Stefan (“El Polaco”) Zawistowski has been dancing the Argentine tango since 1997. At the turn of the century he studied for twelve months in Buenos Aires with tango masters: Osvaldo Zotto (R.I.P.), Carlos Gavito (R.I.P.), Gustavo Naveira, Nito y Elba, Eduardo Arquimbau, Guillermina Quiroga, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Chicho, Nancy y Damian, Junior Cervilla, Olga Besio, et al. While in Buenos Aires he performed with a dance group formed by Olga Besio at “La Galeria de Tango.”
He appeared three years in a row in “Ferias de Las Americas” festival sponsored by the Argentinean Embassy in Washington, D.C. He danced with the famous—Oscar-winning—Bajofondo tango techno band at their only appearance in NYC. He performed with the world renown Italian concert pianist, Cristiana Pegoraro, as well as with the master bandoneon player Raul Jaurena, performing Piazzola arrangements in “A Taste of Tango” show in Evansville, Indiana, in “Tango a Living Story” at the United Nations or in 40+ performances of “Tango: The Four Seasons” at the Thalia Theatre in Queens, New York.
His other significant tango performances include a three-nights appearance on the stage of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra together with the ASO and acclaimed artists (Rosa Colantes, dancer, and the Grammy Award-winning musicians – Luciana Souza voice, Scott Tennet guitar), as part of a ten-day Latin-American music and dance festival “¡Musica Ardiente!” including the cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
He is currently living, teaching and performing in New York City. He can be frequently seen at the local milongas.