Margarita Plessa is a painter and an honor graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Genova in Italy (2004) with studies in performance art, scenography, and costume theater. FMoreover, from a young age, she was a student in the Classical Dance School Vera – Regina Alexopoulou where she studied modern, contemporary dance, contact, and dance theater. She has participated in shows of various dance groups (Iasis, AKIN, Maxine Heppner, Kinitiras, etc.), as well as the Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. She has also been selected to participate in the research program of Societa Rafaelo Sanzio of the Italian, visual artist, set designer, and choreographer Romeo Castellucci. In 2007 she started her professional career in tango and began to dance in the team Amor Latino show of the Chilean Leonardo Gomez,of which she was also the production manager and set designer until 2012.
In the same year, she moved to Argentina, where she continued her postgraduate studies in painting and dancing and collaborated with Ariel Perez, with whom she toured Latin America (Cube, Mexico, Peru, Argentina) performing in the show Acuarela de Tango (04-05/2013).
For the last two years, she has been attending the postgraduate program in “Contemporary Dance Trends” at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires and she has been involved with the creation of dance shows that combine visual arts with tango.
Since 2016, she has been teaching tango, together with Ariel Perez, in their dance & art studio in Athens, while at the same time, the two of them are instructors in Argentina in Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires and deliver seminars to various places all around the world.
In Greece, Margarita has danced with the group Tango en Eros, performing in shows in Herodion (Τango por Piazzolla 2016), Pallas (Tango Love Stories 2017), Technopolis (Tango en Eros 2016), the Compañia Tango Dinzel during their premiere in Greece in 2018, as well as the Orquesta Tipica La Juan d’ Arienzo (2017 Parnassos Philological Association) and the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra (2017) in Badminton Theatre (2015).
Apart from being a dancer, she is also the screenwriter of the music and dance performance of the show Rebetango which premiered in 2016 in Apollon of Syros and went on to tour many places of Greece (Mikis Theodorakis Amphitheater, Doukissis Plakentias Palace, El Convento del Arte, Icarus Festival, Alkmini Theater). Last but not least, she has appeared in many theaters and festivals in Greece (Olvio, Xytirio, Athinais, Festival Icarus, Festival Tinos, etc.) in the shows Acuarela de Tango and Aires de Argentina of the group Acuarela Company, which she created in 2013, along with Ariel Perez.