madeline maxine gorman
education & tRAINING
TOWSON UNIVERSITY – Towson, MD (Conferred in Spring 2019. Commencement Speaker.)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Performance and Choreography.
Coursework: ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation, aerial, hip-hop, anatomy, kinesiology, dance history, choreography, dance for the camera
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications and Public Relations.
Coursework: communications, research, media ethics, journalism, digital publishing, public relations, marketing, non-profits, social media, campaign planning, media sales, advertising
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
Aerial dance (trapeze/silks), contact improvisation, partnering, martial arts, Gaga
BLUESHIFT DANCE – Baltimore, MD (SEP 2018 - PRESENT)
Member of BlueShift Dance, under the direction of Caitlin McAfee. Performances include engagements at Small Plates Choreography Festival and Baltimore Theatre Project.
DEVIATED THEATRE – Baltimore, MD (SEP 2019 - OCT 2019)
Project dancer for DEVIATED THEATRE under the direction of Kimmie Dobbs Chan for a performance at the National Art Gallery.
EXTREME LENGTHS – Washington, DC (JUL 2019 - SEP 2019)
Member for Extreme Lengths under the direction of Ben Levine. Performed in a piece by Erica Rebollar at Dance Place.
RAWARTS DANCE – Washington, DC (APR 2019 - JUL 2019)
Project dancer for RawArts Dance, under the direction of Da'Shown Rawl. Performances include engagements at Ballet Nova and The Warehouse.
THE COLLECTIVE – Baltimore, MD (SEP 2018 - MAY 2019)
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.
TOWSON UNIVERSITY DANCE COMPANY – Towson, MD (AUG 2017 - DEC 2018)
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.
AACC DANCE COMPANY – Arnold, MD (AUG 2014 - MAY 2015)
Member of the AACC Dance Company, under the direction of Lynda Fitzgerald.
Performed works by Lynda Fitzgerald and fellow company members.
CHOREOGRAPHY: EVENING LENGTH
VERITAS (MAY 2020 Premiere)
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
ADDICT (MAR 2019 Premiere)
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
CHOREOGRAPHY: SHORT WORKS
ME TIME (MAR 2020 Premiere)
With a set that includes dozens of hanging origami stars, a handful of newspapers, two outfits, and a cigarette, Me Time is an evocative solo that examines one woman's psychological journey and the cognitive dissonance she experiences in the corporate world.
Performances: This work was featured and partially funded by Dance Place for the New Releases Concert.
PARTY! (DEC 2018 Premiere)
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.
THE CYCLE (OCT 2017 Premiere)
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.
BITTEN TONGUE (OCT 2016 Premiere)
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.