Born and raised in Arizona, Madison Penney began dancing at a very young age and trained in all different disciplines of dance. When she was eight years old, she decided to focus on ballet training and joined Master Ballet Academy, lead by Artistic Director Slawomir Wozniak.
Since then, while still at a young age, Madison continuously keeps growing as a dancer and an artist. She is recognized as one of the most talented and skilled dancers of the upcoming generation. Among her many accolades and awards are winning the Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition in 2015, the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Hope Award in 2016, and most recently won the 2017 Grand Prix award at YAGP finals in New York.
She has been invited as a guest artist performing in World Ballet Competition Gala in Orlando as well as a guest performer in China at IBC/China, also performed at the 50th anniversary Golden Celebration of Dance Gala in Chicago. This year she played The Sugar Plum fairy for Phoenix Ballet and was a guest performer at Emerald Ballet Theatre Nutcracker in Seattle WA.
She has been offered many scholarships which some are from Princess Grace in Monaco, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Ellison Ballet, and most recently received an International Scholar Award with The Royal Ballet in London. Based on her proven ability, Madison has performed with Phoenix Ballet in several productions with seasoned professionals that include soloist roles originated for her by Krista King-Doherty, Albert Blaise Cattafi and Fransisco Gella. In addition, Madison has been featured in Dance Spirit and Pointe magazines.
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