began her training at the San Elijo Dance and Music Academy in San Diego where she fostered her love for dance before attending Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Her summer studies include the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the School of American Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet. She was then accepted to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s year round Professional Division program on full scholarship.The following season she joined the Los Angeles Ballet, where she danced for seven consecutive seasons. She performed in many full length and mixed repertoire under the leadership of the Thordal-Christensen’s and her featured roles there include “Third Theme” in George Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments”,“Dark Angel” in Balanchine’s “Serenade” and August Bournonville’s “Napoli Pas de Six”. Madeline joined the American Contemporary Ballet as a principal dancer in 2019 where she performed principal roles in George Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” and “Raymonda Variations” as well as the lead roles in Artistic Director Lincoln Jones’ ballets as “Death” in his “Death and the Maiden”, “Inferno and Burlesque”, “Astaire Dances 2 &3”, “ and “the Sugarplum Fairy” in “The Nutcracker Suite”. In 2020 Madeline joined San Jose Dance Theatre where she performed the principal roles in their digital season, including the lead in Artistic Director Linda Hurkman’s “Rachmaninof’s Taunt”, and the lead in Michael Pappalardo’s contemporary masterpiece “Colors”. She performed as the ethereal “Sugarplum Fairy” in San Jose Dance Theatre’s 2020 digital version of “the Nutcracker”, and Madeline has choreographed an original contemporary work on the company set to premier online in February.
Madeline Houk joined The Rosin Box Project as a guest artist in 2021.
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