Maddie Opacinch

Born in Louisville, KY, Maddie moved to Indiana and began her ballet training at age 3. She grew up through the Auer Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet under the direction of Karen Gibbons-Brown, Eleanora Pokhitonova-Hartung, and Tracy Tritz. She attended summer programs including American Ballet Theatre NYC, Ballet West, and Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet where she worked closely with former American Ballet Theatre dancers Stella Abrera and Martine Van Hamel. After graduating high school, she joined the Studio Company at Texas Ballet Theater. Maddie is an ABT® Certified Teacher through the ABT® National Training Curriculum and is certified to teach levels Pre-Primary through Level 5. Since coming back to Fort Wayne Ballet, she has enjoyed dancing in numerous productions such as The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations, and Agnes DeMille’s Three Virgins and A Devil. Maddie is thrilled to begin her third season with the company.

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