Dominic has been working in tango full-time since 2007. He has taught and performed in international tango festivals, cultural events, and offered workshops in over a dozen countries around the world and in Buenos Aires.
A passionate dancer and instructor and a pioneer of a unique style and teaching methodology, he draws inspiration from a multitude of other dance-forms, yoga, meditation, and martial arts. For him, respect, generosity, and self-awareness are the keys to reaching the deeper realms of tango.
Dominic specializes in the social dance of tango, in creative improvisation and musicality. He has trained many tango teachers in and outside the United States, and has studied with and worked alongside today’s top tango artists in the world. He enjoys working with all levels of experience, including first-time dancers.
“Learning to dance, and especially tango, is a rich process of growth for the body, mind, and spirit.”
– Dominic Bridge
In 2008, after intensive dance-study while living in Buenos Aires (his first of several trips) and rigorous training from Jaimes Friedgen, his most influential teacher, his career expanded to Europe. Apart from his tours in Europe and North America, Dominic has lived and taught locally in Portland, Florence, Moscow, Paris, and Budapest. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
From 2012-2013, he partnered with European tango sensation Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh (France). Together they toured in festivals in Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Hungary, the Ukraine, and Russia, and performed with the internationally-acclaimed Solo Tango Orchestra from Moscow.
He taught and performed alongside the likes of: Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes, Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez, Carlitos Espinoza and Noelia Hurtado, Rodrigo Palacios and Agustina Berenstein, Diego “El Pájaro” Riemer and María Belen Giachello, Cristian Sosa and María Noel Sciuto (2012 Tango Escenario World Champions), Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Pablo Inza and Eugenia Parilla, Fausto Carpino and Stephanie Fesneau, Mario Consiglieri and Anabella Diaz-Hojman, and Pablo Verón (The Tango Lesson, 1997), among others.
In 2013, while residing in Paris, Dominic performed in the live spectacle 52ème Gala de l’Union des Artistes, mis en scène by Isabelle Nanty, with French film star Audrey Fleurot (Intouchables, 2011), televised on France 2. He was also invited as “tango coach” for actor Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) for a T.V. commercial by L’Oréal.
In 2014 he taught and performed with Cecilia Piccinni from Buenos Aires in Tango Cazino 3rd Edition (Romania); Winter Tango Napoli Festival (Italy); live in concert with the Orquesta Típica La Juan D’Arienzo from Buenos Aires in Budapest; and toured in festivals and nine cities around the United States in Winter 2015.
In 2015 he moved back to Portland to passionately share his knowledge and experience with the tango community that originally raised him. He began building what is now PDX Tango in November 2015. It makes him feel great to give back!
Dominic is also a tango DJ and milonga organizer, known for his hosting of the Milonga “BAAM”
Here are just 5 sample performances:
With Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh — Planetango 10, featured in Prischepov TV – Moscow, Russia
8th Int Tango Camp Crimean Vacation “Amurado” – Crimea, Ukraine
8th Int Tango Camp Crimean Vacation “Ultimatum” – Crimea, Ukraine
With Cecilia Piccinni – Tango Cazino 3rd Edition 2014 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania
With French film star Audrey Fleurot (The Intouchables 2011)
52nd Annual Gala de l’Union des Artistes — Cirque d’hiver Bouglione de Paris — Paris, France