- Carlsbad, California
- Zamuel Ballet School
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
San Francisco Ballet School
- Company Membership
Joined the company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2009
Returned to the Company in 2017
Madison Keesler has danced featured roles in Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (“Ghosts”), Robbins’ Fancy Free (pas de deux and Red Bag Girl), and Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Ballerina Doll, Spanish, Arabian, and French) and The Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Generosity, Fairy of Serenity, and Pas de Six/Sapphire Fairy). She created roles in King’s The Collective Agreement, Lopez Ochoa’s Guernica (soloist couples), and Thatcher’s Otherness.
Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Coppélia, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin; Millepied’s The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux; Robbins’ The Cage and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Tomasson’s Giselle, Haffner Symphony, On a Theme of Paganini, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Wheeldon’s Cinderella and Ghosts; and Zanella’s Underskin.
Elsewhere, Madison danced Giselle in Khan’s Giselle and, at English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition, Scarlett’s Variations on a Theme. Her repertory includes Bausch’s The Rite of Spring; Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated; Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias, Nijinsky, and Othello; Nijinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps; and Scarlett’s No Man’s Land.
Madison danced Swanilda in Coppélia at NBA Ballet Company of Tokyo, Japan. Her film work includes Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines (2014), Chris Mason Johnson’s Test (2013), Yuri Zhukov’s Aloft (2012), and Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid on PBS’ Great Performances (2011).
She was nominated as an English National Ballet Emerging Dancer and for a Princess Grace Award.