Madeleine Dahm is a British theatre and dance artist with over twenty years of experience in international performance, theatre directing, and choreography. Dahm guides students to a true understanding of what it means to be an artist; immersing them in the artistic skills, focus, and creative discipline needed for meaningful exploration, authentic composition, and dynamic performance. Student empowerment is at the center of her work, identifying personal challenges and inspirations, understanding social issues and the human experience through the power of voice, text, music, movement and theatrical design. Her workshops expand across the curriculum into social studies, language arts, and philosophy.
Dahm’s workshops integrate the Universal Themes of Struggle, Empathy and Transformation, and are centered around the Anchor Work approach (the study of a renowned artistic work by an artist of national significance. Examples: Pablo Neruda, Shakespeare, Kafka, Alvin Ailey, Maya Angelo, Henryk Górecki, Martha Graham, and Kurt Jooss). Elemental skills include: Body and voice articulation, choral reading, reflective and persuasive writing, rhetoric, movement design, and ensemble performance.
Madeleine Dahm is a distinguished director, choreographer, movement trainer, and master teaching artist. A recipient of a ‘City of London Major Arts Award’, a ‘Santa Monica Theatre Guild Award for Directing', and two Commendations of Excellence and Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, for her ‘Outstanding Service to Arts Education’, Madeleine studied theatre at the acclaimed Old Vic Theatre and The Royal Court in London. She received international scholarships for the former Martha Graham School in London, and the renowned Laban Institute for Movement; earning a Post-Graduate Diploma with distinction.
Madeleine was a dance theatre performer for over seventeen years, performing in international festivals and at concert theatres world-wide; including: the Royal Sadlers Wells Theatre, the Royal National Theatre, and Covent Garden. She has received critical acclaim for her work as a director and choreographer, (‘Stunning, theatre on the edge’ – Los Angeles Times.) Her work has been presented on short film and theatrical stages across Europe, in New York, London, and Los Angeles. She is a specialist in Laban Movement and Physical Theatre.