Biography

Adrienne Canterna

(Co-creator, CEO, Choreographer)

Kirov Academy of Ballet scholarship graduate Adrienne Canterna is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the 1998 Women’s Junior GOLD Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition. Other prestigious awards include winning the “Grishko Award of Excellence in Ballet“.

Adrienne Canterna is a proud ambassador for CAPEZIO.

Adrienne has traveled the world extensively as a dancer, choreographer, model & juror. As a Principal guest ballerina she danced the roles of Gamzatti in “La Bayadere“, the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker“, and Kitri in “Don Quixote” with the Universal Ballet in Seoul, Korea. She has also danced with the Washington Ballet and Complexions Contemporary Ballet in NYC where she was partnered by dance superstar Desmond Richardson.

She has appeared in numerous galas worldwide including the “Vail International Dance Festival“, the “Dance Open Ballet Festival” in Russia and “Les Gala des Etoiles” where she performed “Le Corsaire” pas de duex with international ballet star, Carlos Acosta. She appeared as a soloist in “Placido Domingo, Tribute to the Washington Opera” performing “Stars and Stripes” in a segment directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, airing on PBS. She can be seen as a ballet soloist in the hit film “Step Up“. Ms. Canterna is a model for MPG Sport and was featured in their international ad campaign.

Adrienne is the choreographer & co-creator of the international hit dance show “ROCK the Ballet” and was a special guest performer with BAD BOYS of DANCE on FOX TV’sSo You Think You Can Dance“. In 2013 she created & choreographed the world premiere of Rasta Thomas’ “ROMEO & JULIET” in Europe to rave reviews from critics & audiences alike. In 2014, Adrienne founded BAD BOYS of BALLET & they became Semi- Finalists on Season 9 of the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent“. Adrienne is the proud mother of daughter Anami Halo and Founder of Sweet Bird Productions. Find & follow Adrienne on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter!

Interview – Adrienne Canterna in 2009

At the creation of Rock The Ballet in Hamburg.