Precious Adams

English National Ballet: First Artist (2014-present)

At the ages of 11 and 12, Adams studied at the National Ballet School (NBS) in Toronto, Canada under the direction of Mavis Stains. It was at NBS where Adams also began to study the French language. Adams was then selected to study at The Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance in Monte Carlo, Monaco with Roland Vogel, under the direction of Luca Masala at the ages of 14 and 15. In 2011, Adams was selected to participate in the the US State Department-sponsored NSLI-Y Russian language and Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Program. During the 2011-2012 school year, Adams studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia with Natalia Igoravich Reivich, under the direction of Marina Leonova. In the summers of 2012 and 2013, Adams attended the renowned Ellison Ballet summer intensive studying under Edward Ellison. Later in the summer of 2013, she performed in the sixth annual Stars of Russian Ballet Gala performance in Michigan. Adams also received two prizes at the 2014 Prix De Lausanne in Switzerland. Adams is now a first artist with the English National Ballet.

Source:

Precious Adams, English National Ballet, Balancing Pointe

See also:

Precious Adams, English National Ballet
10 Black Ballerinas Other Than Misty Copeland Who Are Also Changing the Face of Ballet, Atlanta Black Star
Precious Adams, Interview En L’air
Everyday racism: how to be a black ballet dancer in a white world, The Guardian
Interview: Precious Adams, Cloud & Victory

Video links:

Precious Adams – 2014 Prize Winner – Finals – Classical Variation, Prix de Lausanne
Precious Adams – 2014 Prize Winner – Finals – Contemporary Variation, Prix de Lausanne
Precious Adams | Dance | 2014 National YoungArts Week
Variations- Precious Adams

Social media:

Instagram @preciousagram

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