Anibal Pachano

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Anibal Pachano
Born (1955-03-07) March 7, 1955 (age 62)
Tostado, Santa Fe,  Argentina
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)

Anibal Pachano (born March 7, 1955) is an Argentine choreographer, actor, dancer, director and architect. Together with his ex-wife Ana Sans, he created the renowned art group "Botton tap." His show "Small" is currently on Billboard


In 1966, his father, a dentist and politician-turned-blind, tried to break into the culinary field, but without success. His family went bankrupt, and had to travel to Buenos Aires, where Anibal started working as a cadet. This didn't last, however, since moved to a different city every year. When he was 17, he was about to win a dance contest in the program,"High tension" but was eliminated causing him a great furstration. Then, he studied architecture. During his time as a student he worked with Antonio Jantus (between 1974 and 1976).Later on he was a foreman in the Kliczkowski-Minond-Natanson-Nevani-Sztulwark studio, where he worked with Eduardo Rojkind, until he received his degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires in 1980. After this, he worked as a teacher of Visual Communication Systems III at the UBA, arriving in 1982 to design a house in the resort of Cariló. At 28, he fell in love with Ana Sans, a dancer he met when he went to see a musical. He began studying jazz dance at the same studio that she attended and two weeks later went to live together. Ana Sans and Aníbal created art group "Botton tap". Later on they had a daughter, Sofia. .[1] In May 2010 revealed that he had been living with HIV since 2000.


While his career began in 1982, was in 2009 in Showmatch, the program hosted by Marcelo Tinelli, where he gained more popularity. He can be easily recognized by the way he dresses, due to the fact he frequently uses very colorful ties and black galleys . In 2009 he created the playPour La Gallery. He regularly appears as a guest panelist on Bendita TV driving a cycle with Beto Casella. In 2010, he again participated at the panel of judges of Showmatch Bailando 2010 and toured with his playPour La Gallery. On November 27 of 2010 Aníbal Pachano finished the country wide tour of his play Pour The Gallery in Córdoba. He began his 2011 tour of the plaay in Mar del Plata Additionally on 2011 he took part on the parade of "Mar del Plata Fashion Show."

Nowadays, he is one of the dancers in Soñando por Bailar 2014, in El trece held by Marcelo Tinelli

Bottom Tap[edit]

With dancer Ana Sans, Aníbal created the artistic group "Botton tap." The story of Bottom Tap began with a show that premiered in Mar del Plata. Poppy was the first show they presented. Then came Tonight, Too much, Bottom Tap 1, Tap Botton 2 and 10 years of Botton. The artistic godmother of the "Bottom Tap" is Mirtha Legrand.


Año Obra
2010 Pour la Gallery
Año Obra
2011 Pour la Gallery


Year Program Canal Character / role
2009 Showmatch, El musical de tus sueños Canal Trece Judge
2010 Showmatch, Bailando 2010 Canal Trece Judge
2011 Showmatch, Bailando 2011 Canal Trece Judge

Premios Estrella de Mar[edit]

Year Spectacle Category Result
2011 Pour La Gallery Music Hall Win



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