While having dinner at her home, Lola Diaz (Tangopal & CITA co-director) had a striking idea: a ceremony where the work, effort and dedication in tango could be rewarded by peers. As a result, a few days later the awards PremiosTango were born. Certainly, she needed to spread the word, so after two months of hard work, more than a hundred invitees from almost every branch in tango’s creative industry heard a proposal to be part of the board of jurors. Articles of incorporation were soon presented and everybody was ready to go.
The first edition of Premios Tango was held on March, 10th 2018 in Buenos Aires.
The ceremony took part during a private dinner held at the Abasto Hotel. Followed by an After Party Milonga open to the public with the great music of Los Reyes del Tango.


We do not think of the awards as a competition. And, above all, they are no joke.
No one has to register to participate; we are all participating while we are working in tango.
PremiosTango do not want to reward a stranger, neither somebody's overall life experience or choose the best dancer in history. We intend to recognize the merit during the period of one year.
Therefore, the awards shall be given annually to honor outstanding artistic achievements and other merits in the world of tango. To be conferred only at an annual PremiosTango ceremony.

Premios Tango brindis


“Maybe we don’t know each other much, but surely you know my husband. For a long time, in different ways, he, Fabián Salas, tried to give recognition and pay homage to many colleagues. I've always found these acts something wonderful and one day I thought, why not do the same formally? And just like that, the Premios Tango were born.”



The world-wide qualifying run for 2020 begun January 1st., 2019, and continues through midnight of December 31st., 2019.
Our Board of Jurors will present the nominees starting January 1st., 2019 up to January 3rd., 2019. Two nominations will be made by each Jury for each award.
It's important to note that the nominees will be judged for their performance on 2019 only. Nobody will judge lifetime merits.
The final voting will take place between January 06th. and January 09th., 2020. The candidates with the most points will be presented as final nominees for each category.
*Voting for nominations and awards shall always be done by secret ballot. The ballots won't be disclosed.


17 categories were presented, among them the Tango de Oro. 2 Honorifics were also awarded.
These were the nominees and the marked ones were the awarded:

Best Photographer

Mejor fotógrafo

     Federico Paleo
     Marcelo Di Rienzo
    Michele Maccarrone

Best MUA (Make-up)

Mejor maquilladora y peinadora

    Sabrina Tonelli
     Sin Lápiz
     Yésica Lozano

Best Show / Spectacle

Mejor espectáculo

     El Cxuce Tango
     Tango in the Shadows

Best Orchestra

Mejor orquesta para bailar

     La Juan D’Arienzo
    Romántica Milonguera
     Solo Tango Orquesta

Best DJ

Mejor DJ

     Horacio Godoy
    Jorge Vacca – Punto y Branca
     Marcelo Rojas

Best Milonga / Práctica

Mejor milonga o práctica

     La viruta

     Pipí cucú
    Parakultural (Salón Canning)

Best Festival

Mejor festival

    A los amigos ITF
    Catania Tango Festival
    CITA – 20 años

Best School / Academy

Mejor academia o escuela

    Boulder Tango Studio
    DNI Tango
     Leandro Palou Tango Academy
     Proyecto-Tango Catania

Best Organizer

Mejor organizador de eventos

    Angelo Grasso
     Sofía Galanaki
     Vagner Ferreira & Lucía Junqueira

Best Choreography

Mejor coreografía

     Facundo Piñero & Vanesa Villalba
    Fernando Gracia & Sol Cerquídes
     Leo di Cocco & Carolina Giannini

Best Improvisation

Mejor improvisación

     Carlitos Espinoza & Noelia Hurtado
    Chicho Frúmboli & Moira Castellano
     Christian Márquez & Virginia Gómez
     Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso

Revelation of the Year

Revelación del año

     Germán Ballejo & Magdalena Gutiérrez
     Leo di Cocco & Carolina Giannini
    Mariela Sametband & El Peque Barrionuevo

Master of the Year

Mejor maestro

     Chicho Frúmboli
     Fabián Salas

    Gustavo Naveira

Follower of the Year

Mejor bailarina

    Ariadna Naveira
     Lucila Cionci
    Moira Castellano

     Sabrina Masso

Leader of the Year

Mejor bailarín

    Chicho Frúmboli
     Christian Márquez

     Pancho Martínez Pey
     Sebastián Arce

Couple of the Year

Pareja del año

     Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez
    Christian Márquez & Virginia Gómez
     Federico Naveira & Sabrina Masso

