Hi! I am a 13-year-old from Iowa. I have been in the talent industry for only two short years, but I have loved every minute of it. I love the camera. I love to act and sing as well. I am a competitive dancer and have won many state titles. I was a finalist for Dance a Moms when they came to the Midwest. I love contemporary dance and musical theatre the most! I get to bring out my personality in it. I also cheer for my middle school too, but that is to be involved in school activities because I am very invested in Dance and want to be involved in more! I love to stay busy, but I dance for 27 hours a week. My dream is to act, song, dance and be a triple threat!
Madison, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Kid or teenager managed by parents?
My passion in life is to dance, act,Or showcase my talent in any way I can! I want to influence people by making a positive impact on seeing me either on print, through a choreographed dance, a script, or my singing. I want to make people laugh, cry, or feel something. I started getting managed by my parents on social media just a few years ago. I started because I wanted to start showcasing myself and showing the world what I have to offer because I think it is amazing!
Who is your inspiration in life Madison? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in my life is my dance teacher, Amber. She pushes me, encourages me, is there to critique me yet helps me be my best. My parents are also my inspiration. They let me chase my dreams and my passions even when it takes up so much of their time, money and efforts. They are my biggest supporters and my biggest fans. I look to them when Iâ€™m tired, down, frustrated or sad and they always tell me that nothing is worth fighting for if it is easy. Positivity from friends, family, and strangers keep me inspired! I see that I'm touching other people's lives and that makes me happy.
We all make mistakes Madison; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Kid or teenager managed by parents; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I remember my first audition for a commercial, I rehearsed my lines and had them down. I went in front of the camera, and I froze. I couldn't remember my lines. Instead of asking for the line and getting into character, I walked out. I always regretted that because everyone will make mistakes, but if you don't try, you will fail 100% of the time. They asked me to come back in, and I refused. They told me I wouldn't get Far with that attitude and they were right! I should have listened and gone back in.
Madison, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Kid or teenager managed by parents, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I haven't worked on a large number of clients so I am not sure if I can answer that honestly or wholeheartedly. I guess if I were working with a large number of clients I would try my hardest to do what is expected of me and get the job done.
Please tell us Madison, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Kid or teenager managed by parents?
I have only had small commercial auditions, so I have not had any run-ins with this type of situation.
Madison, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
In a script that was sent to me, I was supposed to be a sad girl that just watched my mom pass away from cancer. I was supposed to cry, be sad, and show hurt in my voice. I told them that I should show a little bit of anger because I was confused and I didn't know you sweat and why God took her away from me. They said audition both ways; their way, and then my way. They ended up shooting my way, and they said I had a wonderful intuition on what the script should portray for such a young age.
Madison, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Kid or teenager managed by parents. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I am still very young in my career and have not down a lot, but I would say moment my proudest would be that I was a finalist for Abby Lee Miller in Dance Moms. 300 people tried s the last four standing. She said I was born and ready to become an actor, professional dancer and model and I needed to move to LA and take lessons with her. That is a risky move when I don't know anyone there and my parents to take, but the opportunity that I had to do it and succeed was my president moment of my life yet! out and I was
Madison, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was able to walk into a photo shoot and do anything I wanted. I had an uninvited wardrobe, makeup and hair and I was able to do as I pleased for two hours. I was able to show my fierce side, the funny side, sweet side and crazy side. It was so amazing, and I felt so free. They were some of my best shots I had ever done.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Kid or teenager managed by parents?
Keep trying! You will fail at 100% of the things you don't try out for. If it is your passion, go for it. There will always be downs or difficulties but let your passion drive you. People will tell you that you aren't good enough, pretty enough, thin enough, or whatever it may be, but you have to trust in yourself. Trust you ARE good enough.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am open to any collaborations! I love so many different styles. I'm trendy, sporty, glam, just about anything so collaborating with anyone that has the passion would be so exciting for me!
Photographer: Wicked Photography, Crystal Paul Photography, Dramatic Memories Photography