Photo by Jeff Schneider
Our Director Patricia “Gigi” Jensen has dedicated more than two decades to the beautiful dances of Argentina.
Gigi worked for 17 years with the great Argentine dancer and choreographer, Pampa Cortés. In 1998, she and Cortés founded Tango A Media Luz, producing stage shows and cultural events. She later founded Tango & More Argentine Dance, teaching, performing and producing stage shows.
Ms. Jensen narrated programs at the California Academy of Sciences, Santa Clara University, BATango’s “Tango in the Square” and in “Así se baila el tango” on San Francisco television. She as been a guest on the radio numerous times in Argentina, Mexico, and in the US.
Ms. Jensen won the 1998 Grand Prix Championship at the San Francisco International Grand Ball competition and in 2011 at the Seattle Tangoearth Immersion tango competition. She and Ken Brown reached the Semi-Finals in the 2014 Argentine Tango USA championships.
Who We Are
Photo by Jan Rowe
An educator and avid downhill skier, Warren Jensen considered dancing a “maybe someday” goal. However, when his wife began to dance tango, he found himself attending classes, and eventually becoming an integral part of the teaching team. He studied with Argentine dance master, Pampa Cortés, and his partner Christy Cote, as well as maestro George Guim.
He has taught with his wife, Gigi, for twelve years in Oakland, Berkeley, Dublin, and now San Leandro. He was a guest instructor at California State Univesity East Bay. Warren has performed in numerous benefit and educational shows, at Stockton Folk Dance Camp, and BA Tango’s “Tango in the Square” program in Union Square in San Francisco.
Mr. Jensen was technical director for Tango A Media Luz, and continues in that capacity for Tango & More Dance.