Adrienne is an internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, and model, as well as the founder and CEO of Sweetbird Productions. At Sweetbird, Adrienne has choreographed and starred in multiple critically acclaimed productions that have toured sold out audiences worldwide.
Adrienne is the choreographer & co-creator of the international hit dance show "ROCK the Ballet". After touring over 30 countries since 2008, RTB continues to wow audiences across the globe.
Adrienne was a special guest performer & choreographer on "So You Think You Can Dance". She created & choreographed the world premiere of “ROMEO & JULIET" in Europe to rave reviews from critics & audiences alike.
In 2014, Adrienne founded BAD BOYS of BALLET & they became Semi-Finalists on Season 9 of the hit TV show "America's Got Talent".
During her run as Juliet on the West End in 2015, 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".
Most recently, Ms. Canterna choreographed & directed & starred in the world premiere of “Rock the Ballet X”. Die Welt culture critic wrote “Adrienne Canterna’s spectacular and ingenious choreography rendered the audience breathless”. RTBX is currently touring Europe to sold out audiences.
Ms. Canterna is a proud brand ambassador for CAPEZIO.
Ms. Canterna is the Founder of SweetBird Productions and the Artistic Director of the SweetBird Summer Intensive. Adrienne is the proud mother of Anami Halo.
Education & Early Career
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. Other prestigious awards include the Grishko Award of Excellence in Ballet, Teen Miss Dance of America and more.
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 under the direction of Oleg Vinogradov. 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", "Dance Open" in Russia, "Gala de Danza", "Dance Against Cancer" in NYC 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 television tribute to Placido Domingo, in a segment directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. She can be seen as a ballet soloist in the movie “Step Up".