Madison Hicks, originally from Dallas, TX, graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA and received her BFA from The Juilliard School in May 2018. She will receive her MFA in Choreography in 2021 from California Institute of the Arts. She is a freelance teacher, choreographer, and performer. She was a full-time company member with LA Dance Project under the direction of Benjamin Millepied for the 2018/2019 season.
In 2019, she had choreographic work showcased at Palm Desert Choreography Festival, Mash-Up's International Women's Day Festival, and the Theorists Festival along with premiering her solo work, "Sparkle with a K", at Navel in Downtown Los Angeles. She has been a resident choreographer for Booker T. Washington HSPVA Rep II Ensemble, The University of Texas at Austin, Center of Creative Arts, Houston MET Too, San Diego Civic Center, and The Windward School. Most recently, she has choreographed Eleanor Kingston’s music video, created a solo work for Avant Chamber Ballet and was awarded finalist for the New York Dance Project Choreography Contest. In the Fall of 2020, she will be creating a new full-length work on Avant Chamber Ballet.
Madison is currently a faculty member for Steps on Broadway, Icon Dance Awards, California Institute of the Arts, Project 21 and is also a faculty member and choreographer for Joffrey Southwest. She was a guest teacher for New York City Dance Alliance. Madison has created and is the director of Moving Forward Dallas, an innovative dance intensive and Non-Profit Organization for young artists. She was a 2013 YoungArts winner for modern dance, 2014 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts Nominee and a guest artist in the 2014 YoungArts Presidential Scholar Gala under the direction of Bill T. Jones. In January of 2017, she performed as a distinguished guest alumnus in the YoungArts annual Backyard Ball under the direction of Tony Yazbeck. She received a choreography award from YAGP in 2014 and had three choreographic works chosen to perform in The Choreographic Honors show at The Juilliard School. Madison was awarded the Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship for her choreography and jazz technique in 2016. She was an Avant Chamber Ballet Women’s Choreography finalist and has also had works showcased at Periapsis Music and Dance and WestFest Dance Festival in New York City. She has performed works by Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Emily Molnar, Kyle Abraham, Ohad Naharin, Peter Chu, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Aszure Barton, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Benjamin Millepied, and Pam Tanowitz.