(44) Adriana Pierce, Choreographer

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This week we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Adriana Pierce. After training at the School of American Ballet and dancing as an Apprentice with The New York City Ballet, she joined Miami City Ballet in 2010.  Throughout her schooling, Pierce directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions for a local theater group in New Jersey and 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 past years she has created works for the O, Miami Poetry Festival, Miami Chamber Music Society, the Knight Concert Hall, and for a collaboration with The New World Symphony. 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. Pierce created a new work for  The Ashley Bouder Project which debuted at New York’s The Joyce Theater in August 2015. Today we speak with Adriana about her choreography, launching a choreographic career, the challenges women in choreography are facing, and the recent New York Times article on the subject.

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