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Madison Young

Born in Utah (USA). She was educated at Ballet West Academy in Utah and Houston Ballet Academy in Texas. In 2015 she joined Houston Ballet II. She attended the Prix de Lausanne in 2016 where she placed second, receiving an apprenticeship with Houston Ballet which she joined in 2017. In September 2017 she joined the Wiener Staatsballett. She was promoted to Demi-soloist in 2018 and to Soloist in 2019.

Her repertory comprises Diana in Manuel Legris’ „Sylvia“, Olga in John Cranko’s “Onegin”, Pastorale in Rudolf Nureyev’s „Der Nussknacker”, drei führende Sylphiden/Schatten in Daniel Proietto’s „Blanc”, zwei athenische Paare in Jorma Elo’s „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, Moyna in Elena Tschernischova’s „Giselle“, Die Nacht and eine Spinnerin in Pierre Lacotte’s „Coppélia“, Polnische Tänzerin (Soloist) in Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Odaliske and Walzer-Solistin in Manuel Legris’ „Le Corsaire“, Anitra in Edward Clug’s „Peer Gynt” as well as roles in Kenneth MacMillan’s „Concerto”, Wayne McGregor’s „EDEN|EDEN”, John Neumeier’s „Josephs Legende” and „Le Pavillon d‘Armide“, George Balanchine’s „Symphonie in C”, „Thema und Variationen”, „Valse Fantaisie” and „Jewels“ (2nd solo couple in „Emeralds“ and part in „Diamonds“), Edwaard Liang’s „Murmuration”, Rudolf Nureyev’s „Raymonda”, Jorma Elo’s „Ein Sommernachtstraum”, William Forsythe’s „Artifact Suite“ (solo couple) and Jiří Kylián’s „Psalmensymphonie“.