that includes, Tango & Tango at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Tango Fantastico at the Bellearyre Music Festival, on Broadway at Town Hall in the show “Tangos for la Milonga” with Romulo Larrea and in 2005 she traveled to Europe to perform with the Sudwestfalen Philarmonic at the Symphonic Tango night in Hilchenbach-Lutzel, Germany. In addition, she was also a featured dancer, singer and actress in the Two River Theatre Company production of Blood Wedding and performed in the Buenos Aires month celebration at the World Financial Center. She was also invited to perform at The 10th Annual Orlando International Fringe Festival in Florida, "Tango Summit" with the Panamerican Symphony Orchestra, and "100 años de tango, de Villoldo a Piazzolla" at the prestigious Solis Theatre in Montevideo, Uruguay. She performs regularly in New York City with Leonardo Suarez Paz's "Cuartetango" and at the Thalia Spanish Theatre in Queens. Carolina is also a much sought after performer in television and film, having appeared on such shows as Fox 5 “Good Day New York” with Penny Crone, "Today in NY" on NBC. In 2006 she was a first prize winner on the popular program Sábado Gigante on Univision. However, the height of her professional career was marked by her role as a primary dancer in the feature film Random Hearts directed by Sidney Pollack and starring Harrison Ford. Carolina talents are not just limited to teaching, but she is a much respected and sought after instructor as well. Over the years, she has been invited to perform and teach at several Dance Festivals including; The Colorado Dance Festival, The D.C. Tango Festival, The Boston Tango Festival, and the "Tango Norte” 2007 Stockholm Tango Festival. Most recently, Carolina was invited to teach at Nashville Tango and performed with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra in Tennessee, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and performed with “Tango Five” at the Einhalden Festival in Germany. This, Carolina performed with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra and Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and was a part of the Evolution Tango Show in Dallas, Texas

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