Born and raised in Argentina, Valeria Solomonoff is an award winning choreographer and dancer who has appeared in film, off Broadway and internationally. Valeria is the creator and director of “Tango por Ellos”, a show that received the 2010 ACE Award for best choreography. She also was creator, director and a dancer in “Tango Intimo”, an Off Broadway Show nominated for two ACE awards for best direction and best production. In May 2009, she shared the stage with Placido Domingo as part of his “From My Latin Soul” show. She was the choreographer and a dancer in the 2008 film “The Caller,” starring Frank Langella and Elliott Gold. She was the choreographer of the plays “Dona Flor y Sus Dos Maridos” and “Locos de Contento” at Manhattan's Repertorio Espanol Theater and the plays “Let’s Speak Tango” and “Compania”. Valeria also choreographed for “Tango Glamour” an all women tango show that premiered in Teatro Solis, Uruguay’s main theater. Valeria received twice first prizes for her solos at Argentine dance festivals. Upon moving to the United States in 1995, she founded, co-directed and choreographed for “TangoMujer”, the first all- female tango company with whom she toured extensively (1996-2006) under the auspices of the New England Foundation for the Arts grants. As a dancer she has partnered stars of Tango Argentino, Tango Pasion and Forever Tango. She is proud to have performed for the president of Argentina at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center. Other venues where she performed include Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Jacobs Pillow, Skirball Center, Herbst Theater (USA) Tanzhaus and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Germany). She appeared in the television PBS documentary titled “Surrender Tango” by Marcia Rock and danced for the promotions of Julio Iglesias and YoYo Ma’s tango CDs. Her performances and choreographies have been praised by publications as diverse as The New York Times, The Washington Post and Die Tageszeitung. “Stage presence is innate: Either you have it or you don't. Valeria Solomonoff has it,” wrote Pamela Squires in The Washington Post, November 2003 Valeria has studied tango, modern dance, ballet and choreography. Valeria also has an extensive teaching background. Besides teaching at Tango Festivals, Valeria has taught at Hunter College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the renowned Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Solomonoff teaches at Dance Manhattan where she has designed the current tango. The New York Post described her as one of New York's top Tango teachers.