Photo by Ryutaro Mishima
I feel most in touch with myself and my outside world within the context of dance, both in process and performance. This specific lens of kinesthetic thinking, seeing, and feeling, allows me to better understand myself and the very strange and surprising ways that life unfolds around me. Movement is vital to every interaction -- the way I converse with people, hold myself in public and private spaces, rest, express, and engage with my surroundings.
I love the mundane -- the hilarious and fascinating display of everyday shared experiences. I am drawn to the functionality of humans moving in space together, building a world with their own bodies. Original song, text, and silliness bring me joy!
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Madeline studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While at school she performed in works by Renée Wadleigh, Jennifer Monson, Charli Brissey, Leah Wilks, and as a soloist in José Limóns Psalm.
Since relocating to Brooklyn, NY, Madeline has performed with Jennifer Monson/iLand in their latest work ditch, and their ongoing project move thing. In April 2022 she performed with DanceAbility/Zero Project for the COSP15 conference at the Austrian Cultural Center. She has worked in process with Kat Brown and is currently in process with Heather Dutton. Madeline is the recipient of MOtiVE Brooklyn's 2023 Space Grant and is constructing a duet unofficially titled "you paid for this and we hate you."