Ballet Idaho Academy Faculty
Principal Dancer – Jazz, Ballet, Pointe
Adrienne’s ballet and jazz training began in Albuquerque as well as in classes with notable teachers from Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, Steps and Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and attendance at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago.
After participating in internationally-recognized summer ballet programs and earning multiple classical and contemporary honors in Youth American Grand Prix competitions, Adrienne trained at PNB School on full scholarship, studying jazz with Alice Bergeson, a former Fosse/Robbins dancer. At age 17, Adrienne joined Ballet Idaho where she was nominated for the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Dance Performance Award.
Adrienne’s Principal ballet roles include Firebird, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, Ravel Concerto, Cinderella; Balanchine’s Rubies, Concerto Barocco and Agon; Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. Contemporary work has included Mineko-Williams’ Grey Horses; and Davidson’s Ambiguous Content. Most recently, she filmed Amarante’s Love Fear Loss; Davidson’s Ghost(Light) premiere; Rowe’s For Pixie, as well as contemporary work for Project Flux.
At Ballet Idaho, Adrienne’s advanced jazz classes learn theater, street, and Fosse-style technique and choreography. For advanced ballet classes, she refines ballet and pointe technique as well as setting and polishing corps pieces and classical variations. Adrienne is also a Master Class teacher and competition adjudicator, teaches in summer intensive courses for studios and colleges throughout the northwest and Dance for Parkinson’s. Her select private students have been accepted to nationwide summer, collegiate, annual training programs, and professional companies.