Maddi Barness

Lead Instructor and PBT Instructor

Maddi began dancing at BritZa at three years old and grew up in the studio training under Miss Jill and Miss Amanda. Through many sports and activities, dance was the constant in her life and became the thing she loved most. In high school and college, Maddi assisted classes while attending Augustana University. She graduated with a degree in Communication Disorders and a minor in Children & Youth, and she began teaching full-time in 2021. Maddi is passionate that movement is for everybody and believes it is an incredible opportunity to tell stories, portray emotions, and perform all at once. She has been influenced by Progressing Ballet Technique training, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance training, Kansas City Jazz Dance Intensive, Headlights Theater, the Commercial Dance Intensive, and multiple masterclasses held at BritZa Studios.