Owner and instructor Lori Burton has over thirty-five years of teaching experience, and has been specializing in Argentine Tango for the last twenty years. She was a soloist with the Metropolitan Ballet Society and has earned numerous top teacher awards in competitive ballroom, Latin, and rhythm styles. Lori is also a former two-time state body building champion.
Lori's tango dancing has been featured on ESPN and local television, including a tango exhibition on PBS. Lori and the ATD studio have appeared in various other news sources including the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Macomb Daily, and Crane's Business News.
Lori has studied Argentine tango extensively in Argentina with many of the greatest Argentine masters. Among her teachers are Carlos Gavito, Mingo Pugliese, Osvaldo Zotto, Fabian Salas, Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo Naveira, Miguel Zotto, Juan Carlos Copes, Aurora & Jorge Firpo, Facundo & Kely Posadas, Pablo Veron, Sergio Cortazzo & Gachi Fernandez, the Dinzels, and others. Lori's ties to the Argentine tango community have made it possible for her to host many guest visits from top instructors, right here at her Michigan studio.