Madeline Jazz Harvey began her training with the North Carolina Dance Theatre School at the age of eight under the direction of Patricia McBride and Jean Pierre Bonnefoux. She attended summer intensive programs on full scholarship at Chautauqua Institution, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The Juilliard School. She began her professional performance career at age fourteen as an apprentice with NCDT, now Charlotte Ballet. During her apprenticeship, she performed regularly with Charlotte Ballet’s first and second companies in works choreographed by Mark Diamond, Dwight Rhoden, George Balanchine, and others. Madeline also performed as a guest artist with companies including American Repertory Ballet, Olney Ballet Theatre, and Colton Ballet Company of Augusta. While dancing with Charlotte Ballet, she began choreographing and was invited to return to Chautauqua Institution as a guest choreographer and ballet mistress at age sixteen. One of her original Chautauqua ballets resulted in nomination and reception of the New York Choreographic Institute Fellowship Award in 2007. Since then, Madeline’s choreography has been featured at numerous regional dance schools, companies, and festivals.
Madeline graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, summa cum laude, with a Professional Training Certificate and Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance in 2010. Upon graduation, she joined Carolina Ballet Theatre in Greenville, S.C. During her five, full-time seasons as a principal dancer with CBT, she was featured in leading classical and contemporary roles created for her by artistic director Hernan Justo. Highlights include performing the role of Giselle, Alonzo King’s Map, and Dwight Rhoden’s Beatle Juice. She continues to perform with CBT as a frequent guest artist. In addition to performing she was also resident choreographer and developed curricula for CBT’s education and community outreach programs. She is credited with the development of ShapeX, a program designed for children with type II diabetes. Sponsored by grants from General Electric and the Greenville Heath System, this curriculum promotes health and nutrition through movement-centered practice.
Madeline has been teaching for over ten years in a variety of dance styles including, ballet, jazz, pointe, variations, modern, pas de deux, and contemporary. She has served on the faculties of Charlotte Ballet, DanceArts Greenville, Repertory Dance Theatre, and Springfield Ballet Company, among others. She has created works for UNCC, Davidson College, Converse College, and Furman University. Madeline was instructor of ballet at the University of South Carolina in Columbia from 2015 to 2017, in addition to her teaching and choreography, she served as répétiteur for Shaun Boyle and Bryan Arias. Madeline holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in choreography from Jacksonville University. She is currently assistant professor of dance at Colorado State University.
Master of Fine Arts