Adrienne Kerr

Jazz

Biography

Adrienne began ballet in Albuquerque with Karen Alwin and Deanna Encinias. The youngest student in Boston Ballet’s Summer Dance Program, she also received subsequent scholarships at American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Chicago, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Ballet West, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Adrienne placed in the top 12 with multiple bronze honors in solo classical and contemporary categories at Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals in Denver and Dallas. She also performed in the New York City national finals.

Adrienne was invited to train at Pacific Northwest Ballet School on full scholarship at age 14 and made her professional debut in the Chinese quintet of Stowell/Sendak’s The Nutcracker nine months later. She joined Ballet Idaho at age 17 as a trainee where she has since originated corps, solo, and principal roles for Alex Ossadnik, Peter Anastos, and others. Her repertoire includes full-length classics George Balanchine’s Serenade and Who Cares?, as well as works by Marius Petipa, and Bruce Wells. In addition, she has studied principal parts from Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, and Don Quixote with Gelsey Kirkland in New York City.

Adrienne’s past principal roles have included the title role in Firebird, Kitri in Don Quixote, Odile in Swan Lake, Dewdrop Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Tall Girl in Rubies and, most recently, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

She has also performed with Project Flux, Boise Dance Co-op, and is a requested teacher in ballet and jazz. She has taught classes at Classical Youth Ballet in Tacoma, as well as Boise State University, Ballet Idaho Academy, and select advanced private students.

For Ballet Idaho’s 2015/2016 season, Adrienne has been promoted to principal dancer