Madeline DeVries

Interview Highlights
Q: What inspires you and drives you forward as an artist and a person?
Integrity is something that pushes me to continue trying to reach a very honest place with myself. I try to iron out the places that I need to work on. Dance for me has been very similar to life; trying to find your truth and your honesty in what you do every moment. It’s about figuring out how to be fully present mentally. It’s how I live everyday life.

Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you as a performing artist?
It is crazy. I’m stuck in my house, not able to perform. My house isn't that big. I share the common spaces with two roommates who work from home. I’m home but not working. I love to keep moving in the spaces we have. I’ve found a lot of different ways to keep moving. We’ve done livestream ballet classes and gyrotonics classes. My roommate and I will do yoga classes together—anything to keep active and stay inspired. My roommates go to bed early and then I have more space to myself. The last few nights I put on music, danced in my room alone and got silly. It was just about having a safe place to move where no one is watching. It’s kind of awesome.
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MADELINE DEVRIES grew up in Southern California studying at the Santa Clarita Ballet Academy. She continued her training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and PNBS Professional Division program on full scholarship, spending summers with the Houston Ballet, The Rock School, PNB, and National Ballet of Canada. DeVries apprenticed with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden, Germany in 2012, and in 2013 she danced with the Seattle based contemporary companies Whim W’Him and Coriolis. DeVries joined LINES Ballet in 2014.