Maddie Leonard-Rose was born in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn, NY where she began dancing at age 8 with the Elizabeth Streb Action Company (STREB). In 2009 she joined Dancewave’s DC1 and had the privilege of performing works by David Dorfman, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Nathan Trice, Twyla Tharp, Ronald K. Brown, Kyle Abraham and Andrea Miller. She is currently in her second year at The Ohio State University’s BFA dance program. At tOSU she has performed works by Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Susan Rethorst and other student choreographers. She is so excited to be a part of NACHMO in Ohio!