Mr. Adams has been a Ballet Master for the past thirty five years and has earned an enviable reputation as an educator, adjudicator, and choreographer. He began his tenure with Dance Masters of America 32 years ago as an instructor of ballet and modern, and is currently on the faculty for multiple DMA chapters, the National Faculty and the Ballet and Jazz Intensives. In addition, he is on the national roster for Adjudicators for Regional Dance America.
Mr. Adams began his early training in Georgia with Maude Evelyn Murphy and Terrell Paulk. He grew up attending the the South East Regional Dance America festivals where he received many scholarships and accolades. He attended Birmingham Southern College on a full scholarship and was a member of the Birmingham Ballet under the direction of Alfonso Figueroa. In 1976, he moved to New York City to continue his formal training at the Joffrey Ballet under Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, and had the privilege of spending the summer of 1979 at Jacobs Pillow culminating with an apprenticeship with the American Ballet Theatre. He relocated to Dallas in 1980 to accept a principal contract from George Skibine with the Dallas Ballet. With a strong interest in modern, he became an Artistic Director and Performing Artist with Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company of Dallas. During his time as a performing artist, he trained and performed works from such world renowned artists as Moses Pendelton, Bill T. Jones, Peter Pucci, Carol Parker, Matthew Diamond, Doulas Nelson, and Judith Jamison. Mr. Adams was a member of Actors Equity and contracted several National tours along with concerts at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
As a choreographer, Mr. Adams continues to produce choreography for the concert stage, regional Dance America Ballet Festivals, fashion shows, national commercials, and the leading charity organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Since 1990, Mr. Adams has produced full length productions for The Crystal Charity Ball, The Junior League Ball, The Dallas Opera Ball, The National Kidney Foundation, DIFFA Dallas, and The Art Ball for The Dallas Museum of Art. He has choreographed numerous industrial shows and has worked as a ballet coach/ choreographer for the USA Ice Dancing teams. Mr. Adams has produced seven Ballet recordings for the classroom and an instructional video for partnering. In 2015, Mr. Adams was honored with the Dance Masters of America Presidents Award.
Mr. Adams is celebrating his 30th year as co-owner of Preston Center Dance in Dallas, TX. Many of his former students are now performing on Broadway and dance companies throughout the world. As an Artistic Director and Ballet Master he continues to live his passion and share his knowledge of dance with his current students. Dance has been his entire life, and what a beautiful life it is.