We are so thrilled to present John Singletary and Rachael Scheinman from Durham Tango! Please read on to know more about these amazing dancers and get tickets to come to our annual fundraiser event!
John Singletary began dancing the tango ten years ago and has since danced around the world- from Argentina to Italy to Spain, France, Singapore, and across the United States. Following his heart, he has adapted this type of dance into a lifestyle: improvisational, meaningful, exciting, and intimate. He is a beloved tango teacher and believes that the absence of percussion in tango leaves a lot of the dance’s movements open to interpretation. For John, tango is beautiful. As a profession, John has been a chef for over twenty years and has been part of many successful food ventures.
Rachael Scheinman has been able to apply her 20 years of figure skating precision and artistry to her new passion in the dance of Argentine tango. Using the bold athleticism of figure skating as a foundation, she focuses on the extreme level of precision and subtle nuances that are essential to tango. She believes her connections with her dance partners are heartwarming and life-affirming.
Rachael has roots locally, nationally and across the pond in Greece. Many of her creative interests are shaped by her years attending Carolina Friends’ School, and the time spent overseas has given her a greater appreciation of experiencing and exploring global culture in many ways. Her career with an international trading company allows her to travel to many parts of the world, often finding time to pursue her new passion – tango!
Visit our Annual Fundraiser event page to purchase tickets and find more information on Revolutionaries in the Dark event!