Madeline, a freelance choreographer and instructor, has trained and mentored hundreds of students of all ages over the past ten years. She has taught in professional and inner city schools both nationally and internationally.
Her training began in Erie, Pennsylvania in classical and contemporary ballet under ballet master Lesley Bories – Scalise (former ballerina with Chicago City Ballet under Maria Tallchief, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and Ballet Chicago). Later, she trained on scholarship with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Summer Program and at Joffrey Ballet while participating in the Youth American Grand Prix in Chicago.
Her professional dance career began when she was invited as the first high school student to study and perform with Mercyhurst University’s dance department. After graduating high school she moved to Jackson, MS to train and tour with Ballet Magnificat! Later, she joined their School of the Arts staff where she taught and choreographed professional and pre professional levels. In addition, she guest taught throughout the Jackson Metro area in inner city programs and over in Santa Elena, Dominican Republic through Hispaniola Mountain Ministries.
Through her guest teaching she discovered that dance can be used to bridge language and cultural barriers. This inspired her to join an arts ministry in Italy. After a year in Italy her time there was cut short by a life threatening surgery which sent her back to her hometown of Erie for recovery. While in Erie, she worked at Sovereign Ballet where she began to expand her philosophy of dance. She trained with students of all ages and levels in order to mentor them both personally and professionally. Upon her recovery, she moved to Colorado to work with Colorado Ballet Society where she instructed, choreographed, and performed 2018 from 2019.
Now, Madeline is following her calling to train and mentor individuals from all ages, levels, cultures, and walks of life to pursue dance. Madeline looks forward to working with others whether they are training professionally, using dance as a creative outlet, or incorporating dance on ones to road to recovery.