Adriana Santoro: Artist/Dancer/Choreographer/Pilaterra
What Moves You?
“Movement, in and of itself, is a passion of mine. It is an essence of life. I move to feel alive and better understand what it means to be human. I create to explore and nuance the infinite possibilities of movement through dance. I teach to share the refreshment and generosity I have found through dance and Pilates with the community. Movement to me is a needed breath of fresh air, of which I am allowed to fall in love with and express daily.”
Adriana Santoro is a Dancer, Choreographer, and Pilaterra from New Jersey. She graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with her BFA in Dance. Prior to college, she received her training at the Princeton Ballet School in the Pre-Professional Program and American Repertory Ballet Workshops. During her summer and winter seasons, she also trained with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Carolina Ballet, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, New Jersey Youth Theatre, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, STUFFED: d.a.n.c.e., Tiffany Mills Company, Washington School of Ballet, and 10 Hairy Legs. Santoro has recently performed works by Sherry Alban, Brian Brooks, Randy James, Bill T. Jones, Alex Ketely, Graham Lustig, Ohad Naharin, Paul C. Ocampo, Javier Padilla, Julia Ritter, Bobbi Jene Smith, Chien-Ying Wang, Micayla Wynn, and Netta Yerushalmy. Through the Polestar Pilates Teacher Training Program mentored by Kim Gibilisco at Rutgers University, Santoro is additionally a Polestar Pilates graduate and PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher.
Adriana Santoro & Artists enjoy choreographing highly articulate, richly dynamic, and thoughtfully collaborative works that present to diverse audiences in New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Current collaborating artists include dancers, composers, and musicians. Upcoming projects also encompass dance film and site specific productions. Repertoire has performed at The Actors Fund Arts Center, Hudson Guild Theater, Loree Dance Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Ritz Performing Arts Stage, Triskelion Art’s Muriel Schulman Theater, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, and Vorhees Chapel at Rutgers University, with shows this fall at Gibney Dancer Center, Judson Memorial Church, and The Landmark Loews Jersey Theater.