About


Mika Oyaizu

Since she has discovered Tango in 1999, she has been involved deeply with the music and the dance. She has been dancing in New York and Buenos Aires, studying with masters such as Juan Carlos Copes, Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Pablo Pugliese, Chiche and Marta, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Olga Besio, Guillermina Quiroga, Chicho Frumboli, Maria Plazaola, Mariela Franganillo, Mauricio Castro, Adrian Veredice and Alejandra Hobert, Moira Castellano and Gaston Torelli, and great Milongueros among them. She has been teaching Argentine Tango since 2003 in group and private, choreographing, and performing in Milongas, corporate events and shows ; NY Dance Center, Stepping Out Studios, The Arts Cure Center, Australian Consulate of New York, Lincoln Center, 92Y, Riverside Church Theater NY, New York Athletic Club,  Bar Sur, and as far afield as Japan. In 2003 her enthusiastic devotion to Tango was featured on "La Nación", the Argentine national newspaper, as “Tanguera from the oversea”

Her dancing carrier has started in her early age as a Figure Ice skater. Later she has became a competition dancer in International style Ballroom Latin Dance. She has training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Ballroom, Latin, West Coast Swing, Yoga and Pilates, as well as Acting and Narrating. She has received BFA in Scenography, theater arts. 
 
As a dancer and actor, she has appeared in theatrical shows, films and TVs; off-off Broadway productions "Sayonara" at Miller Theater in NY, "Agapanthus Tango" at Australian Consulate of New York, "Still Alice" by Sony Picture, "Person of Interest" on CBS, "Manhattan Love Story" on ABC. Since 2009 she has been continual member of Roi "Bubi" Escudero's ETdC Projects' Lab and has featured on several of productions: "Argentina Passionate!” at American Theatre of Actors at New York Musical Theater Festival, "B=Essence" at Bleeker Street Theater in NY, award winning production "Artaud...mom momo", "11 seconds of ecstasy!", "Matra India"at The Robert Moss Theater in NY, nominated for Outstanding Dance Choreography, "The Colonel's Wife" at The Paradise Factory Theater in NY, which she was nominated for The Best Supporting Actress.



She studies and dances different styles of Tango: Milonguero, Apirado, Canyengue, Traditional Salon, Fantasia, Nuevo…and as an artist, she is working to achieve her own style based on strong traditional techniques.

Union Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA
(Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artist)

Contact:
mikaoyaiz@gmail.com