Adelaide Clauss from Buffalo, New York is in her fourth season with The Washington Ballet. She started her ballet training at The Neglia Conservatory of Ballet with Sergio Neglia and Heidi Halt. In 2012, she began training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Franco De Vita and went on to join American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in 2015. During her time training at American Ballet Theatre, Clauss danced in Russia at the Premio Roma Jia Ruskaja, in London as part of an exchange with The Royal Ballet School, and in Japan, performing the child Clara in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker.
In 2018, Clauss participated in an artistic exchange, organized by Artistic Director Julie Kent, through which she danced as a member of the Royal Danish Ballet for two months. In 2019, Clauss was featured in Pointe Magazine as one of their “2019 Stars of the Corps.”
Adelaide Clauss is sponsored by David and Sandra Berler.
Photo by XMB Photography.