Masha first encountered tango at a Tango Mercurio Weekend Bootcamp in 2010 and she knew from the very first steps that this was going to be a long lasting relationship. Since that fateful weekend, Masha has immersed herself in learning and growing as a tango professional, training in Argentina and around the US. The inspiration behind her dancing and class structure is the creation of a powerful and intimate bond of connection between partners. She considers herself fortunate to have had teachers who encouraged her to learn both the leading and following role. The understanding and compassion of this approach profoundly shapes the way she relates to her students, and the way her students relate to each other. Nothing makes her happier than seeing people leave their comfort zone to discover new, beautiful ways to connect, dance and express themselves. Masha is Tango Mercurio’s Executive Director.