Gayle Madeira is an award-winning artist, dancer and choreographer based in New York City.
Gayle Madeira began her performing career with the Loudoun Ballet Company in Virginia at the age of five. She was graduated from the dance conservatory at the State University of New York, College at Purchase with a B.F.A. (cum laude) in performance and choreography. While at Purchase, she worked with members from various companies including Paul Taylor, José Limón, David Parsons, Neil Greenberg and Kevin Wynn and received a faculty award upon graduating.
In her professional career, she has performed with many companies including: Gleich Contemporary Ballet, Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, David Gordon’s Pick-Up Dance Company, Antonio Ramos, Thingsezisee’m Dance Theater, Shapiro & Smith, DanceCompass, Phffft Dance Theater, D.D. Dorvillier and Matthew Nash Ballet, among others. She has also performed the can-can with choreography by Denise Dalfo-Zay on Bastille Day at Restaurant Florent in New York City since 1993 and a variety of other burlesque dances in the same venue, some of which were her own choreography. In 2006, Gayle made the transition from ballet and modern to Argentine tango. She has had the great pleasure to perform tango with Carlos Vera, Sid Grant, Lexa Roséan, Artem Maloratsky, Carlos de Chey, Anton Gazenbeek, Raul Cabral, Jorge Juanatey, Monica Paz and Walter Zylinski. She has performed at various tango venues in New York City including the Black and White Ball, the All Night Milonga, Milonga Rosa, RoKo, various milongas at Lafayette Grill, La Belle Epoque, Armenonville, Tango in Colors and Studio 101 among others. Gayle holds the champion titles for both the 2008 U.S. Tango Championship in stage category with partner Lexa Roséan and the 2011 U.S. Tango Championship in salon category with Sid Grant. Gayle currently teaches and performs tango in NYC with Tioma Maloratsky: GayleAndTioma.com
Gayle’s choreography has been produced in numerous venues including: Dunois Theater (Paris, France), Spoleto Festival USA, Here Theater, Joyce SoHo, Ohio Theater, PACE University and SUNY Purchase. She has worked with well-known theater director Sam Helfrich on a variety of projects including “The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” (Opera Boston), “The Transparency of Val” (New York City), “In a Pig’s Valise”(Bard College), “Mirandolina” (Manhattan School of Music) and most recently, the New York University theater graduate students.
Primary ballet and modern studies: Janet Panetta (ballet), Willie Bermann (ballet), Richmond Ballet, North Carolina School of the Arts (ballet and Modern), Merce Cunningham studio (modern), David Grenke(modern), Cyrus Khambatta/Wendell Beavers (improvisation/body mind centering), Nicolas Rodriguez (salsa).
Primary Argentine tango studies: Gayle began her studies with Jeni Breen at Sandra Cameron Dance Center and continued with many wonderful teachers including Alicia Cruzado, Silvina Valz, Artem Maloratsky, Lexa Roséan, Alejandra Zavala, Jorge Torres, Graciela Gonzalez, Gabriel Misse & Analia Centurion, Mariela Franganillo, and Daniela Pucci & Luis Bianchi among many others.
Teaching experience: Merce Cunningham Studio in New York City, professional ballet in New York City and Virginia, modern technique at the following institutions: Bard College, American Dance Festival (Seoul, Korea and Durham, North Carolina), Duke University, Dunois Theater (Paris, France), University of Massachusetts, Baltimore School for the Arts, Lyceum Summer Program for the Arts (Virginia). Gayle has also taught various dance workshops in Washington DC, Pennsylvania and New York City and body language and improvisation nationally and internationally. She has taught tango with Carlos Vera, Sid Grant, Lexa Roséan, Artem Maloratsky, Anton Gazenbeek and Raul Cabral.