About us


our story

Providence Tango began in the year 2000 when Ellen Mayer began to organize classes and events in her studio in Pawtucket. For 12 years, she put her heart and soul into creating a wonderful tango community, which she accomplished with great success. When she decided to pass on ownership of the business, she sold the original studio pictured here on the left. Ellen gifted the studio to Steven Spura, who continued to bring joy and excitement to the Providence Tango community. After three good years, Steven decided it was his time to pass the baton. In November of 2015, Steven asked Adam Cornett and Tilia Kimm to become the new stewards of Providence Tango, and they jumped at the opportunity. They took over Providence Tango in April of 2016 after winning the US Tango Championship. They now call Providence home and work out of the studio every day trying to bring the same charisma of Ellen and Steven.