Narrative Tango Tours was co-founded by Cyrena Drusine, a professional tango dancer from New York City. Cyrena came to Buenos Aires seven years ago and fell in love with the tango in Buenos Aires. In 2007, one year after beginning tango, Cyrena won the first US tango championship and that same year finished as a finalist in the World Tango competition in the category Tango Salon in Buenos Aires. She also completed a Masters at New York University in Performance Studies in 2008, where she wrote her thesis on the sensual experience of tango in Buenos Aires. Cyrena has traveled to the United States, Europe, Asia and other regions of South America performing and teaching tango.
Francisca was born in Oporto, Portugal in 1983 and started to dance classical ballet at the age of 6. She also studied contemporary dance and jazz. In 2001 she started working as a dancer and dance teacher. She fell in love with Argentine Tango when a group of Argentinean dancers gave a workshop in Portugal. At the same time she also began her studies in Architecture at Oporto’s Architecture College. In 2005, Oporto’s College asked her to choose a city for a one-year exchange program. She immediately thought about Buenos Aires where she would be able to combine her passion for Architecture and Tango. She arrived in Buenos Aires in 2006 and after one year she was completely engrossed with the city and its essence.
Naomi is a Japanese American raised in both the US and Japan. In 2002 she fell in love with Tango, and started her path as a professional Tango dancer. She was frequently visiting Buenos Aires and avidly teaching and performing around the US. In 2013, she won the Official USA Argentine Tango Salon Championships, bringing her to Buenos Aires to compete in the World Championships where she became one of the finalists. Her love for the city reignited, where she took her final decision to leave her beloved home in California to indulge in a life of Tango. Right away, she started dancing in the streets of Caminito, La Boca. She also performed in various milongas as well as danced in the exclusive "Rojo Tango" show in the Faena Hotel alongside the Maestro, Carlos Copello. She continues to breathe and enjoy the culture of Tango in the mecca, as she gets to experience the exciting Portena life. As she likes to say "Tango is not just a dance, it's a way of life, the culture, the history, and the people"!
Co-Founder and former Business Director of Narrative Tango Tours, Elizabeth fell quickly in love with the tango after first visiting Buenos Aires in 2007. A seasoned public relations professional, she has worked with various start-ups and arts organizations including L2 Inc. and New York Live Arts, among others. A dancer since age six, she has performed on stages in Argentina, France and the United States. Elizabeth received her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She currently lives in New York City, where her work focuses on the intersection of the arts and business.