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Leonel & Florencia

Hung-Yut "Leonel" (Facebook) is originally from Hong Kong. He started tango in the United States. He met Hwayi "Florencia" (Facebook) in a milonga in Seoul in 2005. They started to build a partnership to dance and teach tango together. They were married in 2008. In 2009 they founded their tango studio El Bulín, and started the annual Seoul Tango Festival, which has become the largest event of its kind in Korea.

They have been invited to teach and perform in half a dozen cities in Korea, as well as for festivals and workshops in many cities in Asia and beyond. Please see below for a list of their international activities and highlights.

Hwayi studied ballet in high school and college. She worked as a professional musical actress for 8 years. In 2004, she joined the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and won second prize in the stage section. She was a judge at the Asian Tango Championship in Japan in 2009 and 2010.

Hung-Yut grew up in Hong Kong. He won first prize at the 2002 USA Tango Contest in Los Angeles. He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Spanish, and more and more Korean. He is also one of the most experienced DJs in Asia, and has played music at many international events, including Taipei Tango Festival, Hong Kong Tango Festival, Shanghai Tango Festival, Sydney Salon Tango Festival, Beijing Dream of Illusion Tango Weekend, and Portland Tango Festival (USA).


< Performing in Beijing, October 2013 >


< Performing at a function for the Uruguay Embassy, May 2013 >


< At the 3rd year anniversary for El Bulin, October 2012 >


< Teaching at Vida Mia Studio, Beijing, August 2012 >


< Interviewed by F.OUND Magazine in July 2012 >


< Interview on Korean cable TV, November 2011 >


< Performance at Fringe Festival, Seoul, 2009 >

2017 Activities & Highlights

  • October 5-7 - Leonel DJ at Tango Beijing Marathon
  • May 4-8 - Organize 2017 Seoul Tango Festival
  • April 14-16 - Leonel DJ at Beijing Tango Holiday
  • March 31 - April 2 - Perform at 2017 Milonguero Weekend, Taipei, Taiwan
  • March 18 - Leonel DJ at PosTango 12th Anniversary Party, Pohang, Korea

2016 Activities & Highlights

  • November 17-20 - Perform at Shanghai Tango Marathon
  • October 28-30 - Organize the annual Milongueando
  • October 21-27 - Organize Andres Laza Moreno Seoul Workshop
  • October 15 - Perform at annual Suncheon Milonga Estrellas
  • September 10 - Perform at Korea Island Tango Festival
  • August 5-7 - Perform at Vida Mia 5th Annivesary "Tango Sin Para" in Beijing, China
  • April 28 - May 2- Organize 2016 Seoul Tango Festival

2015 Activities & Highlights

  • December 4-6 - Performing at the 5th Anniversary of Rosa Tango in Chengdu, China
  • October 30 - November 1 - Organize the annual Milongueando
  • October 25 - October 29 - Organize Andres & Luciana Seoul Workshop
  • October 17 - Performing at annual Suncheon Milonga Estrellas
  • October 7-11 - Performaning at Singapore International Tango Festival
  • August 28-30 - Leonel DJ at Jeju "Sum" Milonga Tango Festival
  • July 23-27 - Perform at Shanghai Tango Festival
  • July 18-21 - Workshop in Chengdu, China
  • April 30 - May 4 - Organize 2015 Seoul Tango Festival
  • April 18 - Teaching and performaning at PosTango 10th Anniversary Party in Pohang, Korea
  • March 26-29 - Perform at Sakura Tango Festival in Fukuoka, Japan

2014 Activities & Highlights


2013 Activities & Highlights

  • December - Trip to Buenos Aires
  • November 24 - Performance at Roko Milonga in New York
  • November 18 - Workshop at Quantum Tango in Ojai, CA
  • November 14-17 - Workshop at Oxygen Tango in Los Angeles
  • November 9 - DJ at the San Francisco Tango Marathon
  • November 2-3 - Workshop in Hiroshima
  • October 25-27 - Organize the annual Milongueando + DJ Conference
  • October 10-13 - Workshop in Beijing
  • October 3-7 - Perform at the first Singapore International Tango Festival
  • September 7 - Performance at Suncheon Milonga Estrellas
  • August 17 - DJ & perform at the annual Busan Beach Milonga
  • August 1-7 - Organize workshop for Andres Laza Moreno & Luciana Arregui
  • July & September - Workshop in Busan
  • June 9-12 - Perform at the first Beijing Tango Festival
  • May 1-6 - Organized the annual Seoul Tango Festival.

2012 Activities & Highlights


2011 Activities & Highlights


2010 Activities & Highlights


2009 Activities & Highlights