Adrienne Atkins Ms. Atkins is a native of Indianapolis, IN, and she began her career in entertainment as a professional ballet dancer at age thirteen. Under the tutelage of Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov, and Eldar Aliev, Adrienne is a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Ballet Internationale. For a career spanning nearly two decades, she performed classical and contemporary ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, Phaedra, Coppelia, Don Quixote, Fairy Doll, La Bayadere, Paquita and Crea!on of the World at theatres worldwide. Ms. Atkins also has an extensive musical theatre background, and her credits include the principal role of Victoria in CATS, as well as appearances in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Hello Dolly, Hairspray, Pops Goes Vegas, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yule!de Celebra!on. Additionally, Adrienne has been in numerous )lm and television productions for NBC, TLC and the National Geographic Channel. In 2013, she was crowned Miss Congeniality United States and Miss Indiana United States. As an instructor, Adrienne’s students have been hired by professional companies such as San Diego Ballet and Ballet West, as well as being featured in Broadway and O4-Broadway National Tours. Her students have also majored in dance at Butler University, Indiana University, and the University of South Carolina Dance Company.