Jennifer Madill Hagen
Jennifer Madill Hagen is the owner, director and teacher of Madill Performing Arts Center. Jennifer has a BFA in dance, and minor in musical theater, from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Jennifer received professional training in both choreography and performance areas of dance. She is efficient in jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, musical theater, lyrical and modern. She has traveled to many major cities in the U.S. to teach her styles of dance as well as her choreography. Jennifer recently performed as Belle in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at the Duluth Playhouse, and Susan in Jonathon Larson's "Tick, Tick, Boom" at the Playground. She has also performed in many summer stock shows including "The Human Heart" (an original play in New York), "Sugar Babies" (dance captain), "Godspell, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (dance captain) and several different dance concerts in the Manhattan Theater. She has choreographed for the University of Minnesota, Duluth's dance team, the University of St. Ben's Dance team, Denfeld High School's show choirs, Steppin' Up and Solid Gold, as well as the city's theater company, the Duluth Playhouse. Jennifer has received numerous awards for her choreography from Dance Olympus, Showstoppers, Starquest, Bravo, and StarPower dance competitions, and she takes pride in her unique and fresh ideas.
Dustin Hagen is also an owner of Madill Performing Arts Center. Dusty has a BA in Musical Theater and dance from American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. Dusty has studied under many talented performers: Acting: Randolph Pearson, Rob Decina, Musical Theater: Darren Cohen, Jeff Dunn, Martha Milgrom Dodge, voice: Paul Sahuc, Ann Cotton, Allen Bowers, Dance: Harry Woolever, Barry Finkel, Kerry Casserly, and Michele Hart. Dusty has performed in many musicals including
playing the lead in Child of God at the Ohio Theater in New York City. Dusty adds a theater and music aspect that helps make Madill Dance Center one of the fastest growing Dance Studios in Minnesota.