Mala Junta Berlin

Yana Khalilova

Yana spricht Russisch, Deutsch und Englisch

At the age of 17 Yana stepped into Tango in her home town Saint Petersburg in 2006. She started as a follower, but quite soon she got interested in leading and began to explore and dance both roles. After some years of learning with various russian as well as quite some remrkable argentine masters and then teaching in Russia, she co-founded the “Salida queer Tango School” and was part of the team organizing the first ever queer tango festival in Russia in 2014, as well as the following years of 2015 and 2016.
Extending her teaching throughout Europe (Barcelona, Paris and Berlin amongst others), she eventually fell in love with Berlin and moved there in 2018.
Together with Victoria Geier, Yana has been giving classes and performing in Berlin since 2018.


The main focuses are musicality and conscious dancing technique. It is very important to feel comfortable and free, yet at the same time safe and connected.
Our dancing is about active conscious following, sensitive and attentive leading, communication, interaction, and dialog within the couple.

YanaimSalon Yana & Victoria