Carina Moeller creates an intimate and authentic tango experience, both in Triangulo's classes and milongas. You feel like you've been welcomed into Carina's home; there's a great vibrancy to Triangulo and its dancers.-- Jay D.
Carina Moeller is an accomplished classically trained dancer who studied modern dance, ballet, tap, and jazz at the Stage School of Dance and Drama, the G. Baudach Ballet Institute and the Ellys Dance School in Germany. She graduated with honors in modern dance from DANCEWORKS Berlin and earned her theater degree from the Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin. After dancing professionally and performing with modern and theater dance groups all over the world, in 1995 Carina moved to New York City and danced with the Doris Humphrey Repertory Company.
In love with Argentine tango since her early theater days in Berlin, Carina combined passion and profession and pursued a career in Argentine tango. Her teachers have included Fabian Salas, Pablo Veron, Gustavo Naveira, Danel and Maria Bastone, Julio and Corina Balmaceda, Chicho and Lucia, and Mingo Pugliese.
In 1998, in the heart of Manhattan, Carina realized her dream and opened her own dance studio devoted to Argentine tango: Triangulo. Carina is known for her engaging and precise teaching style, and her tango teaching method has been described as the “Zen of tango”. She creates a completely stress-free atmosphere, particularly appreciated by novice and seasoned dancers alike, and she is a supportive and patient instructor. In addition to her regular and continuous classes at Triangulo, she has taught at the Spanish Institute and the Argentine Consulate in Manhattan, at Yale University, at City College, at Fordham University, at the Trevor Day School, at Bond Street Theater, and more. She has given workshops in Germany at the Theater Monsun in Hamburg, in Karlsruhe. and in Italy.
She has appeared on the Isaak Misrahi Show, teaching tango to Molly Shannon from Saturday Night Live. And she was a guest in the Martha Stewart Living Radio, on the Sirius satellite radio network, for an hour-long interview about women entrepreneurs and the creation of their businesses. Carina is a frequent guest teacher at the Stella Adler Theater School, and assisted Steve Cook on several movement projects for the Stella Adler Studio.
Carina’s Triangulo has been featured on ABC, on NYC TV’s Cool The Code, in the National Herald Tribune, Vogue magazine, The Economist magazine, The Villager newspaper, and numerous New York newspapers, magazines, and guidebooks.
Saturday Matinee Milonga
Tangueros and Tangueras,
Our Matinee Milonga will be SUSPENDED SATURDAY MAY 18TH.
As well, be advised that the Saturday Matinee Milonga’s season will celebrate its last event for the 2013 season SATURDAY MAY 25TH. Come join us!
View our schedule for May: Month at a Glance.
Beginner Deluxe Spring Package
New to Tango? Sign up for our Spring Special and get Unlimited Beginner Classes (3x per week) for the month and four Wednesday practicas. Our best deal for the new tanguera or tanguero. Just $110 Sign Up!
Free Absolute Beginner’s Workshop
Fri May 31 ◊ 8:45-9:45 ◊
June 2 ◊ 4:30-5:30 ◊
Interested in trying tango for the first time? Stop by to this free Absolute Beginner Workshop! The perfect tool to learn more about this beautiful dance. Bring a friend, and come immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Argentine Tango. No experience or partner necessary.
Milonga Frenzy at Triangulo!
Mondays ◊ Intro to Milonga ◊ 6:30-7:30 ◊ Laure ◊ Sign Up!
Mondays ◊ Milonga Rhythms (Pre-Int & Up) ◊ 8:30-9:30 ◊ Carolina & Andres ◊ Sign Up!
Saturdays ◊ Adv. Beg. Milonga ◊ 3:00-4:00 ◊ Dante ◊ Sign Up!
Delve deeper into this rhythmical variation of tango as you focus on patterns and variations unique to milonga, including double time, traspie, and more. Our studio offers levels suitable for all dancers to take part in this joyous variation of tango. These classes will give you the tools to dance to this faster rhythm. You will learn the fundamentals of dancing to milonga (the rhythm) so you never have to sit out another tanda at a milonga (the social dancing event) again!
Tue/Fri/Sat/Sun ◊ Varied times
What could be better than a cozy evening of dancing as your favorite DJs spin the best mix of classic and alternative? We don’t know either. Join us at various nights through out the week for a tango soiree, and enjoy the complimentary refreshments and delightful company!
For a list of DJs please click here.