Dance CV

Biography

Madeline Maxine Gorman is a Maryland native who graduated as commencement speaker from Towson University with her B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography and B.S. in Mass Communication. Described as a “raw talent” and “a treasure that can push her and the dance community in the right direction” (Charm City Dance), her choreography explores societal issues through the combination of contemporary movement with projection, music, humor, and audience engagement. 

 

Gorman has performed with The Towson University Dance Company, The Collective, RawArts Dance, BlueShift Dance, DEVIATED THEATRE, and Extreme Lengths. She has worked for Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Dance Place, and Jacob’s Pillow. Her choreography has been featured in The Collective Open Marley Night, Inertia Concert, BIDA Choreographer’s Showcase, SPRINGBOARD Performance Series, Peabody Dance! Festival, and Joy of Motion’s Dance Project Showcase.

 

Gorman self-produced ADDICT, a show about the representation of addicts in American media that ran for two sold-out nights at Baltimore Theatre Project in March 2019. Over $4,000 in ticket sales benefited Helping Up Mission’s project to build a new homeless shelter for women and children affected by addiction. An excerpt from ADDICT was performed in The Ascending Choreographer’s Festival, where it was voted Audience Favorite.

 

Most recently, Gorman was commissioned by Joe’s Movement Emporium as part of their “When Hate Hits Home” season to present her new evening-length work Veritas, now rescheduled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Skills

  • Choreography     

  • Improvisation     

  • Collaboration  

  • Partnering     

  • Teaching     

  • Creative Initiatives

Choreography

OCT 2019 - Present

Veritas

Commissioned by Joe’s Movement Emporium, Veritas is a multimedia performance about how truth can be silenced, distorted, or erased entirely by American mass media. Featuring original music and striking digital projections, Veritas ultimately calls into question for each audience member how willing they are to defend truth in their own lives. 

 

Awards:

Performance-in-Progress funding from Dance Metro DC

MAR 2019 PREMIERE

ADDICT

ADDICT is a collaborative dance performance that seeks to address issues of harmful stereotypes, societal assumptions, and negative effects that contribute to peoples’ struggles with addiction. The premiere ran for two sold-out nights at Baltimore Theatre Project. Over $4,000 in ticket sales benefited Helping Up Mission’s project to build a homeless shelter specifically for women and children affected by addiction.

Awards: 

Artist Grant from the Kaplan Fund, Student Research Impact Award from Towson University, Independent Artist Grant from the Maryland Dance Educators Alliance, “Audience Favorite” from the Ascending Choreographer’s Festival

MAR 2019 PREMIERE

Me Time

Me Time is an evocative solo that examines the dichotomy between trying to take time for yourself, while also ruthlessly climbing the corporate ladder as a woman in our society. Ultimately, the work examines one woman's psychological journey and the cognitive dissonance she experiences in the working world.

 

Performances:

This work was featured in The Collective's Open Marley Night and the AACC Dance Company Alumni Concert. It was selected by Dance Place for the New Releases Concert, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.​

DEC 2018 PREMIERE

Party!

Party! is a theatrical dance work set to the T.S. Elliot's poem "The Hollow Men." As the dancers navigate literal troubled waters, Party! leaves space for individual interpretations of groupthink, violence, politics, and ideology. 

 

Performances:

This work was featured in the Towson University Senior Seminar Concert and Joy of Motion’s Dance Project Showcase

OCT 2017 PREMIERE

The Cycle

By exploring themes of childhood, fertility, and destructive habits through contemporary movement, The Cycle paints a stark portrait of how some women experience isolation. 

 

Performances:

This work was chosen by dance faculty to represent Towson University in the Adjudicated Concert at the American College Dance Festival in 2017.  

OCT 2016 PREMIERE

Bitten Tongue

Bitten Tongue explores the combative relationship between society and self through martial arts-inspired movements and powerful vocalizations.

 

Performances:

This work was featured in the Peabody Dance! Festival, the SPRINGBOARD Performance Series, and the Baltimore Independent Dance Artist’s Choreographer’s Showcase.

Performance

SEP 2018 - PRESENT

BlueShift Dance – Baltimore, MD 

Member of BlueShift Dance, under the direction of Caitlin McAfee. Performances include engagements at Small Plates Choreography Festival and Baltimore Theatre Project.  

 

SEP 2019 - OCT 2019

DEVIATED THEATRE – Baltimore, MD

Project dancer for DEVIATED THEATRE under the direction of Kimmie Dobbs Chan for a performance at the National Art Gallery.

JUL 2019 - SEP 2019

Extreme Lengths – Washington, DC 

Member for Extreme Lengths under the direction of Ben Levine. Performed in a piece by Erica Rebollar at Dance Place.

APR 2019 - JUL 2019

RawArts Dance – Washington, DC

Project dancer for RawArts Dance, under the direction of Da'Shown Rawl. Performances include engagements at Ballet Nova and The Warehouse.  

 

SEP 2018 - MAY 2019

The Collective – Baltimore, MD 

Member of The Collective, under the direction of Sonia Synkowski and Alyson Jacques. Performances include engagements at the Creative Alliance, Free Fall Baltimore, Baltimore Dance Invitational, and Baltimore Theatre Project. 

 

AUG 2017 - DEC 2018

Towson University Dance Company – Towson, MD

Member of the Towson University Dance Company, under the direction of Runqiao Du in the fall and Linda Fisher-Harrell in the spring. 

 

Performed works by Runqiao Du, Malcolm Shute, Vincent Thomas, Peter Pucci, and Amy Hall Garner. Presently rehearsing works by Alison Seidenstricker and Therese Gahl.   

 

AUG 2014 - MAY 2015

AACC Dance Company – Arnold, MD

Member of the AACC Dance Company, under the direction of Lynda Fitzgerald. 

 

Performed works by Lynda Fitzgerald and fellow company members. 

Training

Towson University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - B.F.A.

Dance (Performance & Choreography Track)

GPA: 3.8

 

Coursework:

Ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation, aerial, hip-hop, anatomy, kinesiology, dance history, choreography, dance for the camera

 

Workshops & Masterclasses

Ohad Naharin, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists Dance Company, Dance Exchange, Deep Vision Dance Company, VT Dance, Ailey II, Ballet X, Ephrat Asherie Dance, PHILADANCO!, Dorrance Dance, Cie Art Move Concept, Compañía Sharon Fridman, Faye Driscoll, Netta Yerushalmy, Sonya Tayeh, ODC/Dance, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Bruce Wood Dance, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Orange Grove Dance

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