Meredith Klein has been dancing tango for 22 years, including three years spent living in Buenos Aires. For the past 13 years, she has run the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. Over the past three years, the school has become one of the most prolific presenters of live tango music in the United States.
With her dance partner, Andres Amarilla, Meredith has taught around the world, from Australia to Europe, and from South America to more than 40 cities in North America.
Meredith organizes the Philadelphia Tango Festival and the Fishtown Salon Concert Series. She is incredibly proud to be one of the producers of the exquisite online concert series, Tango en la Terraza, filmed in Buenos Aires by producers Yael Szmulewicz, Juan Villarreal and Tan Kurttekin. In July 2021, she is organizing a celebration of the Astor Piazzolla Centennial, including milongas, concerts, workshops, lectures and a masterclass. You can learn about the Philadelphia Piazzolla Festival here.
On September 30, 2019, WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia aired a beautiful show on Argentine tango, featuring performances and interviews by pianist Emiliano Messiez, bandoneonist Leandro Ragusa, and dancers Gustavo Rember and Meredith Klein. The show offers an up-to-the-minute view of the state of tango music today, and the ways that tango dance and tango music are influencing each other.
Please take a few moments to watch and listen!