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Meet The Team

Meet The Team



Owner & Artistic Director

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Samantha began her journey at the age of four with classical dance training and later went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Shortly after graduation in 2007, Samantha began training with several national champions and has been teaching all styles of ballroom and Latin for over fifteen years. From social to competitive, she makes patterns and technique clear and easy to understand so her students can reach their dance goals in the fastest way possible. Samantha competed in the Professional American Smooth division and is a Rising Star and Open Finalist.



Professional Instructor

Born and raised in Madison, Kristina is a dancer, singer, and actor with over ten years of professional experience. She received a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from Ball State University. Kristina loves helping students build confidence and find joy in dancing, and her favorite styles are rhythm dances and anything she can perform with fellow MBC instructor, José.



Professional Instructor

Originally from Puerto Rico, José loves to teach all Latin dances but especially Salsa and Bachata to students of all ages.  His teaching style is fun and mellow while emphasizing good technique and connection.  When not dancing Salsa, José also trains in hip hop and heels and has his Masters in Biochemistry.  José is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Independent Professional 

Joe Yang has been a vital part to the Madison tango community and has helped build it up to where it is today by hosting milongas (Argentine Tango socials) throughout the city for several years.  He has extensive knowledge of his craft and teaches students from beginner to advanced. We are happy to have him a part of the MBC team of independent professionals  and sharing his specialized expertise with us. 



Customer Service Representative

Liz is the friendly voice you'll hear whenever you contact our studio! MBC loves having Liz because as a student herself, she knows first hand what it's like to have a great customer experience and keep delivering that to all of our students.  Her favorite dance is Viennese Waltz and you'll often see her in the studio taking lessons with her husband.  When not in the studio, Liz also coaches a local Color Guard team.

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