Adriana PierceCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Verona, New Jersey
Adriana Pierce is currently dancing in her fifth season with Miami City Ballet under the direction of Lourdes Lopez. She also danced as an apprentice with New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theatre, The Kennedy Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She attended the School of American Ballet as a scholarship student for five years, and graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School in 2007.
Throughout her schooling, Pierce directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions for a local theater group in New Jersey and explored contemporary and interpretive movement through various projects and performances. She first premiered her balletic choreography when she created two pieces for the School of American Ballet’s Annual Student Choreography Workshop under the guidance of Peter Martins. In March 2014, Pierce choreographed a work for New World Symphony’s Inside the Music series as part of a collaboration between the Miami City Ballet Dancers and the New World Symphony Fellows. Earlier in 2013, she contributed works for the O, Miami Poetry Festival which were also showcased during Miami City Ballet’s “Dance at the Walls” event at the Wynwood Walls. Pierce was commissioned by Miami Chamber Music Society to create a ballet for Miami’s Mainly Mozart Festival 2013 at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, and was invited back to create a work for the festival in 2014. That new piece, In Words, was set to Dvořák’s Dumky Trio and was performed at the Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in June 2014.
In November 2014, Pierce was chosen to participate in New York Choreographic Institute’s fall session, and in 2015 was selected to participate in the Resident Fellows program with the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, an international institute for scholars and artists of ballet and its related arts and sciences.