Tango de Oro

    Olga Besio


    Mayoral & Elsa María
    Raúl Bravo


We're working on it. Thank you for your patience! :)


Tango is global, it's international and it belongs to the world. Therefore, our Board of Jurors will be integrated by a broad spectrum of nationalities, not only limited to Argentina. We rely on them to set the Award’s strategic vision, and assure the fulfillment of its mission.
The panel consists today of approximately 150 juries in all. Not all jurors will judge all categories. Some of the juries might be nominees as well. There's no incompatibility. We take pride on being as objective as possible. Therefore, each Jury will be assigned based on experience, travels and current activity in the category they’ll judge.
Among the 2019 Board of Jurors you can find:
Adrián Veredice - Alberto Colombo - Alejandra Gutty - Alejandra Hobert - Angelo Grasso - Aníbal Lautaro - Ariadna Naveira - Ariel Yuryevic - Avik Basú - Carla Marano - Carlitos Espinoza - Carolina Bonaventura - Carolina Giannini - Cecilia Capello - Cecilia González - Celine Ruiz - Christian Márquez - Ciccio Aiello - Clarisa Aragón - Claudio González - Corina de la Rosa - Cristina Sosa - Dana Frígoli - Daniel Nacucchio - Daniel Oviedo - Diego Amorín - Eduardo Cappussi - Eduardo Saucedo - Elba Sottile - Eleonora Kalganova - Fabián Peralta - Fabián Salas - Facundo Piñeiro - Fausto Carpino - Federico Naveira - Federico Paleo - Fernanda Ghi - Fernando Carrasco - Fernando Galera - Fernando Gracia - Fernando Sánchez - Gisela Natoli - Giselle Anne - Graziella Pulvirenti - Guillermina Quiroga - Guillermo Merlo - Gustavo Naveira - Gustavo Rosas - Ignacio González Cano - Ishka Michocka - Jake Spatz - Javier Rodríguez - Jimena Hoeffner- Joe Corbata - Johana Copes - Jonathan Saavedra - Jonathan Spitel - Jorge Vacca Punto y Branca - José Fernández - Josefina Bermúdez - Juana Sepúlveda - Julio Balmaceda - Julio Bassán - Junior Cervila - Kicca Tomasi - Laura Mazzei - Lautaro Cappella - Leandro Palou - Leo Di Cocco - Lucia Mullins - Lucila Cionci - Magdalena Gutiérrez - Maja Petrovic - Marcela Guevara - Marcelo Di Rienzo - Marcelo Ramer - Marcelo Rojas - Marcos Ayala - Marcos Questas - María Tsiatsiani - Mariana Flores - Mariela Sametband - Mario Morales - Marko Miljevic - Martina Waldman - Matthew Civil - Meredith Klein - Michele Maccarone - Moira Castellano - Nadim Sawaya - Natalia Ochoa - Nick Jones - Nito Garcia - Noelia Barsi - Noelia Hurtado - Octavio Fernández - Olga Besio - Pablo Inza - Pablo Pugliese - Pancho Martínez Pey - Paola Jean Jean - Paulo Bidart - Ricardo Calvo - Rilind Modigliani - Romina Levín - Sabino Supersabino Cirulli - Sabrina Masso - Sabrina Tonelli - Sandra Messina - Sarina Cassaro - Selva Mastroti - Silvia Fuentes - Silvia Rojas - Sin Lapiz - Sofia Galanaki - Sofiya Seminskaya - Sol Cerquídes - Stephanie Freneau - Vagner Ferreira - Virginia Gómez - Virginia Pandolfi - Yesica Lozano & More…


Premios Tango is non-profit and needs your aid to stay alive and happen every year.
> The funds collected will be solely spent on the making of the ceremony.
> Everyone supporting this event is invited to the ceremony (one invite per contribution).
> Minimum contribution is $150.
Thank you so very much, we deeply appreciate you help. :)


The next edition of Premios Tango will be held on March, 14th 2020 in Buenos Aires.
The ceremony will take part during a private dinner held at the Abasto Hotel.


You can do so, as well as learn who were the Judges for the Premios, here:


You can do so, applying online here:

Premios Tango created and directed by Lola Díaz. Produced by Tangopal.

My gratitude and appreciation  to our #1 investor Fabián Salas. Special thanks to all my colleagues and Abasto Hotel for inspiring this idea.

Premios Tango is non-profit.