Born in Cincinnati, America Madison began dancing at the age of five. She trained pre-professionally at a local studio, Ballet Tech of Ohio, under the direction of Claudia Rudolf Barrett.
At sixteen, Madison was accepted into University of North Carolina School of the Arts. While attending UNCSA, Madison was awarded the Melissa Hayden Endowed Scholarship. She was chosen to perform such leading roles as Sugar Plum, both Odette and Odile inSwan Lake, and in George Balanchine’sValse Fantaisiepas de deux. Madison graduated from UNCSA in May 2012 and joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in September for The TelstraClear Season of Giselle.