2016 Las Puestas Tango Marathon DJs
Michelle McRuiz - Albuquerque, NM

Michelle McRuiz has been a tango DJ for five years and a dancer for more than 30. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, African, belly dance, and flamenco. But her heart belongs to Argentine tango, which she has danced for eight years. Michelle has DJ'd at the Las Puertas Tango Marathon; the Albuquerque Tango Festival; Casa Tango in Salida, CO; the Tucson Tango Festival; the Arizona State University Tango Experience; the Genesis Milonga in San Francisco; and the Austin Spring Tango Festival. She also DJs regularly at Tango Club of Albuquerque milongas and practicas, at Milonga de las Puertas in downtown Albuquerque, at Two Moon Tango in Santa Fe, at Santa Fe Tango milongas, and occasionally in Taos.


Paul Akmajianli

Paul Akmajian has been dancing tango since the late 90s and has been a steady DJ in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and now Tucson for the last 10 years. Paul has DJ’d at many major festivals, marathons and milongas around the country, from Baltimore to Portland and beyond. As a DJ, Paul is known for keeping everyone energized and dancing long into the night by playing the best, most familiar, time-tested and dancer-approved music from the Golden Age of Tango.


Matt Kropp - Albuquerque, NM

Matt took up learning Tango Argentino over 10 years ago as a path to self-improvement. To his surprise, tango has not only has changed him mentally and emotionally, but as you can see it has improved him physically too. When he began noticing these changes, he took up DJing for tango as a way of bringing about similar changes in his fellow dancers. He hopes you will join with him in celebrating this transformative dance through his carefully crafted tandas.
Evening Milonga DJs

Friday Evening Opening Milonga - Matt Kropp
Saturday Evening Milonga - Paul Akmajian
Sunday Evening Milonga - Pablo Rodriguez

Afternoon Milongas

Saturday Afternoon Milonga -Leslie Jones
Sunday Afternoon Milonga - Garth Bawden
Monday Brunch Milonga - Michelle McRuiz
Afternoon Milongas
The 2016 Las Puertas Tango Marathon
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