Madison Oleson (MO)
Madison is a Denver, CO native. She trained at The Dancers Advantage in Park Hill. Madison went to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, ABT Alabama, and The Dance Theatre of Tennessee summer intensives before accepting a company position at DTT in 2011. She performed numerous roles with DTT in her 3 years with the company most notably first soloist in Cambodia by Jennifer Drake, Wade in the Water also by Jennifer Drake, and Spanish and Clara in the Nutcracker. She has danced numerous corps de ballet roles in Swan Lake, Ecole De Ballet, Coppelia, Carmen, Giselle, Yebo, Paquita, Hansel and Gretel, and in the Nutcracker. Madison moved back to Denver in 2014 and joined the Park Hill Dance Collective(PHDC). With PHDC Madison danced in Boundless by Karlyn Griswold, Interpersonal by Emily Hoch, All that Jazz re-staged by Emily Hoch, Set us Free by Karlyn Griswold, Forelsket by Lizzie Alcorn, and Spy Vs. Spy by Emily Hoch. Madison joined Ballet Ariel in 2015 and has danced many soloist and corps roles in Birth of Rock and Roll, Paquita, Cinderella, Les Sylphides, La Fille Mal Gardee, Rikki Tikki Tava, and Nutcracker. Her favorite roles with Ballet Ariel include Spanish and Arabian in Nutcracker, Demi Soloist in Les Sylphides, and Summer Fairy in Cinderella. Madison also joined Roots Dance Project in Atlanta for their 2016 Fringe Festival Performance of Seven Deadly Sins. Madison performed in Envy by Rachel Truitt, Sloth by Lisa Schmidt, and Devils Tattoo by Melissa Mitchell. She performed with Ballet 5280 in their debut show Four Seasons in May 2017. Madison is very excited for her third season with Ballet Ariel, as well as future performances with Park Hill Dance Collective and Ballet 5280. She is very eager to start teaching at Millers Dance Studio in the Fall and share her love of ballet with the next generation of ballerinas!