Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
London SE8 3DZ
Tel: +44 (0)20 8691 8600
Area of WorkBallet
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Adam trained at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne, graduating in 1988 and relocating to London the following year. He joined the now defunct London City Ballet in 1990, touring the UK and internationally until the company’s untimely closure in 1996. While in LCB, in addition to dancing in the corps de ballet and as a soloist, Adam established himself as a strong character artist, performing roles such as Dr Coppelius in Coppelia, Baron Von Rothbart in Swan Lake and Hilarion in Giselle.
Qualifications / Educational Background
Turning his attention to working as a freelance dancer, Adam began working extensively in productions by English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Raymond Gubbay’s popular “in-the-round” operas at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2001 he joined English National Ballet for the in-the-round production of Derek Deane’s Romeo & Juliet, appeared as an acrobat in Deane’s Swan Lake in 2004, and has worked with the company every year since, returning every Christmas to reprise his role as the acrobatic Grandfather in Christopher Hampson’s production of The Nutcracker. Branching out from classical ballet and drawing on skills he learned in his youth, especially acrobatics and break-dancing, Adam had success on the commercial dance circuit appearing in trade shows, promotional videos, on television and in feature films including Human Traffic, Phantom of The Opera and Pride and Prejudice and worked closely with the director on choreographed scenes in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Adam was one of Kylie Minogue’s backing dancers for her Fever (2002) and Showgirl (2005) world tours, working with choreographer Rafael Bonachela.
In 2007, Adam gained the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma and immediately began teaching ballet at Cambridge Performing Arts (Bodywork), where he also introduced the gymnastics/tumbling programme. Adam is currently a member of the full-time teaching staff at Ballet Black, has coached and taught summer school participants and cast-members of the critically acclaimed West End show Billy Elliot, and has taught an advanced/professional level ballet class at Danceworks since 2008.