Born in North Vancouver, Madeleine Gilbert, trained at Arts Umbrella where she completed the Arts Umbrella Graduate Dance Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon. In June of 2017, while touring Europe with the Arts Umbrella Dance Company, she participated in Netherlands Dance Theatre’s/Korzo’s Shortcuts XL, performing Chorus, by Lesley Telford. She also had the privilege of working with Ballet BC on Medhi Walerski’s production of Romeo + Juliet, which premiered in February 2018 and as well as the remount in Early 2020. As an apprentice, Madeleine has worked with Inverso Productions (artistic director Lesley Telford) and was part of the Performance Research Program from 2018 to 2020, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with many incredible artists based in Vancouver. She is currently in collaboration with Adrian de Leeuw and Mika Manning with whom she participated in the fall 2020 session of 12 Minutes Max. Madeleine has a love for teaching dance and has been teaching at Arts Umbrella since 2018.