Dancing, choreographing and teaching professionally for more than 25 years, Christy Coté began her career as a Ballroom and Latin dance instructor for Arthur Murray Dance Studios. For the past 9 years she has devoted her love of dance to Argentine Tango becoming one of San Francisco's most respected dancers and teachers. She has been featured locally on KVTU's Segment 2 Report with Bob MacKenzie, KPIX/Channel 5 Evening Magazine and nationally in Dance Spirit Magazine.
As the Creator and Director of the Academia de Tango Argentino at San Francisco's popular Metronome Ballroom she oversees and teaches a full schedule of group and private classes, workshops, practicas and Milongas. The Metronome ballroom boasts several certified Argentine Tango instructors trained by Christy in the DVIDA Argentine Tango Syllabus which she was instrumental in developing. Christy is also a DVIDA National Examiner in Argentine Tango.
Christy also co-hosts the popular Mariposa Argentine Tango Club Milonga. This is San Francisco's longest running Milonga.
Christy performs regularly with MonTango, Trio Garufa and other Tango musicians and produces monthly Tango shows at San Francisco's Peña PachaMama restaurant. She performs on the semi-annual Tango at Sea Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Lines where she is a special guest instructor. Christy has performed with various partners including Pampa Cortes and Oscar Mandagaran (both of Forever Tango fame), Daniel Lapadula (Buenos Aires), Marcos Questas (Las Vegas), Angel Garcia (New York City) and George Garcia (Honolulu) as well as with her performance group, The LiberTango Dancers for which she also directs and choreographs.
She has collaborated with The Lawrence Pech Dance Company to produce a Tango-Ballet fusion and with The Smuin Ballet for Michael Smuin's Tango Palace.
Choreography credits also include a multi-dance piece for Joan Baez for her performance in Teatro Zinzanni's Love, Chaos and Dinner.
Christy has shared her love of this dance teaching and performing Argentine Tango from San Francisco, to Las Vegas and as far away as Istanbul, Turkey and is looking forward to sharing this passion now with the Dance Vision family.