"This is the rare work where dance and spoken word complement each other with poise and verve."
"Don’t be afraid to be different. Your journey is your journey and it does not need to be like anyone else’s."
Tips for Choreographing Your First Dance in College by Helen Rolfe
"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."