Jennifer Madill Hagen
Jennifer Madill Hagen is the director, owner, choreographer and teacher of Madill PAC which was founded in 1999. She has a BFA in dance and a minor in musical theater from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. She has received the FDC Judges’ Choice Award for 2011 and 2012 at Bravo and Spotlight National Dance Competitions. In 2012, she was named Masquerade’s Dance Educator of the Year and the studio itself was named Top Studio for 2012. The studio took the same title the following year in 2013. She was named Business Educator Top 20 Under 40 by the Duluth Better Business Bureau and was featured in a corresponding article in the Duluth News Tribune. Other choreography credits have been for college dance teams from UMD, St. Ben’s College, and St. Scholastica and for Halo Muzic videos and live concerts. She has choreographed many local musical productions for The Duluth Playhouse, Lundeen Productions, and Renegade Theater Company; ultimately winning the Oeuvre Award for best choreography for Cabaret. Her performance rolls include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Sally in Cabaret for which she won the Oeuvre Top Actress Award, Velma in Chicago, Cassie in A Chorus Line, and Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde produced by Lundeen Productions and The Duluth Playhouse. She was an ensemble member and dance captain for Sugar Babies, How to Succeed in Business, and Godspell at Bucks County Playhouse in PA. She also performed in the original musical, A Human Heart, and many dance concerts at the Manhattan Theatre in NY. She has taught many master classes around the country and thrives by creating her innovative and unique choreography. She will be a judge for the 2014 Masquerade National Dance Competitions Tour.
Tonya Porter is a new addition to the Madill PAC team and is enjoying learning the ins and outs of everything dance-related. As a local performer and active member of the arts community, she is happy to be working for an organization that is able to provide an affordable, high quality performing experience for our small town in the Northland. Please feel free to contact her with any questions you may have regarding anything that pops up daily!