Ms. Gurney began her training in her hometown of Leawood, Kansas.

She attended the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, on full tuition scholarship, studying under Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva. After completing her education at Harid, she attended Butler University, studying Dance Performance.

She has studied with Juan Pablo Trujillo and Stefani Schrimpf at the Kansas School of Classical Ballet, and she has attended summer programs on scholarship at the Kirov Academy and the Kansas City Ballet.

She has danced professionally with Ballet Quad Cities and Ohio Dance Theatre. Madeleine enjoys all aspects of teaching, especially the opportunity to encourage her students’ passion for ballet.