We had the good fortune of connecting with Iryna Ilyk and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Iryna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to follow my heart and expand on what makes me happy the most. I love to dance and to work on personal growth, and argentine tango the best way to combine both for me personally. Tango changed my life, changed me , brought many new friends and adventures to my life, and it just make me feel like I’m flying and being the most true to myself. I would love for others to have a chance to enjoy the dance if that is to their liking, I love giving people an opportunity to do so and to see what positive things it brings to their life and just to see them smile, is everything. So this became my non-profit

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
At Be In Tango school we focus on providing inclusive space for all and the chance to express themselves how they feel among providing high quality detailed dance instructions. Tango allows to deepen one’s understanding of partnership, communication, leadership, respect and friendship and we embrace new and new ways to invite students to explore it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I honestly do not know, I haven’t been out in seven months

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So many people contributed to my understanding of tango and inspired me to create non-profit. I would like to recognize renown tango maestors and champions who believed in me and encouraged me to follow my vision: Donato Juarez, Jorge Torres, Liz and Yannick Vanhove and also to express my gratitude to my husband Jace Valcore for the support in starting a non-profit and in many other projects.

Website: https://www.beintango.com/
Instagram: @beintango
Facebook: BeInTango
Yelp: Be In Tango
Youtube: Be In Tango

Image Credits
Natalia Regan, Kyon Butterfiled

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