Choreographer Bios

Hailey Burt

Hailey Burt graduated from the University of Washington in June 2015 with a BA, double majoring in dance and art history. As a dancer, choreographer, and rehearsal assistant, she has had the opportunity to work with Jennifer Salk, Rachael Lincoln, Wilson Mendieta, Bruce McCormick, Alice Gosti, and Wade Madsen, among others. At UW, she has also worked as a stage manager and in various other technical roles for over ten productions. Originally from Portland, OR, Hailey is now based in Seattle and currently dances with Relay Dance Collective.

Stephanie Golden

Originally from San Diego, CA, Stephanie Golden grew up at Danceology Performing Arts Campus under the direction of Nicole Lucia. She was trained intensively in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Musical Theater, Hip Hop and Contemporary. She has participated in many conventions from 2001 to 2012 included NYCDA, LADF, PULSE, ACDFA and HHI (Hip Hop International). She was a part of Unity Dance Ensemble in San Diego and Los Angeles, CA under the direction of Tessandra Chavez, who has choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance, Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition and she is now an a Emmy Award Winner for her Choreography on “Dancing with the Stars.” Stephanie has attended a Hip Hop style, Locking Camp taught by “Original Generation” lockers in 2012 and 2013. Her college dance education has a range from Cornish College of the Arts, Orange Coast College and a BFA in modern dance from Utah Valley University; Taking that education she has taught in studios and schools in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Modern techniques from 2007 to present day. Stephanie was a part of two local dance companies’ in Salt Lake City, Utah, UDO (Utah – Urban Dance Organization) and United We Dance (Underground crew). She has choreographed and taught for her high school dance team to middle schools and choreographed pieces in colleges for student dance concerts and outside benefit concerts. She has experienced many different areas of the west coast dance world and has learned a great deal about performing, choreographing and teaching. And now, she has started her own contemporary-modern dance company in 2014, Dore Dance Company, originally based in San Francisco, CA; which provides dance education and performance workshops for children as well as young professionals in the bay area. She now resides in Seattle, entering the dance community with new insights and an open mind.

Noelle Price

Noelle Price is a native Detroiter dedicated to spreading the love of dance to all ages through community projects. She enjoys blending cultural rhythms with formal training to both challenge the advanced dancer and invite the novice. Noelle moved to Seattle in August of 2015. She self-produced her first evening length dance work in September 2016, titled “An Ode to Marlin”. She wrote and performed a monologue series titled “Death and Other Rude Things” in October 2016. In addition to being an independent artist she is a current member of Karin Stevens Dance, supporting the mission and vison of the company.  Noelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Western Michigan University. She has developed and implemented several community dance projects in the Kalamazoo area including the establishment of the Arts for Change Scholarship through the Kalamazoo Black Arts and Cultural Center. During her years at WMU Noelle had the pleasure of working with many professional dance artists including Arturo Fernandez, ballet master of Alonzo King LINES ballet, while learning King’s contemporary ballet Koto. She also performed as the featured soloist in the historical reconstruction of Loïe Fuller’s La Mer by Megan Slayter and Jessica Lindberg Coxe, was the premiere dancer in an original piece by contemporary choreographer Peter Chu of Chuthis and performed for three seasons with the WMU chapter of the Chicago-based hip hop company, Hip Hop ConnXion. Noelle finds joy in the balance of teaching and creating work.

Wade Madsen

Wade Madsen was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico where he attended the University of New Mexico. Wade has been in Seattle teaching, performing, and choreographing since 1977. He has toured nationally with the Bill Evans Dance Company (1978-1980) and with Tandy Beal & Company (1981 -1982}. He has performed with Amy O’Neal and Amii Legendre dance groups along with Dayna Hansen, A.C Petersen, and Long Nguyen. Since 1979 Wade has been producing work with his own company, ’Wade Madsen & Dancers’ along with various tours nationally and internationally. Wade is currently a professor of dance at Cornish College of the Arts, where he has been on faculty since 1985. Wade also has been teaching in the Seattle area in various studios since 1977, and a continues as a senior faculty member at Velocity Dance Center.
Madsen has received grants and fellowships for choreography from King County and Seattle Arts Commissions, Bossak Heilbron Foundation, and Allied Arts. Madsen has twice been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer Fellowship, along with various grants and a choreography fellowship from Artist Trust Wade has created more than one hundred and seventy works of choreography, ranging from shorter dance gems like “The Red Shoes”, “Dress”, “Flame” and “Unlucky” to several full evening suites including the acclaimed works “Vampire” “Salon” “Dons Party”,” In Search of Dulcinea”, “The Waiting Line”, “The Four Elements”, most recently produced by Seattle international Dance Festival, “looking Back in Itself”.
Madsen’s choreography has been commissioned by Spectrum Dance, Arc Dance Company, Dance Gallery, Forty Women over Forty, Co-Motion Dance, Rockhopper Dance Company, Third Avenue Dance Company, D-9 Dance Collective, Lehua dance Theatre, and Bill Evans Dance Company, His work has been seen at On the Boards, the Seattle Repertory Theater, Act Theater, and Intiman Theater, Seattle Opera along with Cornish College of the Arts, the University of Washington, Riverside Community College, Bellevue Community College, Newcomb College, Cabrillo College, Mt Holyoke College,  University of California/Fresno, and Cal Poly  password:  OTB*WADEMADSEN

Sam Picart

Sam Picart (Kansas City,MO) began his dance training in urban street styles at the age of 15 and later received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Recently, Sam was the chosen winner of Ellen’s Dance Off competition and was a featured guest on the show. While remaining a member of Iyun Harrison’s Ashani Dances, Sam still finds time to make work of his own having choreographed for the Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cornish Summer Dance Program, and the Seattle International Dance Festival. Currently, Sam teaches, choreographs, and performs all over the US and is a new member of the AU Collective as of spring 2016.