Photo by Eric Bandiero
Adriana Santoro graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with her BFA in Dance. Prior to college, she received her training at the Princeton Ballet School in the Pre-Professional Program and American Repertory Ballet Workshops. During her summer and winter seasons, she also trained with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Carolina Ballet, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, New Jersey Youth Theatre, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, STUFFED: d.a.n.c.e., Tiffany Mills Company, Washington School of Ballet, and 10 Hairy Legs. Adriana has performed works by Sherry Alban, Brian Brooks, Douglas Martin, Randy James, Bill T. Jones, Alex Ketley, Graham Lustig, Tiffany Mills, Ohad Naharin, Paul C. Ocampo, Javier Padilla, Julia Ritter, Bobbi Jene Smith, Chien-Ying Wang, Mary Barton, Mary Pat Robertson, Micayla Wynn, and Netta Yerushalmy among others. Adriana has worked with OcampoWang Dance on tour in NYC and Taipei, Taiwan and currently directs collaborative projects through Adriana Santoro & Artists. She has also served as a Guest Choreographer for Ballet Forte NJ at Wings Conservatory. Adriana Santoro & Artists has performed at The Actors Fund Arts Center, Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum, Dixon Place, Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, Hudson Guild Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater, Loree Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Ritz Performing Arts Stage, SMUSH Gallery, Triskelion Art's Muriel Schulman Theater, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, and Vorhees Chapel at Rutgers University. Through the Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program mentored by Kim Gibilisco at Rutgers University, Adriana is additionally a POLESTAR Pilates graduate and PMA® Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher. She currently instructs Pilates at Club Pilates in the Greater Boston area.