Maddie began her ballet training at age three and a half right here at Lareen Fender’s The Ballet School Performing Arts. She instantly fell in love with the technique, dedication and athleticism associated with the art. She danced her way through the academic training program until becoming a part of the advanced class’s Ballet Joyeux, which she was a part of until graduating high school. Her passion for dance lead her to study human physiology at the University of Oregon. She is thrilled to now be a part of the Ballet School’s teaching staff after moving back to the Bay Area.