About Oscar Wright

Hey, wasup !…I am an American tango teacher who lives in Rome…I am originally from Austin, Texas where for many years I was a businessman and entrepreneur.

In 1997 I did a crazy thing; I followed my dream and moved to Florence, Italy which had been my dream. My friends told me it was a crazy thing to do as I had never been in Italy, did not know anyone and did not speak the language….well this opened the door to incredible adventures..it has been a fantastic life! ….if you can believe this, “it has been bigger than my imagination”

I now live in Rome where I teach tango using Zen concepts and Jungian psychology…it is my passion and I try to do it with an “American” approach…with professionalism… I love italy – I mean, I really love it!,  because of the history, the art, the food, the wine, the coffee, the fashion, the comunication between people… I have a degree in Philosophy and have owned a number of small businesses and have been a business consultant. I once had a radio show and a television show. I am very curious about the world and read alot especially on the internet. I love the internet; I believe that it is the greatest invention in human history.

I am a video producer as well and a fanatic about physical fitness. I have practised yoga for 40 years. I think that the internet is the greatest human invention of all time. I have two grown sons in Austin, Aaron and Alexis and my little beautiful daughter Rebecca in Milano. The most incredibile thing in my life is my soon to be wife Maria Teresa Ruocco…she is sensitive, intelligent, beautiful and the inspiration of my life. We both practise Zen. We both love talking to people..so come visit!!!!!

  1. Oscar,

    I know that we’ve exchanged emails. Like you, I left the USA and started a new life in BsAs. I had to follow my heart. Yoga and meditation complement my dancing.

    Thanks for supplying a new source for tango dancers who want to learn more about the music they love.

    Janis

  2. Hi there! I’m Michelle Ann Rio, Resident Dance Journalist of DancePinoy.com. You commented on my article entitled “A Night of Argentine Tango and More..” and told us to advertise your link.

    Just a brief background on what DancePinoy.com is, it is the only online community for dancers in the Philippines. We feature all kinds of genres from hiphop to ballroom. We cover events and write articles about it.

    We would be glad to have the opportunity to cover an event in your country and meet you personally if ever so please do inform us.

    By the way, your link will be out on our website this coming Sunday.

    • tangobob
    • September 17th, 2010

    As someone who has a dream, but not the guts to go through with it, I have to live my life through others who have. I enjoy reading your blog and the daily information you give.
    Thanks for giving me more insight into the history of Tango.

    • Sandra
    • February 13th, 2012

    Dear Oscar,

    What a great job you do! Appreciate all your effort in educating people on this rich history and truly enhancing the Argentine Tango connection.

    Sandra

  3. This is an amazing web site! I will add it to my recommendations list for students and readers.
    I’d love to send you a copy of my latest book, “Tango and Life” if you send your mailing address, as a token of my appreciation for your efforts in helping educate and inform about the dance/culture we love and that has changed our lives.

    Polly McBride
    Portland Oregon USA

    • Hi Polly…we used to communicate some time past and it is nice to hear from you

      I would love to ready your book and feature it in Today In Tango

      Please send it to Oscar Wright, via Ottaviano 66, Roma Italia, 00192

      why don’t you come to our ZEN TANGO seminar in Tuscany, May 4,5,6 or May 11,12, 13 of this year

      here is the video on the seminar (we will have a session in English) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qwH1s_-fvA

    • Oh, by the way…I would love to chat with you on skype some time

      On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 21:52, Oscar Wright wrote:

      > Hi Polly…we used to communicate some time past and it is nice to hear > from you > > I would love to ready your book and feature it in Today In Tango > > Please send it to Oscar Wright, via Ottaviano 66, Roma Italia, 00192 > > why don’t you come to our ZEN TANGO seminar in Tuscany, May 4,5,6 or May > 11,12, 13 of this year > > here is the video on the seminar (we will have a session in English) > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qwH1s_-fvA > > >

    • kam
    • July 15th, 2012

    In Abba Fathers timing I will meet you, I know the Lord has given you many dreams and angels visitaions

  4. Just discovered your blog today while searching for more info on composer Eloisa de Silva. Great site! Btw, I own and have read and loved Robert Farris’ book on tango. Your blog is fantastic and I will visit it often. Hey, maybe someday I will get to Italy and take a tango lesson!

  5. Sos uruguayo? Are you uruguayan?

    • No, soy Texano de descendencia Mexicana (nadie es perfecto caro Ernesto)

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