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Wade Madsen

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Modern, Choreography

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Wade Madsen

Wade Madsen has been teaching in the Seattle area for over 35 years. He has taught at Cornish College of the Arts for over 29 years and premiered nearly 31 dances for Cornish Dance Theater. Wade currently teaches community classes at Velocity Dance Center. He finds new growth and stamina as a teacher with various workshops and performances throughout the country. He has taught at the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop for 31 years. Wade has produced and performed his own work with his company Wade Madsen and Dancers in Seattle since 1977. A former member of the Bill Evans Dance Company and Tandy Beal & Company, Wade has received choreographic grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State, King County, Seattle Arts Commission, Artist’s Trust, and Allied Arts. Most recently he was honored by Velocity Dance Center for his body of work as a choreographer and teacher. He has received the Outstanding Teacher award three times during his teaching career at Cornish. His work has been produced internationally and in Seattle by the Allegro! Dance Festival, Seattle Dance Project, On the Boards, Bumbershoot, Rockhopper Dance, d-9 dance collective, Spectrum, Seattle Opera, and ACT Theater. He has also performed with various dance groups in Seattle, including Spectrum Dance Theater, DanceWorks Northwest, Amy O’Neal, Amy Legendre, and Co-Motion Dance. Madsen has been a collaborative company member with Dayna Hanson since 2004. Wade is currently working with Dayna Hanson on a new project that will premiere in the fall of 2013 at On the Boards.

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