Madeleine Sisson is a performance art and dance instructor based in Oregon, USA.
She enjoys traveling around Lane County sharing her knowledge of tap, jazz, and musical theatre with students in the public school system.
Along with teaching in schools, she also teaches in dance studios around the area. Her repertoire of dance technique includes tap, ballet, modern, jazz, and musical theatre.
Her passion for movement outreach is manifest through her work with DanceAbility International and its stand in the social justice movement for equality in movement; “Dance is for everyone.”
Madeleine feels grateful to have spent her teens studying dance and theatre with some of the PNW’s best instructors and mentors of the performing arts. Madeleine also toured for four years with an outreach company, taking multicultural, participatory dance education to rural and disadvantaged students in the public school system.
After receiving her teacher's certification, she is proud to currently be teaching classes throughout Eugene.
Visit the DanceAbility Website to find which classes information on classes.
Performing in the streets with a DanceAbility Informance, Rome Italy
DanceAbility International is a global non-profit organization based in Eugene, Oregon. The method dissolves barriers between people with and without disabilities. It is recognized worldwide as being at the forefront of inclusive dance and as a tool for building awareness and creating opportunities for people who have been traditionally marginalized.
The use of dance and movement creates communication, creativity, and connection between poeple. The work impacts society by empowering people to live richer, more rewarding lives. Using the DanceAbility method, we conduct classes and workshops, train dance and movement teachers, create and distribute educational materials, and present mixed-abilities performances around the world.
"DanceAbility is the most developed and comprehensive method for teaching improvisational dance in an inclusive setting that exists in the world and is practiced globally. There are 600 teachers from over 45 countries and 21 Master Teachers." - Jana Meszaros, Master DanceAbility Teacher
"DanceAbility International’s mission is to create opportunities for people with and without disabilities to dance and move together. Our vision is that through dance and movement, people from very diverse backgrounds experience the art of being together. The work of DanceAbility International helps decrease prejudice and misconceptions about diversity in the field of dance, and by extension in society. The DanceAbility mission is accomplished through classes and workshops for adults and children, teacher training, performances featuring people with and without disabilities in collaboration, and other educational programs." -DanceAbilityinternational.com
To find out more information about DanceAbility, visit their website.
"I believe dance is for everyone and that everyone can take part in the joy and benefits of movement. When I am not in the studio or on stage, you can usually find me outside on my next hiking adventure or on my family farm with the horses and dogs."