Madeline was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She began training at the School of Madison Ballet under artistic director W. Earle Smith. Madeline received a scholarship to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, where she attended intensives during three summers. She also attended summer intensives at other prestigious ballet schools around the country, including Ballet Chicago and the Kirov Academy of Ballet. While at the School of Madison Ballet, Madeline was asked to join the pre-professional program for the 13-14 and 14-15 seasons. During these two seasons, she performed in many ballets, including The Nutcracker and Cinderella, as well as W. Earle Smith’s critically-acclaimed neoclassical works of Groovy, Expressions, Dracula, and La Luce D’Amore. As part of this program, Madeline additionally toured throughout the state of Wisconsin with Madison Ballet performing various repertory works.
Madeline performed many corps roles in works such as George Balanchine’s Elegie and The Four Temperaments at Madison Ballet and Butler University, respectively. At Butler, Madeline performed corps roles in ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Cinderella and various works in the annual Midwinter Dance Festival. In 2017, she performed her debut soloist role of the “Arabian Queen” for the Indianapolis community in Butler University’s production of The Nutcracker.
Madeline begins her first season with Ballet Fantastique from Butler University’s nationally-recognized dance program. Madeline spent the past few years at Butler University on academic scholarship studying dance, arts administration and strategic communication. She hopes to pursue her education throughout her dance career and complete her bachelor’s degree.
Not only is Madeline motivated by expressing herself onstage, but she is also fascinated by how dance can have a positive impact on people of all ages and enjoys performing as a way to empower herself as well as the audience.
Dance, Arts Administration, and Strategic Communication, Butler University
Yoga, cooking, eating sushi, spending time with friends and family