Maddy hails from Michigan, where Detroits musical influences of Motown drove her into the arms of dance, singing and music at an early age.
Maddy attended Pace University right in downtown Manhattan for her undergrad, attaining her BFA in Commercial Dance. She was among the first graduating class of the Commercial Dance BFA Program, founded by Rhonda Miller and Lauren Gaul. Throughout her studies at Pace, Maddy pursued dance and studied under the likes of Brian Friedman, Mandy Moore, Michael Cusumano, Scott Jovovich and Kathryn Doby. Attending college in the heart of Manhattan allowed her to stay within hot pursuit of her passions outside of Dance- studying drama at the Stella Adler Studio and recently graduating from the William Esper Studio of Acting. She has performed throughout New York, notably at the Javitz Center and the world-renowned Carnegie Hall, as well as various regional theaters.
Having grown up with a passion for fitness and cross training, her dance training has informed the importance of building stamina and strength for artists and athletes alike. BodyBySimone has been a favorite workout of hers since her first class in 2014. She loves the fusion of dance, strength training and pilates in the BBS method, but what especially stands out to her is the body positivity, self love and overall inclusive nature of Body By Simone! She finds immense joy in watching her class find confidence and courage in the music and movement and lives for pushing and encouraging others beyond what they thought they could achieve!
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