GAYATRI MARTIN, an RN & yoga teacher, was born in New Zealand and has been studying
and dancing Argentine tango in New York City and Buenos Aires since
1998. Just 8 months after being caught by the tango bug, she travelled to
Buenos Aires and lead her first tour with dance partner.
Gayatri co-organized the first 3 NYC Summer Tango Festivals with
Lucille Krasne and has been the sole organizer since 2003. She also
co-organized then solo organized the NYC New Year's Eve Tango &
Salsa Party, Both which she originally co-hosted with Lucille Krasne.
Gayatri has been the sole organizer along with her 'Dream Team' of the Original USA TANGO CHAMPIONSHIP since 2005
Gayatri also created one of New York cities most elegant and successful
milongas , LA BOCA. Every Tuesday from November 2001 - December 2008
people wined, dined, danced experienced exceptional guest teachers,
musicians and performers in one of the loveliest Tango environments.
Out of her passions for Yoga and tango, and her
love for New Zealand and Buenos Aires, Gayatri founded "Tango Tours with
a Twist". Her tours pioneered the combination of tango with yoga
classes and sightseeing. She was also the first person to have an
intensive seminar tour and was fortunate to do so with the Legendary
late Carlos Gavito in the Dandi Mansion.
In addition to the many talented teachers of the
tours Gayatri has taken classes at Dance Manhattan, La Boca and in
Buenos Aires. she has also studied with renown teachers such as Carlos
Gavito, Omar Vega, Pupy Castillo, Pablo Pugliese, Mariela Franganillo,
Daniela Arcuri y Armando Orzuza and Ariel 'Rulo' Prilick,
Gayatri would like to pay special homage to the late Oscar, with whom
she had the good fortune to dance many tandas in many milongas on many
trips to Buenos Aires. She called him "mi companero de baile de Buenos