Born in Rosario, Argentina, Mariano’s love of music and movement as self-expression began with studies in music theory and contemporary and Latin dance. As a teenager, he was introduced to tango through Argentina’s milongas, which gave him a deep sense of the traditions of tango as expression of culture.
Mariano has over ten years of professional experience teaching, performing and organizing tango events in South Florida including Florida Tango Encounter(2015 & 2017) and Miami Tango Weekend with Sexteto Milonguero & Los Totis(2018) and events with the world-renowned Cachivache Quinteto, Orchestra La Juan D’Arienzo, Osvaldo Zotto and Sebastian Achaval and Roxana Suarez. Mariano has studied in Argentina and the United States with masters such as Roberto Maiolo, Diego Baldanza, Pablo Villarraza, Jorge Torres, and Gustavo Naveira, among others. He currently organizes, teaches and deejays two milongas in Miami, Miami Tango Club and TangOcho, one of the longest-running weekly milongas in South Florida.
He has been invited to DJ in Buenos Aires, Rosario, and throughout the United States (San Diego, Los Angeles, Tampa, Gulfport, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Houston, Chicago, Austin, New York, New Orleans) and at festivals including Fantasy Festival (Miami), Florida Tango Festival (Ft Lauderdale), Red Carpet Tango (Las Vegas), One City Tango Marathon (Newport News, VA), UTF Festival (Tampa), Tango Gypsy Marathon (Detroit) and the Honolulu Tango Marathon (Honolulu).