“Sandra Antognazzi’s strikingly quiet, powerful presence made each stretched calligraphic pose count...”- The New York Times
Sandra Antognazzi was born and raised in Argentina. Her professional career spans over two decades in performance, choreography and teaching.
A fascination with her native tango grew into a full time passion. Sandra studied with young and old tango masters, all of whom inspired her in many different ways.
Mrs. Antognazzi has partnered with some of Argentina’s leading Tango dancers. Sandra’s most recent tango credits include performing, directing and/or choreographing for Pablo Aslan’s Avantango, Todo Tango with the Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tango & Tango with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Leonardo Suarez Paz’ Cuartetango in venues such as Town Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Queens Theater in the Park Summer Festival, Spanish Repertory Theater.
In 2000 Mrs. Antognazzi created FUSION TANGO, a company that fuses tango with modern dance. Since then the company has toured in the US and performed at many different venues and festivals, featuring some of Argentine Tango’s most celebrated dancers and musicians.
In Argentina Sandra performed with celebrated choreographer Ana Maria Stekelman, Director of Tangokinesis. She was awarded First Prize at "Concurso de Ballet y Danza" and received a Special Award from the Jury for Best Soloist.
In New York Sandra was a principal dancer with the Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Company, Mary Anthony Dance Theater and Errol Grimes Dance Group. Upon arriving in New York Sandra had a scholarship to study with renown Jennifer Muller/The Works.
Sandra has been teaching dance since 1990.
She has been Dance Faculty at BCCollege from 2001 -2011. Since 2002 Sandra is Adjunct Faculty at the School for Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College, teaching Modern Dance and Tango.
Most recently Sandra directed and choreographed FUSION TANGO’s new All-Star cast show and toured in Canada with Ensemble Romulo Larrea's Tangos De Gardel A Piazzolla.
“Argentine dancer Sandra Antognazzi was memorable in her portrayal...”-ATTITUDE DANCE MAGAZINE
“Blissful betrayal... Fusion Tango delightswith dance’s seduction and treachery... Ambiguity and deceit permeate the evening... A wonderful performance... accompanied by a throbbing orchestra." THE STAR LEDGER
“FUSION TANGO and the game of seduction. Intricate legwork... Sandra Antognazzi and her partner are natural dancers. They offered a performance that portrayed elegance, dancing as if moved by an inner flow...” DIARIO HOY