Adrienne de la Fuente
Adrienne de la Fuente graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a BA in French Studies and Philosophy, and a minor in Spanish. A California native, she trained with Richard Gibson and Zory Karah at the Academy of Ballet and with Fran Spector Atkins at SpectorDance. She was a member of SpectorDance Company and danced in Fran Spector Atkins’ Figures in the Dust based on John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. After moving to New York City, Adrienne trained at The Ailey School. Upon graduating, she joined Exit12 and has been with the company ever since, performing throughout the United States at universities, conferences, and festivals. Adrienne has danced and taught workshops with JUNTOS Dance Collective in New York City, Mexico, and Guatemala. In 2016, Adrienne became Exit12’s Company Manager and served as Ballet Mistress for the professional dancers at BTC’s 2016 Nutcracker. Now performing The Nutcracker with BTC for the 8th consecutive year, Adrienne is honored to take on the role of Associate Artistic Director.
Outside of the dance world, Adrienne is the director of Human Resources and International Partner at Private Prep, an educational service company headquartered in New York City.