The festival is run by the Portland Tango Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which also sponsors other activities within the Portland Tango community, like scholarships for local people interested in learning or perfecting tango and updates to the Portland tango website.
On her seventh year as the executive director of the festival, Luisa Zini Fortuna gathered an amazining group of volunteers that worked hard to prepare an outstanding tango festival for the community and the visiting dancers.
Core group of Organizers PTF2023:
- Luisa Zini Fortuna
- Art Fortuna
- Greg Frost
- Tanya Ky
- GG Rowe
- Rachel Lidskog-Lim
- Leonor Colbert
- Sughi Ferro Black
This year three new members joined the core group. Rachel and Leonor in the role of managing the volunteers and Sughi as our marketing guru keeping everybody updated about what is going on with our festival.
We meet at least once a month online, as the pandemic has taught us, with additional 1-1 conversations in between, and now more often as we get closer to the festival.
The festival is back to the Marriott Hotel which worked out quite nicely last year since the space is magically beautiful and close to great restaurants and to the river front.
Luisa Zini Fortuna
SUGANDHA FERRO BLACK
Previous Years organizers
Michiel and Greg. Michiel helps in all sorts of ways with his management experience and computer wizardry. Greg is our CFO, a great collaborator with amazing dedication.
Nancy was our amazing volunteer organizer during the previous years.
Lindsay and Megan. Lindsay worked in the past on setting up the registration desk and organizing the staff. Megan helped with the orchestra and hotel accommodations.
From the back, Nat, Matthew, Michiel and Art, a great team. They selected DJs, vendors, took care of the food we provided and helped in all sorts of other ways.