Madison Simons, BA, ACUSA
Title: Assistant Artistic Director
Madison Simons, BA, ACUSA (Assistant Artistic Director), was born and raised in Huntington Beach, Calif. She grew up dancing at Huntington Academy of Dance. Under the direction of Marnell Himes-Ushijima, Madison trained in the Cecchetti Method of ballet, and has passed her Cecchetti Final Diploma exam, as well as her Associate Teacher’s Exam. She has now been teaching at her home studio for 15 years. She was a company member with Ballet Etudes Youth Ballet Company for five years, in which she performed roles such as Alice in Alice in Wonderland,
Wendy in Peter Pan, and Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker. This year, she is excited to step into an Assistant Director role with Ballet Etudes. Madison also holds her bachelor’s degree in dance science from Cal State Long Beach and is a certified Pilates instructor. In her free time she dances as company member with Ballet Etudes’ alumni dance company, Emergent.