Madison Knutson

Madison grew up competitively dancing in Riverside before attending Grand Canyon University, where she studied techniques such as modern, jazz, ballet, and contemporary. After graduating with a BA in English and a minor in Dance from GCU, Madison moved to England where she obtained a Masters in English Literature from the University of Liverpool. Madison has attended training intensives with a handful of companies-such as American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Dance Street Chicago, Dana Metz, SoulEscape, and the Boulder Jazz Workshop-and has had the opportunity to take master classes taught by artists such as Alice Klock, Tyce Diorio, Miguel Perez, Penny Saunders, Jess Hendricks, and many others. Her choreography has premiered at numerous festivals, like the Herberger Arts Festival in Phoenix (2017-2018), the SoCal Dance & Choreography Festival in Long Beach (2022), Re:Live in Santa Barbara (2022), the Inland Empire Dance Festival in Riverside (2019, 2022), and numerous times through Ethington Dance Ensemble in Phoenix (2018-2019). Additionally, in 2019, her choreography was honored at the American College Dance Association’s final Gala at San Jose State University, where the piece was presented with ten other works after a week-long selective process. She has also danced with and choreographed for Calliopus Contemporary, which is based out of Temecula, CA.

Madison is grateful to have taught at Inspire Dance Complex since 2019. She currently instructs Modern and Contemporary, and choreographs for the I competition team.