Madeline Jazz Harvey

Dancer, Teacher, and Resident Choreographer with Carolina Ballet Theatre, Greenville, SC

 

Education:
Master of Fine Arts in Choreography, Jacksonville University (2016)
Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Professional Training Certificate in Dance, UNC Charlotte (2010)

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

Madeline Jazz Harvey taught at the School of the North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), School of Carolina Ballet Theatre, and Davidson College before joining Greenville's Carolina Ballet Theatre in 2010, where she has helped develop curricula for community outreach programs and performed and created new work. Having begun her training at NCDT/Charlotte Ballet, she pursued the Professional Training Certificate with the company while a student at UNC Charlotte. 

"During my time at UNC Charlotte I saw tremendous improvements in my fundamental classical and modern dance techniques," Madeline says. "Abundant performance opportunities enhanced my artistic choices as a dancer and choreographer. I gained knowledge in an immense variety of subjects." She recalls fondly opportunities to dance masterpieces such as Martha Graham's Steps in the Street and the pas de deux from Don Quixote.

"The faculty is incredibly supportive and personally invested in every student. The coursework encourages grounded and versatile dancers. I was so inspired, not just by courses within the dance department, but by classes of Asian poetry, African American history, and women's studies." Madeline says that the experience at UNC Charlotte shifted her post-performance career goals: "Upon retirement from my performance career, my dream is to teach dance in a University."