Hometown: Upland, CA
Education: University of Arizona
Madison began her dance training at the age of three in her hometown Upland, California. She trained at Adage Dance Center under the direction of Allison Gladney and Richard Elszy, studying jazz and the Paula Morgan technique. In 2015, Madison accepted a scholarship to further her dance education at the University of Arizona. During her time at the U of A, she performed various works choreographed by Tammy Dyke-Compton, Michael Williams, Larry Keigwin, and Martha Graham. Madison and her classmates were given the opportunity to open for the Graham Company in The Eve Project. Madison also assisted her professor Sam Watson in Bolzano, Italy for the Tanz Bozen-International Contemporary Dance Festival. Here, she taught Europeans of all ages American Jazz dance. She was a participant at the Exchange Choreography festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she performed Tammy Dyke-Compton’s piece Dead in a Shell. Madison was a performer in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Spring Series, where the performers were accompanied by the live orchestra. In 2019, Madison graduated from the University of Arizona summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Political Science. Madison is thankful for the friends and family who have gotten her to this point in her career. She is thrilled to be living in Chicago and embark on her first year as a GII with Giordano Dance Chicago!