Maddie Ripperger is a native Iowan who recently relocated to the Twin Cities. Growing up, she experienced a rich theatrical education at both The Des Moines Playhouse and Rising Star Theatre Company in Dubuque. From a young age, Maddie’s mentors instilled in her a deep sense of collaboration, hard work, and getting involved with every aspect of theatrical production. These experiences led her to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre at Drake University. While in college, Maddie discovered her passion for education. She has worked as a teaching artist in theatres across the midwest including The Des Moines Playhouse, Des Moines Young Artists Theatre, The Old Creamery Theatre, and The Rose Theatre. Maddie is also the founding teaching artist at Rising Star Theatre Company, where she developed summer theatre camps for students ages 6 to 16.
Education and Programs Manager