Once again, talented instructors will teach diverse 19th and 20th century social dance.
Ms. Marambio joins us from Montréal, Canada. In addition to directing
Ensemble Aquarelle historical dance company, Margarita has been researching and reconstructing dances from Chilean,
French and other dance manuals. Margarita will teach the Habañera and some quadrilles not well known in the US in a
Margarita Marambio began her study of vintage dance in Santiago, Chile. Upon her arrival in Montréal, Canada, she
continued her study and was a member of Il pomo verde, a Renaissance dance group for eighteen
years. In Montréal, as well as in France and Italy, she perfected her knowledge of baroque dance which led her to
various other types of dance.
During her stay in France from 1997 until 2000, she specialized in dance of the 19th century and early 20th century with
teachers Yvonne Vart and Patrick Nollio. While there, she was a member of Divertissements, a dance group located in
Paris and Révérences, a group based in Lyon.
When she returned to Montréal, Ms. Marambio founded Ensemble Aquarelle specialized in the promotion of ball
dances from the early 19th century up to World War I. She continues to reconstruct dances published in France, the United
States and in Chile. Her interest in costumes of the period has resulted in the creation of numerous costumes following
strict historical research.
Ensemble Aquarelle and Madame Marambio have participated in numerous demonstrations given in theatres, museums as
well as outdoors. She leads Viennese balls with the Strauss-Lanner Orchestra conducted by Jean Deschênes. In December
2008, she provided costumes and danced in the PBS Public Television production Elegancia featuring pianist Richard
Abel. In the same year, she was the principal dancer in Die Fledermaus an operetta produced by the University of
Each year since 1999, Margarita Marambio is the artistic director of a costumed ball, representing different periods:
Napoléon III (1860), La Belle Époque (1900), Ragtime (1910). She regularly participates in a number of workshops and period
balls in France and in the United States.
Ms. Marambio has also taught English Country Dance of the 18th century, and since 1995, she has been a member of Danse
Cadence, a group specializing in the reconstruction of 18th century dances of France and Québec. The group,
directed by Anne-Marie Gardette and Pierre Chartrand, participate annually in the Fétes de la Nouvelle-France in
Margarita Marambio graduated with a Bachelor of Communications degree from Université du Québec à
We're again pleased to welcome Barbara Pugliese who will teach 19th century and Quadrille
Barbara Menard Pugliese is a dance historian specializing in the social dances of the 19th and early 20th
centuries. As co-director of The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers, she manages a troupe of 16 members, a performance schedule
that includes museums and festivals throughout New England, and an internationally recognized dance week. She is the
troupe’s primary choreographer and teacher. She leads 19th century balls, early 20th century dancing parties and a regular
series of 19th century contra dances.
She is the widow of Patri Pugliese, one of the founding board members of the Society
of Dance Historians. She was his teaching assistant for nearly 20 years. Barbara has spent the last two decades researching
nineteenth century dress and teaching historic sewing. Her reproductions of Civil War uniforms and civilian clothing have be
exhibited at the American Textile History Museum. Her reproduction ballgowns have been worn in ballrooms from the mansions
of Newport, RI to the palaces of Vienna. She provides costume advice and support to several military reenactment groups
including the Salem Zouaves (American Civil War), the Salem Trayned Band (1630s New England) and the Higgins Armory Sword
Joan Walton was introduced to the world of Vintage Dance by Richard Powers in 1983, and has
not stopped her involvement since. As Assistant Director and dancer with Richard’s Flying Cloud Vintage Dance Troupe
for ten years, she performed all over the country, including at the Smithsonian and on the ABC-TV mini-series North and
South. Since 1991 she has taught classes in Ragtime, 1920s, 1930s and 19th Century dance at Vintage Dance workshops across
America, in Australia and the Czech Republic. The summer of 2010 will find her teaching at Stanford’s Dance
Historical Dance Week, Waltz Weekend, and the Newport Vintage Dance Week.
Her high-energy, focused teaching, theatrical choreographic style and morning warm-ups have become well known to vintage
dancers over the years. As a teacher, her strength lies in her ability to communicate movement concepts to all levels of
learners with energy, humor and interest. A keen observer of learning styles, Joan has an ongoing interest in understanding
the many ways that people learn to dance.
Teaching on the faculties of San Jose State University, Western Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati’s
College-Conservatory of Music has produced opportunities to choreograph Vintage Dances, Musical Theatre and award-winning
Opera productions. She received a Master’s Degree in Dance Education from Stanford University and is currently
teaching dance at The College of San Mateo and San Jose State University, choreographing and residing in the San Francisco