Madelyn LaLonde is originally from Houston, Texas where she started dancing at the age of three at Hintze Dance Center. By the age of thirteen, Madelyn transferred studios to train in classical techniques in Ballet and Modern at Allegro West Academy of Dance in Katy, Texas. Under the direction of Catriona Steel and Lynsey Steel, she participated in Royal Academy of Dance syllabi exams. While maintaining her training at Allegro West, Madelyn also attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where she graduated with the Highest of Honors in Dance. Madelyn has competed in both classical and contemporary styles at Youth America Grand Prix at both the regional and national levels. She was even privileged to have her own choreography be nominated for a Choreography Award at YAGP. After graduating HSVPA, she made the move to New York to attend the State University of New York at Purchase College. Madelyn recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase, with a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Arts Management. During her time at SUNY Purchase, she performed works by Merce Cunningham, Dylan Crossman, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Norbert De La Cruz III, Brian Enos, Taryn Kaschock Russell, among other acclaimed choreographers. Madelyn is honored and excited to see her dreams unfold, by being offered an apprenticeship for the 2018-2019 season of Elisa Monte Dance, under the direction of Tiffany Rea-Fisher.