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Dance instructor and teachers

Madison Ruhling

Madison began her dance training at the age of 9. Madison is disciplined in the foundations of dance and the importance of technique in numerous styles. In Madison’s senior year of high school, she transferred to another studio to experience competitive dance. For the past 11 years, she has trained in various dance styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. She attended Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts and was a part of their dance magnet. Madison was also a member of their dance company where she became co-captain her junior year and co-director her senior year. In her junior and senior years of high school, she fulfilled one of the roles of Clara in their yearly production of The Nutcracker, worked with many guest choreographers, participated in master classes, and performed at numerous showcases. One of those showcases is an opportunity to perform a self-choreographed ensemble piece in front of a national conference. In her freshman year of college, she became a member of Stevenson University’s Dance Team, ranked 2nd in the nation in Division III Hip Hop. With the team, Madison traveled to Boston, MA to perform at NDA Camp where they received a bid to compete at NDA Nationals. Within that year, they performed at many Stevenson football and basketball games for their halftime shows. Madison loves teaching her students and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with everyone around her. Madison has won high scores and choreography awards while teaching at DEI.

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