Nina Madsen Dance
Certified Movement Analyst
Freelance Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher
Tulsa, Oklahoma
ninamadsendance@gmail.com


Curriculum Vitae

  UNCG Dance Department - Room 322                          "Dance, dance...otherwise we are lost" ~Pina Bausch


  

EDUCATION

2014-present                        Tulsa County Community College - Occupational Therapy Program
                                                               Currently working towards an Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant
2008                                       Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences
                                                               Massage Therapy Program
                                                               Associates Degree in Occupational Studies
2005                                       University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                                                                BFA in Dance - Choreography and Performance
                                                                Graduated cum laude       
           
2004                                       Teaterikorkeakoulu - Theater Academy of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)

                                                                Spring semester abroad - dance
2003                                       Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) (Perth, WA)
                                                                Fall semester abroad - dance       

CERTIFICATIONS

2006                                       Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies® (NYC)
                                                                Certificate of Movement Analysis (CMA)



REVIEW

2002                                      "the unforgettable flex of Ursula Payne's student Nina Madsen, reminiscent of Gretchen Lothrop's work"
                                           
  By Byron Woods - Independent Weekly - Review of American Dance Festival - 24 July 2002



PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

2009 - present                   Portico Dans Theatre
                                              Co-Artistic Director/Director of Modern Dance
                                              Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher

2014                                     Tulsa Ballet Studio K Creations
                                               Choreographed & performed in "Genero"
                                                Oct 2

2014                                     eMerge Dance Festival (Submerged)
                                                
Choreographed & performed in "Spoken...Far From Finished"
                                                  April
                                                
2014                                    Tulsa Ballet Studio K Creations
                                                 Choreographed & performed in "Spoken...Far From Finished" & "Fighting"
                                                  Tulsa, OK
                                                   May

2014                                     Mob.Mental.ity
                                                 Presented by Portico Dans Theatre
                                                 Venue - Tulsa Performing Arts Center
                                                 Choreographed & performed in "Fighting", "Between Us 2" & "Gener/o-"
                                                 Tulsa, OK
                                                 July 18-20


2013                                    Passion By Design Art Gallery
                                               Performed an improvisation
                                               Tulsa, OK
                                               May 30, 2013

2012                                    Exchange Dance Festival
                                                Choreographed & performed in "Passage" with Alicia Chesser
                                                Premier/Venue - Presented by The Bell House at Tulsa Ballet Studio K
                                                Tulsa, OK
                                                Aug 13 & 14

2012                                    Confessions
                                                 Choreographed & performed in "Confessions" with 10 dancers
                                                 Premier/Venue - Presented by Tulsa Modern Movement at Tulsa Ballet Studio K
                                                 Tulsa, OK
                                                 June 9 & 10

2011                                     Contemporary Dance New Genre Festival
                                                  Choreography - Tara Madsen Robbins
                                                  Performed "Trio" with Tara Madsen Robbins
                                                  Composer - Nick Omicioli
                                                  Performed in a showcase with The Bell House, Alicia Chesser, Portico Dans Theatre & Living Water Dance Company
                                                  Tulsa, OK

2010                                    Vision of Sound - Live Concert of Music & Dance
                                                 Choreography - Tara Madsen Robbins
                                                 Performed "Trio" with Tara Madsen Robbins
                                                 Performed in a showcase with Melanie Aceto, Suzanne Oliver, Laurie Atkins & 3 live musicians
                                                 Jan Hus Church
                                                 New York, New York
                                                 Aug 29

2010                                     Project Alice
                                                  Portico Dans Theatre
                                                  Choreography - Jen Alden & Valeria Cordero
                                                  Performed solo "Mock Turtle"
                                                  Tulsa Performing Arts Center
                                                  Tulsa, OK
                                                  July 16-18

2010                                     MORE Color Festival
                                                  Co-choreographed with Arien Christopher
                                                  Performed "Know Me" with Arien Christopher & Shirley Hall (poet)
                                                  Dennis R. Neil Equality Center
                                                  Tulsa, OK
                                                  May 27

2010                                     Contemporary Dance New Genre Festival
                                                  Choreographed & performed solo entitled "Shades"
                                                  Performed in a showcase with Sara Gamblin, Jordan Fuchs, Portico Dans Theatre & Living Water Dance Company
                                                  Liggett Studio
                                                  Tulsa, OK
                                                  Feb 28

2006-2009                             Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre - company member

                                                  All performances are in New York, New York
                                                  All are evening length works

                                                  "Undercurrent" - Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre (June 11-14, 2009)
                                                  "Precipitate" - Speyer Hall at University Settlement (Feb 7, 2009)
                                                  "Hearsay" - Dance New Amsterdam/DNA (June 5-8, 2008)
                                                   "Interiors" - Danspace Project @ St. Marks Church (June 14-17, 2007)
                                                   "Blueprints" - Speyer Hall at University Settlement (Feb 24, 2007)

