She credits NJDTE for giving her valuable skills, such as a high level of technique, drive, and professionalism, that enabled her to succeed not only in college and have prepared her for a bright future in the professional world.
Madelyn Eltringham, a 2015 graduate of SUNY Purchase, reflects on her college career and the lessons NJDTE gave her.
“The experience to connect and work with so many current choreographers was invaluable for the future. I am grateful to have met so many artists through the program. To me, being an NJDTE alumna fills me with confidence. Because the program is so excellent, I feel a responsibility to carry on those high standards and proudly represent NJDTE in everything that I do."
Madelyn’s future plans include auditioning for a vast array of artists and choreographers around the world. She is excited to discover new dance opportunities, and shares this advice for the NJDTE dancers who are now preparing for college and the next steps in their careers:
“Approach this unique and amazing phase of your life with an open mind, heart, and body. You really will get back what you put into your college experience."
Photo credit: Jia-Lian Lin, JL Photography and Ted Kivitt