Adelaide Clauss from Buffalo, New York is in her third season with The Washington Ballet. She started her ballet training at The Neglia Conservatory of Ballet where she studied for eight years. In 2012, she began training at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre under the direction of Franco De Vita and continued there for three years. In 2012 and 2013, Clauss was the child Clara in American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. With the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, she danced the lead in George Balanchine’s Valse-Fantaisie and performed in Antony Tudor’s Soiree Musicale. Clauss joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company in the fall of 2015, performing in multiple pieces including Alexei Ratmansky’s Bolero. In 2018, Clauss participated in an artistic exchange, organized by Artistic Director Julie Kent, through which she danced as a member of the Royal Opera Ballet for two months.
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