Madison Russo – Judges’ Choice March 2014

Thank you so much! I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen by your judges. I currently dance at Ballet East in West Palm Beach, FL. I have danced 10 years doing various styles ranging from ballet to acrobatics. These past couple years I have become serious in two styles of dance: ballet/pointe and contemporary dance.

In contemporary I am coached by the most amazing contemporary teacher that I know, Ms. Chelsea Nasby. Ms.Nasby choreographed this solo that I entered titled "Phosphorous" with which I won second place in the junior women's contemporary category at the 2014 YAGP Tampa semi-regional competition and the Gold medal in the Junior women's contemporary category at the 2014 American Dance Competition/IBC. Also at ADC/IBC I was awarded a Silver medal for my "Giselle" variation in the junior classical division, as well as the Fernando Bujones Excellence Award for excelling in classical and contemporary work. 

I am so happy to be using the money toward travel expenses to the two summer intensives I will be attending, Miami City Ballet and Ellison Ballet. Thank you again to Harlequin Floors for this scholarship.