About Madison Cray
Madison Cray is a born and raised Ohio native who spent most of her years training at NorthPointe Dance Academy in Lewis Center, Ohio. She has traveled across the country working and training with well-known choreographers such as Michael Minery, Nick DiNicolangelo, Jenn Freeman, Molly Long and many more. Not only has she been dancing, but she has also been given the opportunity to both choreograph and teach at her home studio, both recital classes and competition dances. She enjoys spreading her knowledge of the art of dance to the next generation. Her main focus in style is tap, but she has extensive experience in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and ballet. In previous years, Madison has won numerous awards at conventions such as Honored Crew Member at Adrenaline. She placed second overall in her solo at JUMP and won first place at Revive Dance Convention in 2018. She was also in the “solo showdown” at Hall of Fame Nationals in 2018. Madison has also had the opportunity to work with Nick DiNicolangelo being part of his tap company “Hands Down Tap Project.” She now continues her training as a dancer and educator as a dance major at The Ohio State University.
My goal as a dancer and educator of dance is to make sure that children gain the knowledge and confidence to carry them through the rest of their lives. Since I was a kid myself, I have always longed to make a difference in other people’s lives. My dance teachers have impacted me in more ways than I can explain and it would be a gift to be able to do the same for the next generation. I have an undying love for tap dance and nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than when one of my students is able to get a step for the first time. I also adore working with children with disabilities and have had the privilege to lead a special needs dance class at my studio. Combining these two loves is something I have wanted to do ever since I have shadowed my mother, a special education teacher. I hope to, one day, be able to work with both the special needs community along with the competition dance world.