McGee Maddox"Be your own master"

McGee Maddox, Principal DancerBorn: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Trained: Houston Ballet’s Ben

If someone handed you $1,000,000 tomorrow, you would…
Keep half, donate the rest to charity.

If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?
The 1960s. It was such a crucial period of change politically and culturally. The music was also amazing.McGee Maddox, Principal Dancer
 Which movie could you watch on repeat?
“There Will Be Blood”

What would you have done as a career if ballet hadn’t come your way?
Be a rock star.McGee Maddox, Principal Dancer
What’s the last thing that brought tears to your eyes?
Footage of Omran Daqneesh, a young boy caught in the middle of a brutal civil war in Syria.

When you have a day off, what’s your favourite way to spend it?
Playing my guitar.

Where in the world would you like to see yourself living some day?
Paris, New York City or a secluded island.McGee Maddox, Principal DancerHow do you handle criticism?
I ignore it.

Milk chocolate or dark?
99% cocoa.McGee Maddox, Principal Dancer

Do you ever feel as magical as you look when you dance, or is it mainly just hard work and focus up there?
Oh, it feels magical alright.

Words of advice for young dancers?
Be your own master.McGee Maddox, Principal DancerRead McGee’s bio, https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/Dancers/Principals/McGee-Maddox
See McGee onstage in the 2016/17 season, national.ballet.ca