A native of San Francisco, Ken Delmar studied under Harold Christensen
and Roberta Meyer at the San Francisco Ballet School. During his teenage
years, he was Richard Gibson's protage, principal dancer, and wunder
kind of the Bay Area.
After touring the world as principle dancer with five major dance companies,
in 1990 Ken unhesitingly embraced the Tango, studying extensively in
Argentina under the most reknowned milongueros. In 1995, he took second
place in the Buenos Aires Radio Tribu Tango Contest, an unprecedented
achievement for an outsider and in 1996, he performed tangos at the
Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
Since the 1990's Ken and Natasha have founded the four most important
milongas (Tango parties) in San Francisco- Mission Blue Milonga, Monte
Cristo, Studio 435 Broadway and Verdi Club. Recently, they founded Tango
Soma in San Francisco's famed South of Market community. They are also
the creators of the Argentine Tango Program at the Metronome Ballroom.
Ken has danced in castles, ampitheatres, piazzas, palaces, and the most
beautiful theatres between San Francisco and the Baltic Sea.
Ken's background as a professional dancer and an early adaptor of the
Argentine Tango in San Francisco makes him uniquely qualified to teach
Argentine Tango on a variety of levels and styles - from the simple
social dance to professional performances. Ken's emphasis on the roots
of the dance, technique, and the pure enjoyment of the act of dance
has made him a favorite for beginners to start their journey in Argentine
Tango. More experienced dancers tired of learning an endless array of
steps return to him rekindle their passion for the dance.
Ken's Resume click HERE.
Ken as Artistic Director of the Western Ballet Theater School. Click
pictures covering highlights of Ken's career click HERE.
For more information about Ken and his
dancing click HERE.
To see a quick times movie of Ken dancing and his students click HERE.
To see a quick clip of Ken dancing in a cafe- click HERE.
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