With Adam Parson
Course is over, started on Aug. 9, 2018
8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Evites, Baan 74, Rotterdam
Adam Parson knows how to get the most out of a dancer. With insight, diligence and a laser focus he makes sure each dancer he encounters gets the right kind of training. Trained by some of the best dance masters in the business and studying individually, he has evolved into a teacher with a distinct voice. He was one of Dance Spirit Magazines "One to watch" and American Dance Magazine said "Parson's brand of training churns out unstoppable dancers".
He super proud of his trained students turned working dancers who have worked in many industry platforms such as: La La Land, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Madonna, So You Think You Can Dance, Britney Spears, The Muppets, Wicked on Broadway, Bring it on, Kylie Minogue, Memphis, The Academy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards and his own Commonality Dance Company.
Adam is a resident teacher at the Edge Performing Arts Center and American Music and Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and globally, creating choreography and giving workshops globally in Sweden, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, England, Norway, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, and Kenya.
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Adam was born in Nairobi, Kenya and lived in other African cities for 14 years before moving to the United States(Maryland). In Blantyre, Malawi he attended a British Boarding School, packed with international students which began a bonding to other cultures, foods, and people. Moving to the United States, Adam did gymnastics, studied languages and computer programming, all in the hopes of being able to travel and see his friends from all over the globe. He worked happily as a computer programmer and accountant in Georgetown, Washington D.C., until one day, his sister asked him to drive a friend to dance class. When they got there, he heard the music, saw the dancers and was hooked. He started taking dance class at 26 years old and has since been in the performing arts industry as a dancer, choreographer, producer and artistic director. Adam continues to grow and expand his art by finishing his semi-autobiography and has recently acquired his FAA sUAS Drone Pilot's license, to further expand his choreographic reach.
He is well known for his multifaceted award-winning choreography and his unique approach to music makes him one of the most sought-after choreographers in the dance industry. He has danced for stage, film, TV, and industrials such as FILA, NBC, REDKEN, POWER RANGERS, PRINCE, MONICA, PEPSI, SHELL OIL, and performed the Ballet "Rodeo" at the white house for President Bill Clinton. The Los Angeles Times critics have said his choreography is "refreshingly original and various in his scope and theme" He has choreographed on So You Think You Can Dance Australia, staged Redken Hair industrials, created a duet for the Prima Ballerina for Seoul National Ballet and the Prima Ballerina for Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, choreographed a halftime show at the Staples Center, choreographic work on the film “ Love on a Sunday Afternoon”, "Mood: Melanin" and most recently directing and choreographing a dance video for dance artist Marjorie Goodson.