Daniel Trenner is one of tango’s modern pioneers. He happened on tango in Buenos Aires in 1987 while he was there teaching jazz and improvisation at the State School of Contemporary Dance in the San Martin Theatre. He was one of the first of a younger generation involved in tango’s revival. He studied with, interviewed, filmed, and organized for many of the Milongueros, the older generation dancers.
He has been called a “Johnny Appleseed of tango” for his 20 years of touring as a tango teacher, visiting more than 100 cities on 4 continents. He was one of the early proponents of teaching tango by its elements, he created the first tango tours to Buenos Aires (Bridge to the Tango, bringing more than 1500 people dancing in 7 countries), and the first tango store in North America (The Tango Catalogue).
He produced more than 80 volumes of tango instructional video, with more than 40 artists (BttTV). Before tango, Daniel was a tap dancer for more than 10 years with Brenda Bufalino and Leon Collins. He settled in the Pioneer Valley in Northampton, MA in 2002, and is presently teaching at Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, and Hampshire College. He taught for five years at the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School (PVPA).