2006-2009                            Outreach Dance Theatre (outreach program/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre)     
                                             
  
                                                 Performances and participatory programs     
                                                 All  venues are in New York, New York


                                                 Bring Your Child to Work Day - McGraw-Hill Publishing Company (2007 & 2008)
                                                 Performances & Workshops - Bronx Charter School for the Arts (2007)
                                                 Family Day - Philip Coltoff Center at Greenwich Village (2006)

2009                                    kerPlunk - company dancer
                                                 Choreographer - Katherine Richardson
                                                 Performed "Scapes" with 5 dancers
                                                 Green Space Blooms
                                                 Long Island City, Queens
                                                 April 25

2008                                    An Evening of Original Dance: Love in the Mud
                                                 Choreographer - Marissa Clementi
                                                 Performed "Love in the Mud" with Marissa Clementi & Laurel Steinhauser
                                                 Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX
                                                 Brooklyn, New York
                                                 March 21-22

2008                                      An Evening of Dance Performance & Shadow Puppetry
                                                   Choreographer - Eleanor Goudie-Averill
                                                   Stone Depot Dance Lab
                                                   Brooklyn, New York
                                                   July 20

2006                                      Wandering: The Seventh Biannual Makor Marathon
                                                   Choreographer - Michal Zacut
                                                   Performed a duet with Michal Zacut
                                                   Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd St. Y
                                                   New York, New York
                                                   June 4

Summer 2005                         Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama - Mountainside Theater
                                                   Summer stock - dancer
                                                   Daily performance of "Unto These Hills" drama
                                                   Choreographer - Pamela Atha
                                                   Cherokee, North Carolina
                                                   May through August

2004-2005                               John Gamble Dance Theater - company dancer
                                                    Choreographer - John Gamble
                                                    Performed in "Winter Ashes"
                                                    UNCG Dance Theater
                                                    Greensboro, North Carolina

2003                                       Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts/PICA
                                                    Choreographer - Gemma White
                                                    Performed in a showcase
                                                    Perth, Western Australia

2003                                     Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts
                                                
Co-choreographed (with Lauren Hamlett) & performed in "problem with NO name"
                                                
Premier - Insert Title Concert
                                                
                                                
2002                                        American Dance Festival
                                              
                                                     Performed in repertoire by Andrea Woods

                                                     Performed a solo for Ursula Payne's Laban Movement Analysis class (student showings)

                                                     Performed in "Formas Producidas" in student concert
                                                     Choreography by Juan Carlos Verdu


2001-2005                                University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG Dance Theater)
                                               
                                                     BFA Senior Thesis Concert

                                                           Choreographed "Bohemian Masquerade"
 
                                                           Performed a solo entitled "silent moratorium: sweet aphasiac chooses not her remedy"
                                                           Choreographer - Tamara Begley

                                                           Performed in "Pronto"
                                                           Choreographer - Cherie Clemo

                                                           April 22-23, 2005

                                                     Prime Movers Concert

                                                          Choreographed & performed duet entitled "in the" with Love Muwwakkil

                                                          Co-choreographed (with Lauren Hamlett) & performed in "problem with NO name"

                                                          Performed in "Odd Ball" as a featured soloist
                                                          Choreographer - Cherie Clemo

                                                     Balance: MFA Thesis of Eleanor Smith
 

                                                           Performed in "Mozart Effect"
                                                           Choreographer - Eleanor Smith
                                                           March 28-29, 2003

                                                            *Additional performances of "Mozart Effect"
                                                           
                                                            American College Dance Festival Gala Concert
                                                            North Carolina State University
                                                            2003

                                                            Fall Departmental Concert
                                                            UNCG Dance Theater
                                                            2002

                                                    UNCG Faculty Concert
                                                          Performed in "Fallen open palm exposing its hovering weight under skimming heels rubbing raw spearing survival"
                                                          Choreographer - BJ Sullivan
                                                          Nov 12-16, 2002

                                                    Urban Wash: MFA Thesis of Rebekah J. Kennedy
                                                        
  Performed in "Enchanted Delerium" & "911 Exodus"
                                                         
Choreographer - Rebekah Kennedy
                                                          April 2002

                                                     Barry B. Stoneking: MFA Production
                                                          
Performed in "All My Good Intentions"
                                                           Choreographer - Barry Stoneking
                                                           Feb 1-2, 2002

2000                                        Jazz Dance World Congress
                                                    
Performed as a featured soloist in "Graffiti on the Wall"
                                                     Choreographer - James Robey
                                                     Leo's Choreography Showcase
                                                     State University of Buffalo
                                                     Buffalo, New York
 


PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY - REPERTOIRE FOR HIRE


2015                                   Lineage
                                                *Currently in process

2014                                   Genero
                                                 Premier - Portico Dans Theatre presents Mob Mental.ity
                                                 Venue - Tulsa Performing Arts Center
                                                 Number of dancers - 4
                                                 Dancers for this performance - Nina Madsen, Jen Alden, Emily Smith & Angelyn Moura
                                                 Length - 7 min
                                                 Tulsa, OK
                                                  July 18-20
                                                  **Additional performance - Tulsa Ballet Studio K "Creations in Studio K" on Oct 2, 2014
                                                  Dancers for this performance - Nina Madsen, Jen Alden, Emily Smith & Shana Glenn

2014                                    Spoken...Far From Finished
                                               Premier - Submerged - Emerge Dance Festival
                                               Venue - Inside the Tulsa Tunnels
                                               Number of dancers - 2
                                               Dancers for this performance - Nina Madsen & Jen Alden
                                               Length 0 4 min
                                               Tulsa, OK
                                                **Additional performance - Tulsa Ballet Studio K "Creations in Studio K" in May 2014

2012
                                   Passage
                                                
Premier - The Bell House - Exchange Dance Festival
                                                 Venue - Tulsa Ballet Studio K
                                                 Number of dancers - 2
                                                 Dancers for this performance - Alicia Chesser & Nina Madsen
                                                 Length - 5 min
                                                 Tulsa, OK
                                                 August 13 & 14
                                        

2012                                    Confessions (evening length work)
                                                 Premier/Venue - Choreographed on Tulsa Modern Movement at Tulsa Ballet Studio K
                                                 Number of dancers - 11
                                                 Length - 55 min
                                                 Tulsa, OK
                                                 June 9 & 10

                                                 Repertoire -
                                                       "between us (i)" - 8 dancers, 5 min
                                                             Dancers for this performance - Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Alicia Chesser, Ari Christopher, Cassie Hampton, Mona Hatter,
                                                                                                          Nina Madsen & Jessica Vokoun
                                                        "hold" - 1 dancer, 2 min
                                                             Dancer for this performance - Megan McKown
                                                         "happenings" - 3 dancers, 3 min
                                                             Dancers for this performance - Alicia Chesser, Mona Hatter & Jessica Vokoun
                                                         "the alone waltz" - 1 dancer, 4 min
                                                              Dancer for this performance - Alicia Chesser
                                                          "falling" - 8 dancers, 3 min
                                                              Dancers for this performance - Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Alicia Chesser, Ari Christopher, Cassie Hampton, Mona Hatter,
                                                                                                          Nina Madsen & Jessica Vokoun
                                                         "fighting" - 8 dancers, 8 min
                                                               Dancers for this performance - Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Alicia Chesser, Ari Christopher, Cassie Hampton, Mona Hatter,
                                                                                                            Nina Madsen & Jessica Vokoun
                                                                 **Additional performance - Tulsa Ballet's Creations in Studio K (May 2014)
                                                                 Dancers for this performance - Nina Madsen, Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Maria Tate Reed, Linda Davis, Emily Smith, Michael
                                                                 Lopez & Kimberly Wall
                                                        "split" - 1 dancer, 5 min
                                                               Dancer for this performance - Ari Christopher
                                                        "shift" - 1 dancer, 3 min
                                                               Dancer for this performance - Margaret Leighty
                                                        "tribe on" - 6 dancers, 4 min
                                                               Dancers for this performance - Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Cassie Hampton, Mona Hatter, Nina Madsen & Jessica Vokoun
                                                         "faces" - 8 dancers, 3 min
                                                               Dancers for this performance - Alicia Chesser & Ari Christopher
                                                         "break" - 1 dancer, 6 min
                                                               Dancer for this performance - Rachel Bruce Johnson
                                                         "between us (ii)" - 8 dancers, 6 min
                                                               Dancers for this performance - Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Rachel Bruce Johnson, Alicia Chesser, Ari Christopher, Cassie
                                                                                                            Hampton, Mona Hatter, Margaret Leighty, Nina Madsen, Megan McKown &
                                                                                                            Jessica Vokoun
                                                              **Additional performance - Tulsa Ballet's Creations in Studio K (May 2014)
                                                              Dancers for this performance - Nina Madsen, Emily Smith, Jen Alden, Linda Davis, Jamie Beller, Chris Nored, Angelyn Moura &
                                                              Kimberly Wall

