Maddie began dancing her sophomore year of high school as a member of the Pewaukee dance team, coming from a background of competitive gymnastics. She was a 3 year member of the Pewaukee dance team and was a captain her senior year. She choreographed and competed routines in pom, jazz, and hip hop. Additionally, she was named “most valuable” on the team her junior year, and both “most valuable” and “most dedicated” her senior year. Maddie then competed on the UW-La Crosse dance team for two years before transferring to UW-Milwaukee.