Adam Jones - Instructor
Adam Jones was born and raised in western Massachusetts where he began studying and competing in all styles of dance at the age of 7. Upon graduating from high school he went on to study Classical Ballet and Modern performance at the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in NY. It was here that he was able to train and work with established choreographers such as tony award winner Bill T. Jones and two-time Bessie winner Doug Varone. He also had the privilege to be under the direct mentorship of former American Ballet Theater principal Ted Kivitt. During his collegiate years, he spent his summers dancing at Busch Gardens Europe in Virginia, where he was a featured dancer and dance captain in 4 of their shows in addition to being a featured soloist with NYC based contemporary company BEings Dance under the direction of Emily Bufferd. After college he was signed by Stiletto Entertainment in Los Angeles and had the opportunity to travel to over 75 countries on various Holland America Line cruise ships as a featured dancer and dance captain. Following a move to Los Angeles, he signed with Jim Keith and the Movement Talent Agency. While in LA, he has premiered and a been a featured dancer in new works from Carey Ysais, Paulette Azizian, and Kristen Shapiro. In addition he has danced back up for Taylor Swift and Aaron Carter while also being featured in numerous Buzzfeed online skits as an actor. He is currently on staff at multiple studios on the east coast as a guest teacher/choreographer for their competitive programs. Adam is thrilled to be exclusively a part of Starbound National Talent Competition as one of their elite judges and to share his passion and experience with the next generation of dancers.