Cheryl Madeux Abbott
Cheryl Madeux, a Connecticut native, received her Vaganova training from the Nutmeg Ballet Company in Torrington, CT. Ms. Madeux has enjoyed a long professional career dancing with companies such as the Joffrey Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre and has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She has worked with and performed many ballets by leading choreographers such as Gerald Arpino, Kirk Peterson, and Twyla Tharp, and has been coached by ballet greats such as Igor Youskevitch and Eleanor D’Antuono. Her extensive classical repertoire includes principal roles in the Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, Balanchine’s Serenade, and much more. Among her accomplishments, Ms. Madeux was awarded first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Ballet Competition at the age of fifteen, a finalist in the Paris International Ballet Competition and the Prix de Lausanne, and awarded a Presidential Scholar in Dance.
Besides being on the FSPA faculty, Ms. Madeux has been a guest teacher and coach at many ballet institutions for the past 12 years. After receiving her certification in the new ABT National Teacher Training Curriculum in 2009, she became a summer faculty member for the ABT Young Dancers Program in NY. Ms. Madeux was asked to participate this summer as an examiner for the ABT curriculum and will also be teaching at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in the fall. Ms. Madeux continues to share her passion for ballet with her students and colleagues and is committed to developing a classical ballet school at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts. Ms. Madeux resides in Wrentham with her husband and two children.