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Wellington dancer steals national spotlight on 'World of Dance'

Posted: 4:15 PM, Aug 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-15 23:37:35Z

Madison Brown, of Wellington, spends eight hours a day training in dance studios in Palm Beach County and now she's sharing her gift of grace with the world on NBC's 'World of Dance.'

“I was thinking these next few seconds could literally change my life," recalls Madison, of the moment just before she walked onto the national stage to perform.

Watching her dance, it's tough to tell she's only 13-years-old. 

“It’s amazing for me to realize and really acknowledge the fact that I have come this far in my career and I haven’t even graduated high school yet," Madison said.

She was 12 when she first performed on 'World of Dance,'  shocking the judges with her age.

"I thought the reaction to my age was really funny," she said.

Madison started dancing when she was 2-years-old.

"Just in your normal ballet, tap, combo class for an hour," she said.

Her dance teachers eventually realized she's not your average dancer. Madison started dancing more frequently and seriously, with big goals in mind. She is homeschooled so she can spend more time training.

"My long-term goal is to be a principal ballet dancer with American Ballet Theater," she said.

But first, she is trying to win 'World of Dance.' 

"Being able to dance there was just the best feeling in the world," Madison said.

She impressed the judges with her first routine and is moving on to the next round, which airs Wednesday.

"Show the whole world what I love to do and who I am and literally everything about me because that’s basically who I am," Madison said.