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Meet our faculty...

Madeleine Schmidhauser

Madeleine began dancing at age 3 in Orange County. While she enjoys all styles of dance, her specialty has always been tap dancing. She has been teaching and choreographing tap for over 5 years. During high school, Madeleine attended Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) where she took advanced jazz and tap classes. At OCSA, she had the opportunity to perform in Segerstrom Hall and was invited by her instructor to join the all-star tap company, Tap Overload. Since then, she has been fortunate enough to work with over 15 different tap instructors. These instructors have included industry professionals Christy Hernandez, Anthony Morigerato, Steve Zee, Leah Silva, and Sam Weber. Madeleine graduated from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo with a BS in Industrial Engineering and a Minor in Dance. At Cal Poly, Madeleine was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company and choreographed 3 tap pieces for the Dance Department. She is thrilled to bring more tap opportunities to the students at Odyssey Dance Academy and is looking forward to her participation in the Tap Company program.