Adrienne Kerr

Ballet Idaho Principal Dancer


Adrienne’s dance education began in Albuquerque and has included additional summer training in 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 annual scholarship. She joined Ballet Idaho at age 17 where she was nominated for the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Dance Performance Award. In addition to her study of principal roles with Gelsey Kirkland in New York, Adrienne has performed lead roles in Anastos’ Firebird, Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Balanchine’s Square Dance, Walpurgisnacht, Who Cares?, Serenade, and Rubies.

As a Principal dancer, Adrienne has been praised in Anastos’ Firebird, Don Quixote, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda, Swan Lake, and Ravel Concerto; Balanchine’s Rubies, Concerto Barocco and Agon; Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs; Mineko-Williams’ Grey Horses; Davidson’s Ambiguous Content and Liang’s Cinderella. 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.

Adrienne has also served as Ballet Idaho’s company dancers’ representative, Apolla Shocks Beta tester, is currently a Featured Artist for Russian Pointe brand, competition adjudicator, master class teacher, in addition to performing with contemporary dance company Project Flux.

She also teaches advanced ballet/pointe and jazz classes, Dance for Parkinson’s, and 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 fourteenth season with Ballet Idaho.

Generously sponsored for the 2021.22 season by Sandra and Brent Fery.