Adrienne Canterna


Date of Birth: 06/11/1982
Hometown: Linthicum
Country: United States
Awards: USA IBC Jr. Female GOLD medal (at 15 years old in 1998)

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Kirov Academy of Ballet scholarship graduate Adrienne Canterna is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including winning the GOLD medal at the 1998 USA International Ballet Competition at 15 years old. Ms. Canterna is an ambassador for CAPEZIO and proud CAPEZIO Athlete. Adrienne has been touring the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and more as a dancer, choreographer, model & juror. 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 in NYC where she was partnered by dance superstar Desmond Richardson. She has appeared in numerous galas worldwide including the “Vail International Dance Festival”, the “Dance Open Ballet Festival” in Russia and “Les Gala des Etoiles” where she performed “Le Corsaire” pas de duex with international ballet star, Carlos Acosta. She appeared as a soloist in the PBS TV tribute to Placido Domingo, in a segment directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. She can be seen as a ballet soloist in the motion picture “STEP UP”.

Adrienne is a proud brand ambassador for Flexistretcher. Ms. Canterna is also a model for MPG Sport. Adrienne is the choreographer & co-creator of the international hit dance show “ROCK the Ballet”. After touring over 40 countries since 2008, RTB continues to wow audiences across the globe. Adrienne was a special guest performer & choreographer for the BAD BOYS of DANCE on FOX TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”. In 2013 she created & choreographed the world premiere of Rasta Thomas’ “ROMEO & JULIET” in Europe to rave reviews from critics & audiences alike. Prestigious UK dance critic Graham Watts wrote “Adrienne created a ballet for the Snapchat age. Dancing as Juliet in her own choreography, Canterna’s exciting portrayal is delivered with a cocktail of personality and movement that mixed a quirky dollop of Lady Gaga, a touch of burlesque, the length of Sylvie Guillem’s limbs and the hyper-flexible spine of an Olympic gymnast”. In 2014, Adrienne founded BAD BOYS of BALLET & they became Semi-Finalists on Season 9 of the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent”. Adrienne is the proud mother of daughter Anami Halo and Founder of Sweet Bird Productions.

Dance Genres/Specialties
ballet, contemporary, jazz, choreography

Proud Mom. Everything else is in my bio!


First thing that comes to mind when you say “CAPEZIO”
Excellence and legacy. I’m so proud to be a part of the greatest dance family on earth!

Favourite “CAPEZIO” item
Aria pointe shoes! But honestly I love everything CAPEZIO. So does my daughter Anami!

Advice to other dancers…
Imagination is it’s own form of courage… Be creative & never stop dreaming! Think about it…. Dreaming is another form of planning. And last…. life is short, don’t be lazy!

Unusual fact/love/habit/goal/ability that other people might not know about…
I’m a vegetarian (wannabe vegan) who’s obsessed with country music.

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