- With Bangarra Since:
- Family Background:
- Maddison Paluch is a Wiradjuri woman descending from Narrandera area in the Riverina region of Southern NSW. Born and raised on Dharug Country in Western Sydney, she is also of Polish background.
A graduate of Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and NAISDA Dance College, Maddison was also the recipient of the Bangarra’s 2020 Russell Page Professional Development Scholarship, which offered her the opportunity to study with the Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year. Maddison has danced for most of her life. While at school she was part of the NSW Department of Education’s Aboriginal Dance Company working with Sidney Saltner and the Bangarra Youth Programs team.
During her time at NAISDA, she choreographed her first work, Nqoenakap which was performed at the 2019 Graduation performance, and she has experienced numerous cultural residencies in both the Torres Strait and North East Arnhem. Working with Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional year in 2020, Maddie expanded her dance training to include improvisation techniques, counter balance skills and a range of other contemporary dance techniques.