About Me

I have been dancing Tango since 2009 when I traveled the first time to Argentina. I happened to see a Tango street performance and immediately felt a strong connection to this wordless and deep dance. 

My dance journey began as a little girl in Zürich with ballet & jazz, and later Oriental Dance. By the time I was 25, Oriental Dance had turned into a career that took me on tours throughout Europe and the Middle East.

During this time I also studied Social Work and Coaching, which took my understanding in methodology of teaching to a deeper level.


In 2012 I moved to Buenos Aires to study dance, understanding more about the culture and in generally to soak up tango. 

I was fascinated by the possibilities of wordless communication improvised between two dancers.

Within a few years, I was teaching tango professionally at the world-reknowned DNI Tango School in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I danced in productions created by the school's director and internationally recognized choreographer Dana Frigoli and later Melina Brufman for the DNI Tango Company and exhibited in Milongas in Buenos Aires and on Tours abroad.

DNI Tango and the incredibly well-organized teaching system gave me a clear idea how to teach from beginners to advanced students in a process-oriented way.

My fascination with the body as a wonderful tool of expression also guided me to train for over 6 years now in advanced yoga studies (500+hrs certified), along with training in other disciplines as Release and Pilates. 

Based on that I developed the Dance Your Flow Classes, where I work on body awareness, alignment and anatomy of movements. Combined are other dance techniques that focus on breathing, muscle relaxation and the use of gravity to facilitate efficient movement in your tango. Also combined are other dance techniques that focus on breathing, muscle relaxation and the use of gravity and momentum to facilitate efficient movement in your tango.

Since I began to dance Tango, I have studied and worked with a variety of internationally-celebrated Tango teachers, have qualified as Semifinalist in the Campeonato de la Cuidad de Buenos Aires 2023 and Finalist in the Campeonato para Mujeres en el rol Conductor 2018.

My main goal in teaching nowadays is to refine Tango steps and the flow of their movement in order to give you an understanding of motion that is independent of whichever tango style you choose.


“There is a universal language in which all people everywhere can express themselves and understand one another. It is the language of movement…(t)he art of body movement is dance. It is the primary art because everything we do involves movement.”  – Barbara Mettler

"I am a witness of the amount of bodies - minds - spirits (including myself!) that Lya has touched with incredible love and subtlety in the activities she proposes...If you are dance-oriented, from her solid background in dance and yoga she will offer you a wide range of tools to help you move organically and healthily. What is more, she'll make apparently complex mechanisms very simple to understand!"
Dulce L.
Professional Tango Teacher, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"It’s the subtleties that can change the whole level of your dance, Lya takes these and expands upon them in a gentle, detailed and really fun way."
Sanna P.
Victoria, Canada

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