Hi, I’m Madelena! I took my first dance class when I was 11 years old, and I was immediately hooked. Since then, I’ve trained primarily in modern dance here at JCSD, while also exploring jazz, ballet, hip hop, and choreography. I joined the JCSD apprentice program last year, and today, I’m so happy to have the opportunity to teach at the studio that’s been such a major part of my life.
Outside of dance, I’m currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in physics through dual enrollment at Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College. If I’m not dancing or working on coffee-fueled homework, I’m probably reading, listening to music, snacking, or some combination of all three! I love both teaching and learning, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds at JCSD.