Marcela Szurkalo’s versatility makes her unique in her field. Sensitive, yet daring, her passion and tenacious experimentation with dance and music has led to an extraordinary professional career.

She went from Argentine folk dance, which she practiced for over twenty years, perfecting her style with Mabel Pimentel and Oscar Murillo, to classical and contemporary dance, and from there to the tango, which she studied with masters of the art in Argentina – Esther and Mingo Pugliese, Gloria and Eduardo, Carlos Rivarola, Raul Bravo, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne. She perfected her training by studying Argentine percussion instruments and tap dancing, tango acrobatics, physical theatre and singing.

Since 2004 she has been living in Rome and giving courses in Argentine Tango. She has developed what she calls the Marcela Szurkalo method, a synthesis of the different disciplines she has studied and combined.

In 2008 she founded the “Tangomalambo” company and interdisciplinary show featuring tango, song, Argentine folklore, percussion , live music and painting, which is continuing to tour Italy.

From 2010 to 2012 she starred in “Napoletango” by the acclaimed director Giancarlo Sepe, produced by the Eliseo Theater in Rome and the Naples Theater Festival, which played at Italy’s most prestigious theaters (San Carlo, Naples; Eliseo, Rome; Petruzzelli, Bari; Carignano, Turin, etc,) and the Coliseum Theatre in London.

In 2014, among other important events, she sang and danced for Luis Bacalov at the La Verdi Auditorium in Milan, in “Insalata portegna, tango e dintorni per ragazzi e non solo…” by Marina Rivera, directed by Carlos Branca.

In 2015 director Giancarlo Sepe called her once again for a role in the theatrical production of “Amleto, ovvero gravi incomprensioni al hotel du nord” (Hamlet, or Serious Misunderstandings at the North Hotel) which is still on tour.