Mike Malixi and Carrie Field have been featured instructors at Denver, San Diego and Albuquerque Tango Festivals. Mike founded Taos Tango Studio in 2009 and they have been teaching together ever since. Mike and Carrie have taught for the University of New Mexico and have enjoyed traveling to teach workshops in Tango communities around the US. Mike and Carrie have followed their passion to Buenos Aires many times to immerse themselves in study.
Their teaching is strongly rooted in technique and a playful understanding of the structure of Tango. They believe in fostering body awareness in students and offering tools for the development of the dancer as an individual.
Mike Malixi has been dancing his entire life. As a youngster, he often found himself in the middle of the break dance circle. He practiced Kendo and wakeboarding in his teens. Dancing Tango since 2002, Mike started teaching in 2006 in Montana. He has performed with Luciana Valle, Tara Fortier and Alicia Pons. He encourages his Tango students see all the possibilities and be able to create their own dance.
Carrie Field holds a Bachelors degree in Dance/Arts and Social Change, She performed and toured professionally as a modern dancer for many years. Carrie began dancing Tango in 2005. She has been teaching Pilates, Yoga and Gyrotonic® since 1993 and holds certifications in all three practices. Owner of Taos Pilates Studio and Founder of Tango Inform, Carrie brings a passion for the mechanics of the moving body to Tango.