We are thrilled to introduce our new Dance Director, Madeline Shaffer!

Madeline grew up teaching and performing with her local studio in southern Illinois. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Jacksonville University and then began working in NYC. While there, she choreographed the Off Broadway production of By Jupiter, worked for 2 years with the cult classic production of 420: The Musical, performed in a national tour, choreographed and directed a new musical, performed in front of the UN, and worked with several high schools and children’s programs choreographing shows and teaching classes. These high school programs include Stagedoor Manor where she has spent her summers choreographing for the past 6 years. While there she was able to work directly with the writer of Evil Dead the Musical to develop the World Premiere of a high school version for that show.  She has choreographed over 30 musical theatre productions and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She moved to Denver in September of 2019 and she is overjoyed to be the new Director of Dance for PAA. Working with young artists fills her with joy and purpose and she can’t wait to meet all of the wonderful students here in Highlands Ranch!

Madeline has issued a dance challenge! Find the instructional video below then show us what you can to by poisting a video on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok using the hastag #paadancechallenge. We can’t wait to see what you can do!