Valeria Solomonoff

Since Dance Manhattan's closing at the end of November 2014, Valeria has continued her work as independent choreographer, performer and adjunct professor at NYU. Below is only a brief look at her many accomplishments!

"Stage presence is innate: Either you have it or you don't. Valeria Solomonoff has it."
Pamela Squires, The Washington Post, November 1, 2003.

"Argentine dancer Valeria Solomonoff, one of the city's best instructors."
Hot Picks. New York Post, February 2nd, 2005

Argentine native Valeria Solomonoff is a Tango dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York. Her exciting performance and choreographies have been extensibly praised by publications worldwide. She has performed with some of the world's leading tango dancers and has choreographed and appeared in films, Off Broadway productions and television. Valeria is an innovator firmly rooted in traditional Tango.

She founded and co-directed the first all-woman tango company, TangoMujer, which received two NEFA grants and performed internationally to rave reviews from 1996 thru 2006. With the creation of her company: Valetango, Valeria found ways to strip tango of its stereotypes while displaying its choreographic complexity. Her show "Tango Intimo" was nominated for two ACE awards for best direction and best production and "Tango por Ellos" received an ACE Award for best choreography. Valeria also received two HOLA outstanding choreography awards for "Tango Fever" and for "Dona Flor y sus Dos Maridos", and choreographed for the film "The Caller" starring Frank Langella and Elliott Gould. Most recently Valeria choreographed "Fabulations, or the re-education of Undine" by Lynn Nottage at Signature Theater NYC to great reviews.

As a performer, she was chosen to dance for the president of Argentina at the Metropolitan Opera House, shared the stage with Placido Domingo and the Washington Opera, and has performed with some of the world's leading tango dancers for films and on TV. In addition Valeria has performed and choreographed for the Washington State Department, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival in Lee, Mass., Town Hall, Skirball Center, Herbst Theater of San Francisco, the Tanzhaus in Dusseldorf, and at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Among her residencies, Valeria was a Fellow at the Center for Ballet and The Arts at Tisch, NYU in 2017. In 2018 she was the dramaturge and rehearsal director for Reciprocity Collaborative's Residency at Jacobs Pillow and, most recently, has been invited to join Jacobs Pillow, bringing for the first time a new program called "Partnering Lab". Her most recent career highlight came as co-choreographer of the re-imagined EVITA, performed at NYC's City Center in 2019!

Valeria has been an Adjunct Professor at New York University, Tisch, Drama Department since 2011. Previous teaching engagements have included Hunter College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and the Mark Morris Dance Center.