GD Tango represents the partnership of dancers Guillermo De Fazio and Giovanna Dan. The Argentine Tango duo, hailing from Buenos Aires, joined forces after bonding over their shared experience of being raised by artistic families, as both spent their childhoods immersed in music and the unique expressions of Argentina's culture. While Giovanna grew up behind theatre curtains watching her tango dancer mother and musician father on the stages of the world, Guillermo, son of a classical pianist, learned multiple disciplines at his grandmother's Academy of Argentine Arts and Culture in Buenos Aires. With tango performance art as a part of their heart and soul, the duo has been showcasing their talents around the world together since 2015, and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
In addition to promoting and teaching Argentine tango in the United States, Guillermo and Giovanna also create their own productions and perform at global events. Their work has taken them all across the U.S. as well as South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GD Tango most recently completed a show residency at La Casa del Tango in Dubai, and also performed at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony for a nationally broadcast PBS special. The pair has choreographed commercials and TV projects in Los Angeles, and dance frequently on Spanish language television for Telemundo and Univision. Guillermo and Giovanna continue to grow their enterprise and perform their signature project, an independently produced and award-winning show called "Once Upon a Tango."
They are currently the directors and choreographers of the show "Tango Argentina" by Columbia Artists, touring the United States.
Guillermo De Fazio of performing sibling duo Los Hermanos Macana, is a world renowned Argentine tango performer, choreographer, and teacher. Born to a musician mother and raised in Buenos Aires, Guillermo and his brother studied tango and other popular dances from an early age. In 1995, Los Hermanos Macana made their tango debut, and by 1998 they had invented the choreography for "Mala Junta," a project that would lead them to dance in the most prominent theaters and events worldwide. The brothers found success in various artistic ventures, such as the Robert Duvall film "Assassination Tango," a shared performance with Placido Domingo, and an invitation from famed ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance at an art festival. In 2012, Los Hermanos Macana founded their very own entertainment company, Tango Macho. With the original sibling duo on center stage, Tango Macho expanded to feature skilled dancers and tango musicians from Argentina. Tango Macho brought the brothers to Los Angeles, where Guillermo currently resides. Since his professional partnership with Giovanna in 2015, Guillermo has focused on producing and touring with GD Tango.
Giovanna Dan was raised in Los Angeles with Argentine tango flowing through her veins. As the daughter of legendary dancer and Forever Tango star Zita Gonzalez, Giovanna inherited a passion for dance, beginning her formal education at the age of 4. Giovanna stayed close to her cultural roots by dancing Argentine folk, eventually deciding to follow in her mother’s footsteps and pursue tango. With the goal of preserving and promoting Argentine culture, Giovanna took a special interest in Argentine Folk Dancing and became one of the first women to specialize in the boleadoras Gaucho Act. With extensive training in various dance styles,Giovanna expanded her knowledge into the realm of dance theory by earning a Bachelor's degree in Dance Studies from UCLA. Giovanna has performed globally in various tango and folklore productions with Master Gaucho Productions, Tango Macho, Tango Buenos Aires, and Tango Under the Stars with the LA Philharmonic Symphony. Giovanna's current work is dedicated to developing projects with GD Tango, performing, and teaching around the world.