Dancing into Sunbury

Maddison McGoldrick with her students. Photo: Joe Mastroianni

By Jessica Micallef

Maddison McGoldrick has put her best dancing shoes on and jumped into a new role as the owner and director at Concept Studios of Performing Arts in Sunbury.

Ms McGoldrick, 24, was approached by previous owner Jessica Spiteri in October last year about the role.

“We went to the same high school,” Ms McGoldrick said.

“She asked me out for coffee and once we got chatting, she made it very clear that she was quite interested in me taking over as owner and director of the school and it kind of went from there.”

Ms McGoldrick is no stranger to the dancing scene.

“I grew up doing dancing from when I was two years old, so I’ve always been in the industry,” she said.

“I went to quite a theatrical school, I went to Michelle Slater Performing Arts Studio in Essendon and then I trained at Patrick Studios. Then I went and did my business marketing degree at RMIT because I knew I always wanted to open a studio.”

Ms McGoldrick has spent the past six months transitioning into the role.

“It was really important for us to make sure that all the students and all the parents are comfortable with me and vice versa,” she said.

“As much as I want to train these students to be amazing dancers, I want my kids to be amazing people.

“It’s so much more than just how many turns they can do in a studio.”