Ballet Idaho Academy Faculty
Adrienne’s dance education began in Albuquerque and included summer training with Gelsey Kirkland and other internationally-recognized ballet programs. In Youth America Grand Prix solo and contemporary competitions, she earned Top 12 and bronze honors before performing in New York finals.
At age 14, Adrienne entered Pacific Northwest Ballet School on a full scholarship. She joined Ballet Idaho at age 17 and progressed to dancing lead roles in Anastos’ Firebird, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,and in Balanchine’s Square Dance, Walpurgisnacht, Who Cares?, and Rubies. She was also nominated for the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Dance Performance Award.
As a Principal artist, Adrienne has been praised in Anastos’ The Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, Swan Lake, and Ravel Concerto; Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Agon; Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs; Mineko-Williams’ Grey Horses; Davidson’s Ambiguous Content, Liang’s Cinderella, and Amarante’s Love, Fear, Loss. More recently, she filmed Mineko-Williams’ I Will Always See Your Face, Rowe’s For Pixie. Her latest roles include originating the title role of Amarante’s Carmen Suite in collaboration with the Boise Philharmonic, the premiere of Davidson’s Ghost(Light) and Belle in Wells’ Beauty and the Beast as well as performances for Boise contemporary dance company Project Flux.
Adrienne has also served as Ballet Idaho’s company dancers’ representative, Apolla Shocks beta tester, posed for sculptor Benjamin Victor, and modeled for clients such as Canon and Sony. She is currently a Featured Artist for Russian Pointe brand, dance competition adjudicator, variations coach, pointe shoe fitting advisor, and master class teacher.
Adrienne also teaches advanced ballet/pointe and jazz classes, Dance for Parkinson’s, as well as in summer intensive courses throughout the northwest. Her select private students have been accepted to nationwide summer, collegiate, annual training programs, and professional companies.
This is Adrienne’s fifteenth season with Ballet Idaho.
Generously sponsored for the 2022.23 season by Sandra and Brent Fery.