Madison Hanson joined the DanceLova Dance Academy faculty in September 2016. When this mad scientist is done mixing chemicals, she leaves her white lab coat behind and puts on her shiny dance shoes. Not only is Madison unique in this way, but she’s also tapping into students’ Fred Astaire-like souls by spearheading the Tap dance initiatives at DanceLova Dance Academy.
Madison started dancing at the age of 5 in her hometown of Visalia, CA where she trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tap. She began competing at the age of 8 in ballet and jazz techniques. After competing for a few years, she focused her attention to performing in local dance teams as well as local musical productions such as “Cats.”
When Madison was 16 years-old she began teaching at a local studio in her hometown and found her passion. She has taught several styles of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, and tap for 6 years at multiple studios throughout California. She continued teaching in Long Beach, CA while she attended California State University, Long Beach where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science and Policy.
Madison works as a Chemist for a local government office during the day while spending most of her spare time teaching dance. At Irvine’s DanceLova Dance Academy, she enjoys sharing her passion of dance with students while incorporating new and innovative dance moves along with proper technique.