Photo: Kicca Tomassi

Photo: Kicca Tomassi

Cyrena Drusine began her life as a dancer and performer as a ballet dancer in New York City. She studied at The School of American Ballet for 10 years and performed with The New York City Ballet as a child and the Pacific Northwest Ballet when she was 18. In addition to ballet, Cyrena has studied various dance forms such as Jazz, Contemporary, West-African, Hip-Hop and Salsa. She is also a Pilates instructor and has been practicing Pilates for 20 years. In 2006 Cyrena started dancing Tango in Buenos Aires where she studied with various Tango masters, such as Rodolfo Dinzel and Carolina Bonaventura and Francisco Forquera. Cyrena won the first U.S. Tango championship in Tango Salon in July 2007 and made it to the finals at the World Championship in Buenos Aires.  Cyrena has taught and performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Japan.  In 2008 and 2009 Cyrena performed with the world-renowned company Tango Pasion in Europe and in 2009-2010 she began toured with the company La Esquina de Carlos Gardel. In 2010 she was a judge in the Tango Championship in Asia. Cyrena has performed in various milongas in Buenos Aires as well as in some of the most famous tango houses such as Tango Porteño, La Esquina de Carlos Gardel and El Querandi. Cyrena completed her master's in Performance Studies at New York University in May 2008 where she wrote, Una Emocion: A Tango of Memories, Nostalgia and History, a thesis which focused on the sensual experience of tango in Buenos Aires. In 2009 she was a guest lecturer on tango at New York University's study abroad program in Buenos Aires. In January 2011 Cyrena started the company Narrative Tango Tours, a personalized tango tour company for tourists visiting Buenos Aires. Cyrena currently lives in Oslo, Norway where she teaches and performs.

 Photo: Kicca Tomassi

Photo: Kicca Tomassi

Steinar Refsdal started learning Argentine Tango in Norway. He fell in love with the dance and the music, and decided to move to Buenos Aires for a year and half to study extensively with some of the most renowned tango maestros such as Francisco Forquera, Alejandra Gutty, Silvio La Via, Corina Herrera, Moira Castellano, Dario Daniele and Pancho Martinez Pey. After studying the culture, the language and the history of Tango, and after endless nights dancing in the best milongas in Buenos Aires, he did his first Tango performance in Casa de Aníbal Troilo. On the dance floor he met Cyrena Drusine, and he brought her to Norway where they started a Tango school. They have since performed in New York, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Malmø and Buenos Aires, and in 2017 they were invited to teach and perform in the first Thailand Tango Festival in Bangkok. Steinar has a bachelor in Performing Arts Jazz, and his background as a Jazz musician gives him a unique understanding of musicality and improvisation in Tango. He is also a certified teacher and draws from his experience teaching music to try to give his students the best possible learning experience. In Oslo Cyrena & Steinar have created CS Tango, a business that provides tango entertainment and tango classes. They give workshops, seminars, group and private classes, performances and shows, and are currently collaborating with the largest latin dance school in Norway, Salsakompaniet, to offer weekly tango group classes on all levels. In 2018 they competed in Norway's Got Talent and finished as finalists.