Madison Rose Bristol is a native of Bellevue, and has been getting involved in the Seattle dance scene for the past 15 years. After discovering how much she loved this athletic art, Madison began training competitively with Backstage Dance Studio in contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip hop, modern, and jazz. After 5 years of competition, Madison moved on to dance with Emerald Ballet Theatre, and then trained privately with Deborah Hadley, a former PNB principle dancer, Xijun Fu of the National Ballet of China, and Eva Stone. She has attended dance intensives with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, NW Dance Project, Donald Byrd and the Seattle International Dance Festival. In her final years of high school, Madison was part of the Academy Program at Spectrum Dance Theater, and performed with the Stone Dance Collective in Chop Shop for two seasons.
Madison currently attends the University of Washington, and is double majoring in Dance and Environmental Science. She received a full ride arts scholarship from the University of Utah, but believed that investing in the arts and sciences of Seattle was her calling. Since 2015, she has performed works by Bruce McCormick, Mark Haim, Marten Spangberg (Sweden), Erin Cardinal, Joseph Blake and her own original choreography. She became a member of the Chamber Dance Company where she performed Chairs by Zvi Gotheiner (Israel) in October 2016. She also performed at UW’s most ambitious philanthropic campaign event to date: Together. Madison’s classes combine years of diverse training to hone each person’s unique dancing abilities, with a focus on technique, strength, versatility, exploration, and joy.