Adriana Fernandes was born and raised in Brazil, where she graduated in Classical Ballet and Physical Education with a concentration in dance.
Always devoted to the scientific study of Classical Ballet, Adriana conducted research in 2002 about the “Influence of the turn out (en dehors) in young Ballet Dancers”, being one of the first scientific data about en dehors in Brazil.
Adriana performed various original ballets and repertoire including: The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, La Esmeralda, Diana and Acteon, Paquita, Le Corsaire, and Raymonda. She also choreographed countless original ballets and awarded routines.
With over 24 years of teaching experience, and certifications under the prestigious American Ballet Theater ABT® and Autism Movement Therapy®, Adriana developed her own teaching method focusing on the dancer’s body limits, and most importantly, safety.
She is known for making the process fun, interesting, and enjoyable for students of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds.
"Working privately gives me the opportunity to get to know the student's specific goals, strengths, and limitations, in order to customize the perfect class."
- Adriana Fernandes