Kostas Nikolaidis is the founder of Baile de Barrio Dance Studio in Athens, where he teaches Tango, Milonga and Tango Vals. He is principally influenced by his 9 visits to Buenos Aires, where he studied the historical evolution of Tango and was initiated by the most acknowledged maestros such as Osvaldo Zotto, Miguel Angel Zotto, Silvio LaVia, Sebastian Missé y Andrea Reyero.
In 2004 he made his debut in the 2nd “Association of Greek Choreographers” Dance Festival and since then, he continues to spread the word of Tango through choreographing for stage, participating in series of show performances, while he has been the organizer for three of the most significant milongas in Athens, where the most pronounced couples of the global tango scene have been hosted (Miguel Angel Zotto-Daiana Guspero, Gabriel Misse-Alejandra Martiñan, Silvio LaVia-Michelle Castro, Sebastian Misse y Andrea Reyero, Samantha Dispari-Roberto Zuccarino e.t.c ).
The last few years, he has danced with famous argentinian partners as Analia Centurion and Stella Misse and has participated in numerous festivals and theatre performances.
One of his most significant moment as it stands of today, is his participation in “Sunny Tango” Festival 2013 in Crete, where he danced for the first time next to his greater idol, Miguel Angel Zotto. Zotto’s inspirational character is what had triggered Kostas to begin to dance the Tango, at the first place.