Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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SAMANTHA TRINIDAD

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 the past 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.

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TORIA MARSH

Professional Instructor

Bio Coming Soon!

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PATTY GONZALEZ-GALLARDO

Professional Instructor

Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Patty traded her ice skates for ballroom dancing shoes. She competed in figure skating starting at the age of 12 and taught for 7 years as well as judged national competitions. After receiving her Fine Arts degree in Madrid, she moved to the United States and took her first ballroom dance class at Madison Ballroom Company. She fell in love with everything about ballroom dancing so it only made sense to start teaching. Patty brings a great energy into MBC and we are so happy to have her as a part of our staff! Patty is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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KRISTINA BRYAN

Professional Instructor

Bio Coming Soon!

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BRADY SCHAAF

Independent Professional

Brady is excited to be a part of the team of independent professionals here at Madison Ballroom Company.  He grew up wanting to be Patrick Swayze in the movie “Dirty Dancing”.  As a Madison resident, he’s worked for dance franchises such as Arthur Murray Dance Studios and Fred Astaire Dance Studios,  but prefers the atmosphere that MBC provides as an independent studio. Brady has also choreographed for theatre companies including American Players Theatre and Children’s Theatre of Madison.  Nowadays he finds joy in helping his students achieve their goals as social and competitive dancers.

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JOE YANG

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.