Madison (Maddie) Nelis danced at Stage 1 for 10 years and was part of the Performing Company for four of those years. She was also an assistant dance teacher at the studio for two years. Maddie has attended many competitions, workshops, and has taken classes taught by numerous Master Teachers throughout her time at Stage 1. She also performed in a parade at Walt Disney World Epcot in Orlando, Florida. Maddie has also attended Dance Teacher Connection by MusicWorks to grow as a dance teacher. She is going into her second year as an instructor at Stage 1 and enjoys sharing her love of dance with the younger students. In addition to receiving excellent dance training and technique, she has learned many invaluable life skills such as discipline, teamwork, responsibility, confidence, stage presence, and leadership skills, and she encourages her students to grow in these areas also. She is so excited for another year at Stage 1! Maddie is currently enrolled at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging Technology. During her time at IUPUI, she has been a member of the The Moving Company, which is one of IUPUI’s dance teams.