Madison McCarthy grew up in Helena, Montana and trained at Queen City Ballet for 16 years under the direction of Campbell Midgley. Madison has performed a variety of roles with Queen City Ballet, including Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, and a stepsister in Cinderella. She has attended summer intensives at the Joffrey Ballet in both Chicago and New York City; American Ballet Theater in Orange County, California; Boston Ballet in Boston, Massachusetts; and Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Madison has competed at Youth America Grand Prix and the American Ballet Competition. She is currently a senior at Columbia College and is studying neuroscience.