Wade Madsen has been teaching, performing and choreographing in Seattle since 1977. He is a former dancer with Tandy Beale & Company, the Bill Evans Dance Company, and his own company for over 30 years. Wade is beginning his 30th year as a professor of dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He has guest taught at the University of Colorado, University of New Mexico, UC Santa Cruz, Western Washington University and the University of Washington. Wade has been commissioned to set his work on dance companies in El Paso, New Orleans, Durango, Bellingham, Mexico and Seattle. Wade has been a Guest Artist for the New Orleans Jazz Dance Project and artist in residence at Mt. Holyoke College, Massachusetts. His choreography has been featured multiple times at the American College Dance Festival, along with Seattle Opera and various theater companies in Seattle. Wade has created nearly 200 choreographic works and has received two individual choreography grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and several arts organizations in Washington state. He has appeared in films and on Star Search with his dance company. Wade has been a regular faculty member for the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop since 1983 and has premiered numerous works on students and Interweave Dance Theatre. His modern class blends spinal work with, strengthening, Limon, Cunningham and release techniques along with Wade’s own unique, challenging movement vocabulary.