Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Madeleine Graham began dancing at age seven, training at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian Ballet School.
She joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2012, taking principal roles by 2017.
Madeleine is known for her strong technique and her ability to take the audience on an engaging emotional journey, and soon to be, the first dancer on Antarctica.
A dancer for Antarctica
How do you find the perfect dancer to join you on your mission to be the first person to dance on Antarctica? Well, you reach out to the incredible Royal New Zealand Ballet, of course! The hopeful dancers were put through their paces in an ice skating rink before the lucky winner was chosen.