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 in Jackson, Mississippi. Other prestigious awards include winning the title of “Teen Miss Dance of America” and the “Grishko Award of Excellence in Ballet.” Adrienne has traveled as a performer extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. 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. She has appeared in numerous galas including the prestigious “Les Gala des Etoiles” where she performed “Le Corsaire” pas de deux with international ballet star, Carlos Acosta. She appeared as a soloist in the “Placido Domingo Tribute to the Washington Opera,” performing to “Stars and Stripes” in a segment directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, airing on PBS. Adrienne travels the world as a dancer, master teacher, choreographer and judge. She can be seen as a ballet soloist in the film “Step up”. Adrienne is the choreographer of the international hit show Rasta Thomas’ ROCK the Ballet & the founder and Artistic Director of “Pretty Girls of Dance”. She currently directs, choreographs and stars in “Bad Boys of Dance”, which has toured the world performing to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.