With interests spanning the academic and commercial realms, Maddie’s teaching practices are diverse and range from the university classroom to the competitive studio, ballet conservatory, and convention ballroom.
Modern and Contemporary Rooted in release-based, post-Judson lineages, this class utilizes various movement tasks, both improvisational and set, to warm and prepare the body for large, sweeping movement phrases that transition in and out of the floor and play with gravity, momentum, and verticality.. Pulling from yoga, pilates, and various dance forms (modern, ballet, jazz), class focuses on efficiency and clarity, while also allowing dancers to locate their own voices within the material. Prepare for big moves and lots of fun!
Ballet Pulling from primarily Checchetti and Vaganova syllabi, the focus of this class is to move efficiently and safely within the confines of the traditions and teachings of classical ballet. Class focuses on functional movement and anatomical principles to effectively move through barre and center exercises, all while paying attention to musicality, transitions, and dynamics that allow dancers to access more range in both technical execution and performance.
Jazz/Lyrical/Musical Theater Born out of a solid jazz foundation, these classes focus on precision, musicality, and expression. Warm-up exercises focus on strength, balance, and flexibility training, while also encouraging individual expression throughout. Diversely stylized combinations challenge dancers to expand their dynamic ranges.