Madeline Gradle

Corps de Ballet

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Instagram: @madeline.gradle
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Falls Church, VA

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Graduate Program
The Washington School of Ballet
Arlington Center for Dance

Joined PBT as an Apprentice in 2021
Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2023

Other Professional Companies
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

  • Catharsis (Yoshiaki Nakano)
  • Chaconne (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Beauty and the Beast (Lew Christensen)
  • Diamonds (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Dracula (Michael Pink) 
  • Dracula (Ben Stevenson)
  • Études (Harald Lander)
  • Giselle (Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot)
  • Gounod Symphony (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Napoli (August Bournonville)
  • The Nutcracker (Terrence S.Orr) 
  • The Nutcracker (Septime Webre)
  • Polyphonia (Christopher Wheeldon)
  • Rubies (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Serenade (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa)
  • SKIN + saltwater (Staycee Pearl)
  • Stars and Stripes (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Swan Lake (George Balanchine) 
  • Swan Lake (Susan Jaffe) 
  • Swan Lake (Terrence S. Orr)
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Walpurgisnacht (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)
  • Western Symphony (George Balanchine ©The George Balanchine Trust)

  • Summer Programs with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, Miami City Ballet School, American Ballet Theatre School and The Washington School of Ballet
  • Kennedy Center Master Class Series
  • Ballet Instructor at PBT School – Company Experience, Intensive Summer Program, Dance & Wellness


What has your favorite role been?
I remember fondly dancing the role of “Russian Girl” from George Balanchine’s Serenade during PBT’s first Open Air Series at Schenley Park. The combination of Balanchine’s choreography and Tchaikovsky’s score with the incredible Pittsburgh audience is simply unforgettable. Our audiences inspire me!

I love Pittsburgh because…
Pittsburgh is a city with a fascinating history. I enjoy learning about the evolution of the city’s arts, architecture, and beyond! I love this city because of our Pittsburgh audiences; I enjoy meeting and talking with audience members and patrons, sharing our love for dance and the arts!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time outside, exploring our city’s parks and museums and staying active by swimming or biking, in addition to relaxing with a good book.