Choreographer Teacher Dancer
MFA in Choreography 2021
The Juilliard School BFA 2018
Director of Moving Forward Dallas
Freelance Choreographer and Teacher
Madison Hicks graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA in 2014 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. Most recently, Madison’s work has been showcased in Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and LA Dance Festival. She is honored to be the winner of Avant Chamber Ballet’s Women’s Choreography Project residency and commission for the 2020-2021 season and will also create a new work for New York Dance Project and Ballet Arkansas in the Spring of 2021. She was a full-time company member with LA Dance Project under the direction of Benjamin Millepied for the 2018/2019 season. In 2019 and 2020, 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. 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. 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 has also had work 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.