Madeline Houk began her training at the San Elijo Dance and Music Academy in San Diego before attending Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Her summer studies include the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the School of American Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet. She was then accepted to Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division program on full scholarship. The following season she joined the Los Angeles Ballet, where she danced for seven consecutive seasons. Her featured roles there include “Third Theme” in Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments”,“Dark Angel in Balanchine’s “Serenade” and Bournonville’s “Napoli pas de six”. Madeline joined the American Contemporary Ballet as a principal dancer in 2019 where she danced principal roles in Balanchine’s “Who Cares?” and “Raymonda Variations” as well as Lincoln Jones’ “Death and the Maiden, “Astaire Dances” and “The Nutcracker Suite”.