Meeting Our Amazing Organizing Team

The organising team brings together a blend of knowledge and experience, in Dance, Music, Business, Management and Marketing, with over 15 years of highly successful organisation of events, festivals, shows and parties.

Christos Shakallis

Christos is running the biggest dance school in Cyprus with more than 5 studio locations across Nicosia. He has been dancing since the age of 4 and with his sister Elena they have organized and executed many classes, events, and performances throughout the calendar year. They have won a number of awards, both nationally and abroad, and have also represented Cyprus on numerous international dance festivals. They have both attended dance congresses abroad for holidays but also as teachers and performers. Christos is very influential in the Cyprus Dance Scene not only because of the number of his students and his deep knowledge of the dance history of Cyprus, but also because of the cultural impact of the Shakallis Dance School the last 30 years. Christos leads the Cyprus Tango Meeting team and takes care a little bit of everything.

Michalis Pantelides

Michalis, a violin maker in profession, is an active member of the Cypriot Tango community for more than 10 years. He has been teaching and organizing Tango events since 2009 and his passion for Tango make him travel all over the world. In 2014 the warm colour sound of bandoneon and the absence of a Tango Orchestra in Cyprus, intricate him to start learning bandoneon and in 2017 to form the first stable Tango Orchestra on the island. His Tango experience and the interaction with the other members of Cyprus Tango Meeting’s team made fissile his idea for an international level Tango festival in Cyprus.

George Odysseos

George begun dancing lessons at 5 at Shakallis dance school and has not stopped since then as this is his true passion. He dances from traditional folkore and greek dances to latin american, ballroom & club dance, as well as flamenco and Argentine Tango, following the IDTA examination system successfully for over 10 years. George’s professional background is in Business Management and Marketing and has worked for several companies at executive and managerial positions with the last years being in the Real Estate. He is now freelance consultant in his field and enjoys his other passion: travelling around the world. He has attended numerous International dance events and still occasionally performs with Shakallis Latin & Greek dance professionals team. George brings a lot of deep knowledge of marketing, financial planning and strategy skills to the team. and oversees the venue operations as well he is in charge of quality control and planning within the Tango Meeting team.