GAYLE GIBBONS MADEIRA is an award-winning painter, dancer and choreographer based in New York City. Her paintings are included in numerous private and institutional collections and have been exhibited in galleries in New York City and throughout the United States. Gayle began dancing 38 years ago and received a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, State University of New York. She has toured extensively nationally and internationally as a dancer and choreographer with a number of ballet and modern dance companies including her own. Madeira won the 2011 U.S. Tango Championship in the salon category, the 2008 U.S. Tango Championship in the stage category and currently teaches and performs Argentine tango with partner Tioma Maloratsky.