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Cheryl Madeux-Abbott


Karen Casey.

Cheryl Madeux-Abbott, a Connecticut native, received her training at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts under the direction of Sharon Dante and Donna Bonasera. She has enjoyed a long professional career, dancing with such venerable companies as the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and principal dancer with the Hartford Ballet under the direction of Kirk Peterson. Madeux-Abbott performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Her repertoire includes all the full-length classicals as well as principal roles in The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppélia, The Firebird, Balanchine’s Serenade, Le Spectre de La Rose, and more. It also includes works by choreographers such as Gerald Arpino, Kirk Peterson, George Balanchine, Michel Fokine, Anthony Tudor, Martha Graham, Margo Sappington, and others. Among her early accomplishments, Madeux-Abbott was awarded first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Ballet Competition at the age of 15. She was also a finalist at the III International Ballet Competition in Paris and the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland. She was later recognized by the White House Commissions Program for excellence in academics and dance and was awarded a Level One Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

As an educator, Madeux-Abbott has been a guest teacher and coach for many ballet institutions across New England. In 2005, she became ballet director at Franklin School for the Performing Arts in MA. She assisted in developing their conservatory ballet program, as well as choreographing and directing their full-length ballet productions. In 2009, she successfully completed her certification in the ABT National Training Curriculum for Primary through Level 7 & partnering. She was later appointed to the prestigious Board of Examiners for the curriculum and became a summer faculty member for the ABT Young Dancer and ABT Summer Intensives. She was also an adjunct ballet teacher for Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Dean College, and in 2014 and 2019 she was a guest judge for the Connecticut Classic Ballet Competition. Madeux-Abbott currently resides in Wrentham, MA with her husband and two children.