is a natural progression towards creating a full range of dance styles incorporated into one show program - from sizzling Salsa to Michael Jackson's male solo number, American Swing to Burlesque GirlZ we now offer a prime quality entertainment throughout US.
ABOUT THE ARTIST & THE FOUNDER
My name is Michael Nadtochi and I am the founder and director of Zum Entertainment & Argentine Tango Academy of New York. Being a professional dancer for 26 years my experience consists of performing, competing, choreographing and educating dancers and professionals all over the world.
I started dancing at the age of ten in Moscow, Russia, and ever since dance was the main focus of my life. By the age of eighteen as a successful performer/competitor in a global ballroom dance scene, I had won the title of Russian Youth Champion in 1994 and represented his country in a World Championship held in Slovenia.
I have travelled all over Europe (France, Germany, England, Denmark, Norway and other countries) and earned international recognition as a International Latin Dance competitor and with my moving to U.S. achieved even more success (awarded “Top U.S. National Dance Couple of the Year” in 2000). Internationally recognized dancer, I regularly appeared in music and dance festivals in US and abroad, corporate entertainment events and major concert halls and theaters, in addition to making numerous television, film and TV commercials appearances as a principal dancer.
After my ballroom career I focused on authentic Latin and South American rhythms. I studied Salsa with legendary Eddie Torres and Argentine Tango with the star of “Forever Tango” Broadway Show and Tony Award Winner Carlos Gavito, and at the same time I appeared in stage performances and National TV shows and commercials (Verizon TV commercial, American Express industrial film, “The Guiding Light” TV series, “Latin Fusion” off-Broadway show, “Fania All Stars” concert).
For the last 12 years I dedicated myself to studying, performing and teaching the art of authentic Argentine Tango.
Together with top professional dancer Zoya Altmark we have formed a partnership with the goal in mind to teach and perform our way of dancing Argentine Tango around the globe. Using our creativity and extensive experience gathered through other forms of dance training (Ballet, Modern, Tango, Ballroom, Salsa, Folklore) we are expanding the boundaries of the traditional Tango dance. We have received invitations to visit Italy, Russia and Israil touring in 2013 with our unique show program.
Angeles Chanaha: co-founder, professional dancer
Zoya Altmark: professional dancer
Marcelo "ChuLo" Manfredi: professional Tango dancer
"Forever Tango" show, Carlos Gavito, Osvaldo Zotto, Dancing With The Stars, "Tango Argentino", Michael Jackson showmanship, Rolling Stones on stage.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 5 - 45 minutes
Dance has been a part of ceremonies, celebrations and entertainment for thousands of years. There are a multitude of reasons why people all over the world hire dance performers...for some it is about adding that special touch to their event and creating a magical atmosphere...or perhaps the idea is to surprise your guests with a beautiful couple dancing passionate Argentine Tango or hot Latin Mambo...
Our trained dancers love to perform for an audience and their goal is to evoke a response from those who are watching - the audience is never left untouched!
Sound system, dressing room
We always prefer to know in advance information related to the performing area:
size and type of the dance floor, DJ & sound system, lighting and the particular order of the event.
The more information we have - the better quality show we will deliver!
2006: 12 gigs
2007: 15 gigs
2008: 19 gigs
2009: 20 gigs
2010: 15 gigs
2011: 18 gigs
2012: 10 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Festival, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Launch Party, Private Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Workshop