"Risa Steinberg said, “all we have is who we are, how we generate it, and how we communicate it” and I will forever carry that with me as a creator and human being."
"Spend one day observing the dance program at The Juilliard School, and it's obvious how hard the dancers have worked to get there. But even in a studio filled with insane talent, Madi Hicks stands out."
-Hannah Foster (Dance Spirit Magazine)
"Dancers should not have to spend thousands of dollars to travel all over the world for training in the summer or throughout the year. Moving Forward was created to bring these opportunities right into their backyard."
"With ‘Perfect’ Paradox, Madison Hicks, the youngest choreographer selected for the Project, evoked the innocence of youth. She employed definitive contemporary dance movements—strong and controlled leg movements, fluidity in the spine, and dynamic shifts in levels and energy usage—to construct a loose narrative of growing up and leaving the nest."