Mimi was born and raised on Hawaii's Big Island. She has always been passionate about dance; contemporary and jazz in high school and then partner dancing after college. Tango was one of the last dances she learned. Salsa, Swing (East Coast and West Coast), Lindy, Ballroom, and Blues all came first. Tango became her dance addiction after first starting in San Francisco, in 2005. The improvisational quality and connection inspired her to trust in the partnership and learn to express her own ideas in the dance.
Brian was raised in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin but was drawn to Hawaii in 1999. He has always had music in the forefront of his life... as a DJ, music producer, and audiophile... and tango dancer.
Brian learned Tango in San Francisco from 2006-2009. He also learned Blues and West Coast Swing. Musicality is an integral part of tango dancing and Brian loves incorporating the quality and style of the music into the dance.