Variations Dance Studio is excited to host Adrienne Hicks on Sunday, September 22nd!
Adrienne Hicks began her dance training at Troy School of Ballet, and she studied with the following summer intensives: North Carolina School of Fine Arts, the Joffrey Trainee program, and American Ballet Theatre. Following high school graduation, Adrienne Hicks entered the Ailey/Fordham BFA program. Contacted during her sophomore year by Chancellor Jack Hawkins of Troy University , Adrienne agreed to help charter the university’s first dance program. Adrienne has been instrumental in bringing dance to the Troy University campus. In 2009, Adrienne joined Adrienne Canterna’s Pretty Girls of Dance and, during the summer of this same year, worked as Canterna’s understudy for Rasta Thomas’s Bad Boys of Dance in their performance of Rock the Ballet, an experience which prepared her for much of how to develop TDRE into the company it is today.
Adrienne also worked with Chancellor Hawkins, the Confucius Institute, and the College of Communication and Fine Arts, to organize and help direct an hour long performance which TDRE toured to universities in Beijing and Hebei, China in the summer of 2010. During this tour, Troy Dance Repertory Ensemble performed in The People’s Great Hall, the only dance troupe to have ever done so. Adrienne’s direction and example has not only helped TDRE to become a respected company but has given her a deep appreciation for the work that goes into building anything from the ground up, and she is most proud to have played such a crucial role in TDRE’s beginning.
Graduating Summa Cum Laude on May 6, 2011, Adrienne moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she she became a member of Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company. In February of this 2015, Adrienne rejoined Bad Boys of Dance in their show Romeo and Juliet. She is currently the newest professor of dance at Troy University, where she is thrilled to have come back full circle to her favorite place in all the world!
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