About The Director
Mrs. Tina Maddox is the Founder and Director of the Maddox Youth Dance Company, the premiere performing arts company in Tallahassee, FL. Mrs. Maddox has been dancing for over 25 years and has been classically trained in ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, tap, contemporary, hip hop, African, liturgical, and Lindy Hop. Mrs. Maddox has studied under the direction of Florene Nichols, Zedrick Bembry, Costance McIntyre, Rod Davis, Dr. Gaynell Sherrod, Shepiro Hardemon, Millicent Johnnie, Allyne Gartrell, and Kwame Ross, just to name a few.
Early in Mrs. Maddox dance career, she was blessed with summer scholarships to various summer dance intensives in Miami, Florida; New York City, New York, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dance has given Mrs. Maddox the opportunity to travel and perform in Dakar, Senegal; Casablanca, Morocco; Madrid, Spain; and Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to, Mrs. Maddox has work for the Marching 100 Summer Band Camp as the Dance Auxiliary Coordinator.
In addition to being a performer, Mrs. Maddox is also a choreographer. For the past seven years, she has choreographed and produced several dance productions and routines for Mahogany Dance Theatre. Mrs. Maddox also received a certification in dance education at Florida A&M University in 2006.
With her husband, Commissioner Nick Maddox, Mrs. Maddox discovered that a gap existed in the programs that are being offered to Tallahassee's youth. To fill that gap, Mrs. Maddox wanted to combine her passion for dance and young people and create a performing arts program that will cultivate the creative expression of today's youth. As a high school graduate from Miami Northwestern High School's PAVAC Dance and its infamous Golden Girls, Mrs. Maddox wanted to bring that flavor to Tallahassee, thusly the Maddox Youth Dance Company was formed.
As dance nurtures the mind, body and soul, MyDC will be an environment where students can safely and freely express their creativity, and increase their understanding of and appreciation for dance as a vital art form.