Madison (Maddie) Nelis danced at Stage I for 10 years, was part of the Performing Company for four years, and an assistant dance teacher at the studio for two years. She attended many competitions and workshops, performed in a parade at Walt Disney World Epcot in Orlando, Florida, and took numerous classes taught by Master Teachers throughout her time at Stage 1. To grow as a dance instructor, Maddie attended Dance Teacher Connection by MusicWorks. She is going into her sixth year as a dance and gymnastics instructor at Stage 1 and enjoys sharing her love of dance with the students. In addition to receiving excellent dance training and technique as a student at Stage I, she learned many invaluable life skills such as discipline, teamwork, responsibility, confidence, stage presence, and leadership skills. Now as an instructor, she encourages her students to grow in these areas too. She is so excited for another year at Stage 1! Another fun role she has at Stage 1 is the Director of Entertainment. Maddie graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine with an Associate's degree of Radiography in May of 2020 and a Bachelor's degree of Medical Imaging Technology with a concentration in echocardiography in December of 2021. She has been employed at Franciscan Alliance for the past three years, first as a Student Imaging Tech, then a X-ray Tech, and her current position as a full time Echo Tech.