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 five time national Rhythm champion and former owner of Tempo Dance Studio, John Abrams, and has been teaching all styles of ballroom and Latin for the past ten 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 currently competes in the Professional American Smooth division and is a Rising Star and Open Finalist.

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THERESE CLARKE-KARADZHOV

Wedding Dance Specialist & Advanced Instructor

Originally from Australia, Therese has worked in Los Angeles as a professional coach, teacher, competitor and choreographer before moving to the Midwest.  She acts as MBC's wedding dance specialist, but also takes on students of all levels and styles. Her teaching style is fun and personable and she takes great pride in watching her students reach their goals socially and competitively. 

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TONY KARADZHOV

Advanced Instructor

Originally from Bulgaria, Tony was a competitive dancer at a young age and has won many prestigious awards in his home country.  He currently teaches International Latin and Standard to students of all ages and levels from social to competitive. His style of teaching produces tremendous results in his students and we are happy to have him a part of the MBC staff.

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BRADY SCHAAF

Advanced Instructor

Brady is excited to be apart of the team 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

Argentine Tango Instructor

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 staff and sharing his specialized expertise with us. 

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