Carlos Canedo

Carlos Cañedo – Founder / Director / Company Member

Carlos began performing professionally at age 15.  He has entertained audiences throughout Argentina, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the United States, both as a dancer and musician.

As a member of Tango A Media Luz, Carlos was dance captain and assistant under El Pampa Cortes. Carlos moved to New York City in 2000 and began performing in the cast of Swango, Tango Y Vida, as well as with Sandra Antognazzi in Fusion Tango.  Career highlights include performances in Mexico with Junior Cervila’s Latin Dance Carnival, in Germany at the Kultur Pur Festival with the Sudwestfalen Symphony, at the legendary Lincoln Center in New York City, The Place Des Arts in Montreal, and The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  In 2005, Carlos made his Broadway debut in Romulo Larrea’s Tango Pour La Milonga at Town Hall.  Recently, Carlos performed at MetLife Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of over 80,000.

Carlos has appeared on television in over 20 countries, on such programs as NBC’s The Today Show and Univision’s Despierta America.  He is a featured artist in the documentary Songs For Cassavetes.  Carlos has worked with movie stars Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz and has choreographed cast members of the hit Broadway show Forever Tango.  Carlos was invited to teach for the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet School.  He is now choreographer of Spotlight on Tango and Tangos From Gardel to Piazzolla (for which he received enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times).

Carlos also played in the seminal punk band The Peechees from 1994 to 1998During that time, the group released three full-length albums on the Kill Rock Stars label as well as singles on various labels like Lookout! Records and Subpop.