2011 
                                    Between Us
                                                 
Premier - Contemporary Dance New Genre Festival
                                                  Venue - Central High School
                                                  Number of dancers - 8
                                                  Dancers for this performance - Jen Alden, Jamie Beller, Alicia Chesser, Ari Christopher, Cassie Hampton, Margaret Leighty, Megan
                                                  McKown & CrystalRose Stewart
                                                  Length - 12 min
                                                  Tulsa, OK
                                                  February


                                             **Additional Venue: Selected to perform as a showcase opener for Tulsa Ballet's Creation's in Studio K
                                       
     May 6, 2012
                                          
2010                                    Shades
                                                
Premier - Contemporary Dance New Genre Festival
                                                 Venue - Liggett Studio
                                                 Number of dancers - 1
                                                 Dancer for this performance - Nina Madsen
                                                 Length - 7 min
                                                 Tulsa, OK
                                                 Feb 26-27

2007                                    Passing
                                                
Premier - Amanda Selywn Presents Blueprints
                                                 Venue - University Settlement
                                                 Number of dancers - 1
                                                 Dancer for this performance- Nina Madsen
                                                 Length - 5 min
                                                 New York, New York
                                                 Performed in an evening with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre
                                                 *This piece was choreographed in collaboration with Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre

2007                                    Flute
                                           
     Premier - John Gregory Wright Memorial Scholarship Gala
                                                Number of dancers - 2
                                                Dancers for this performance- Tara Madsen Robbins & Nina Madsen
                                                Length - 4 min
                                                Hamburg, NJ
                                                Dec 9


Teaching Experience

Class description: Nina Madsen’s modern dance class is inspired by a combination of release technique, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals, and other Somatic Practices.  We explore the body’s natural relationship to the floor throughout the first half of the class and gradually transition into standing, fluidly moving with the forces of gravity and the body’s natural tendencies.   The class emphasizes dynamic connectivity and awareness of the body to achieve maximum physical freedom of expression through movement.  Ending combinations focus on fusing the inner and outer worlds of the mover and the somatic realization of meaning through movement. 

2013-present                Portico Dans Theatre
                                         The Fly Loft
                                         Modern dance
                                        Tulsa, Oklahoma

2012                             The Bell House - Exchange Dance Festival
                                         Modern dance - master class workshop
                                         Tulsa, OK
                                         Aug 11

2012                            Modern Dance
                                         Weekly class for Tulsa Modern Movement
                                        
2010                             Modern dance
                                        Portico Dans Theatre
                                        Master classes

2005                             Unto These Hills Mountainside Theater
                                         Master Classes: Modern dance & Intro to choreography
                                         Cherokee, North Carolina

2004                             Pike County Center for the Performing Arts
                                         Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance
                                         6 week summer intensive
                                         Pennsylvania

1998-2001                     Dance Expression Dance Arts
                                         Assistance teacher
                                         Hamburg, New Jersey


INFLUENTIAL TEACHERS/AREAS OF STUDY


Modern (Release, Graham, Cunningham, Horton, Limon)
      BJ Sullivan, Jan Van Dyke, Gerri Houlihan, Andrea Woods, David Dorfman, Sherone Price, John Gamble, Claudia Angeve, Justin Rutzou, Ervi Siren, Denise Kay,
      Virginia Kennedy, James Robey
Laban Movement Analysis/Bartenieff Fundamentals
      Amy Matthews, Aynsley Vandenbroue, Ursula Payne, Ellen Goldman, John Chanik
Ballet - Claudia Angeve, B.J. Sullivan, Virginia Kennedy, Mark Brinkley
Tap
- Vicki Fisher
Jazz
- Lisa Simko, Frank Hatchett
African - Sherone Price
Composition/Choreography - Jan Van Dyke, B.J. Sullivan, Barry Stoneking, Nanette Hassall
Contact Improvisation - John Gamble, B.J. Sullivan

Repertoire
- Andrea Woods, B.J. Sullivan, Justin Rutzou
Improvisation
- Eluza Santos
Dance History - Ann Dils
Dance Education - Sue Stinson


VOLUNTEER
2013              The Bell House - Advisory Committee - Tulsa, OK
2011              Living Arts Dance Committee - Tulsa, OK


AWARDS/HONORS

2012              Original choreography of Between Us selected to perform as showcase opener for Tulsa Ballet's Creations in Studio K
2005              Student Excellence Award - UNCG
2005              Burns Dance Scholarship - UNCG
2003              O.P.I. Travel Grant to study abroad


OTHER STUDIES/SKILLS

2012              Owner/Licensed Massage Therapist - Nina Madsen Massage Therapy
                     www.ninamadsenmassage.com
2008              Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences - Massage Therapy Program
                     Associates Degree in Occupational Studies
                     1,250 hour program
2008-present  American Massage Therapy Association - professional member














 

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