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Adrienne Pelletier

Artistic Assistant/Instructor/Choreographer





Performance Background


Adrienne Pelletier is a national award-winning choreographer and skilled teacher that has been a part of the Maine dance community since she started her training at the age of four years old. Adrienne trained intensely in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, musical theatre, and contemporary and has received her Teacher Certification in Acrobatic Arts instruction. She became a company member with the Maine State Ballet at the young age of 16 and worked her way through the ranks to become a principal ballerina with the company by age 22. Dancing/Performance Background Adrienne began performing featured roles (including the Porcelain Doll in The Nutcracker, Cupid in Don Quixote, and Lead Coquette Can Can Parisian) when she was a young student with the Maine State Ballet. From there, she went on to perform many leading roles which include but are not limited to Clara, The Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Arabian Princess in The Nutcracker; Cinderella in Cinderella; the Can Can Doll in The Magic Toy Shop; and Swanhilda in Coppelia. However, her artistic reach goes beyond that of ballet. Adrienne was recognized as a student for her strong tap and musical theater abilities when she received the Peggy Etter Tap scholarship. Her training background in that realm includes close mentorship from icons such as Robyn Hurder (Moulin Rouge), Clyde Alves (Anything Goes), Andrei Chagas (Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story), Leigh-Ann Esty (Carousel), Sara Esty (An American in Paris), Solange Sandy (Chicago), and Roberto Forleo (Trockadero). This led Adrienne into her pursuit of musical theatre experience where she performed three leading roles in local productions as Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain, Brenda in Catch Me If you Can, and Natalie in All Shook Up. Adrienne continues to be one of Maine’s premier professional dancers as a principal dancer with the Maine State Ballet.


Teaching/Choreography Background


t the age of 17, Adrienne began her career as a dance teacher by working with younger generations at various studios across the state. Adrienne now is well-known for her warm yet energetic teaching style and teaches all ages ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, acrobatics, and more. Adrienne’s career as a choreographer is in her newer pursuits but is not one to be missed. While Adrienne has been choreographing for her student’s recitals since she was 17, she has only been choreographing on a professional, competitive level for about 4 years. In that time, Adrienne has won countless special awards from judges across the country recognizing her artistry and creativity in her pieces, 1 st place overall awards in various competitive categories, and her piece “Walk On Water” scored highest of the entire competition at both Take Centerstage Dance Challenge and Headliners dance competitions. Special awards for her pieces include, but are not limited to, “Most Entertaining” – 20th Century Fox (Turn It Up 2021); “Picture Perfect” – Our Home (Headliners 2022); “Focus and Storytelling, Lost Art of Gestures” – Mother Earth (Take Centerstage Dance Challenge 2022); and “Infectious Energy” (Headliners), “Splash of Grace” (Turn It Up), “Experience” (Take Centerstage Dance Challenge), and “Breathtaking Fluidity” (Turn It Up Nationals) – Walk On Water (2022). She now possesses 5 awards for “Outstanding Choreography” in just the last two years for a collaborative piece “Tarzan” from Dancer’s Inc, “Made of Stone” from Turn It Up 2021, “Walk On Water” from Turn It Up and Take Centerstage Dance Challenge, and “Who I’m Meant To Be” from Turn It Up Nationals in Foxwoods Connecticut 2022. Her first-place awards on a national level include “Introspection” Dancer’s Inc Nationals 2019; “My New Philosophy” TCDC Nationals 2021; and “Walk On Water”, “Tarzan”, and “Who I’m Meant To Be” Turn It Up Nationals 2022. Professional Background and Education Adrienne has an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Southern Maine Community College and a Bachelors in Business Management from The University of Southern Maine. Adrienne graduated top of her class with a 4.0 GPA from SMCC and graduated summa cum laude from USM. Her entrepreneurial endeavors are just beginning as a co-owner of the well-respected and loved business here in Maine, Rent-A-Princess.

Critical Acclaims

November 25, 2012

August 10, 2013

October 12, 2015

“Most striking were two young rising stars, sisters Rhiannon and Adrienne Pelletier. As Clara, the girl who receives the enchanted Nutcracker and travels to the Palace of Sweets, Adrienne Pelletier danced with charm and strength. Her arms were lovely and floating, and her feet truly elegant.” – Jennifer Brewer with The Portland Press Herald

“As Cupid amid the Dryads of Don Quixote’s vision, Adrienne Pelletier wasdelightfully puckish, with a marvelous blend of fast footwork, flowing arms, flirtatious looks andoutstanding balance and timing.” – Jennifer Brewer with The Portland Press Herald

“A duet with the bird, portrayed by Adrienne Pelletier, is sprightly and sharp, using quick lifts and flutters as the bird tries to teach Peter how to fly.” – Jessica Lockhart with The Portland Press Herald

November 26, 2016

August 11, 2017

November 27, 2017

March 25, 2019

December 2, 2019

April 2, 2021

November 29, 2021

“Among the highlights of these divertissements were Adrienne Pelletier, with support from Glenn Davis, giving new definition to the word flexible in Coffee from Arabia.” – Steve Feeney with The Portland Press Herald

“Adrienne Pelletier was a sprite-like Cupid with a beguiling face, quicksilver leaps, sparkling footwork and musically interpretive balances amid fast-paced rhythms.” – Jennifer Brewer with The Portland Press Herald

“Adrienne Pelletier charms as Clara, combining mature artistry with childlike expression.” – Jennifer Brewer with The Portland Press Herald

“Adrienne Pelletier was the cinder-girl on opening night (she will alternate in the title role with her sister Rhiannon Pelletier during the run of the show). Her relatively small stature helped to make her Cinderella’s girlishness credible as the oppressed youngster is swept up into a magical world of lavish parties and handsome princes. Her early solos touchingly revealed her character’s longing as she glided and spun across the wide stage, dreaming of liberation from her labors serving a wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Pelletier’s later partnering with her Prince Charming again had the sense of a girl gradually overcoming uncertainty and celebrating a new life ahead, once that special slipper found its way back to her.” – Steve Feeney with The Portland Press Herald

“Adrienne Pelletier had some ‘wow’ moments as a highly flexible representative of ‘Coffee from Arabia.’” – Steve Feeney with The Portland Press Herald

“Choreographer/instructor Adrienne Pelletier received three major awards for her routines, including Outstanding Choreography, Most Entertaining and Technical Excellence.” – Alissa Messer with The Portland Press Herald

“A sinuous Adrienne Pelletier drew oohs and aahs from the crowd as shepartnered with Glenn Davis in an eye-opening “Coffee from Arabia.”” – Steve Feeney with The PortlandPress Herald


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