Fresh off an audition for a movie-musical filming in New York City this summer, The Power Thread caught up with dancer Maudie Brown as she prepared for her move to L.A. Her hunger, and love of dance, her trust in herself and her talent, has kept her going, even through the doubts of others.
When did you start dancing?
I started dancing at camp. I went to Camp Kamaji for Girls and my first year, when I was nine, was when I took my first dance class. Immediately when I got home, I asked my mom to put me in dance classes. I was also doing children’s community musical theater, and taking dance lessons just helped me be more confident in those auditions. From there, all through my childhood to high school, I was dancing at a studio: hip-hop, jazz, modern, tap, ballet. I did and loved it all. At my high school, New Trier in Winnetka, IL, we had a really advanced dance program. You had to audition to get into these programs and so my senior year, the last two periods of every day, I was dancing and learning how to choreograph. We had our own show, and it was really amazing. I actually realized when I entered the Wisconsin Dance Program, that what I was doing in high school was at a college level.