Originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, Mady grew up training in classical ballet, jazz, and tap before transitioning into an intensive study of ballet under the direction of Cynthia Jones. Mady was introduced to Boise’s blossoming dance community in 2014 when she was invited to join Balance Dance Company, a prominent modern dance company for students. Ms. Thornquest studied at Balance for two seasons on full scholarship and it was here, under the mentorship of Leah Clark that she discovered a love of contemporary movement. Mady has had the honor of spending summers studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Since relocating to the Treasure Valley, Mady has had the pleasure of studying under Marla Hansen, Lauren Edson, and Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill, as well as performing with Project Flux, Idaho Dance Theatre, and Migration Theory. She is looking forward to graduating from high school this year with the intention of pursuing a BFA in dance performance.