Dance Master Class with Adolpho Blaire, Professional Dancer, Director, Choreographer, Educator

Communication & The Arts
November 19, 2020



As part of the Academy Dance Master Class Program, students were visited virtually by NYC based performer, director, choreographer and educator, Adolpho Blaire.  He presented a series of speaking engagements to students about careers in Dance and hosted a virtual mock dance audition.  He educated students on the career paths for a dancer:  musical theater, commercial dancer, and company dancer.  Then discussed next steps after high school and how to search for the correct dance program to further their career.  Finally, Adolpho reviewed the audition process for a dancer in a variety of scenarios.  His next virtual visit was a full mock audition for a “commercial” where students would be auditioning for a back up dancer role.  The students were great asking questions, learning the choreography.  They broke into partners and performed.  There was also an improv section of the audition where students were asked to just dance and show their personality and what they can do.  Following the audition process, Adolpho gave students feedback just as in a real audition.    

Adolpho Blair Bio:

As a performer, he toured with A Chorus Line and danced in Julie Taymor's feature film Across the Universe. In NYC, he spent a year and half in High School Talent Show (w/ Ilana Glazer) as well as productions at Ars Nova and The Secret Theatre.  He has spent much time performing in regional venues around the nation including the McCarter, TUTS, Walnut Street, Riverside, Maine State Music Theatre, Rubicon, Flat Rock, Westchester Broadway, Theatre By the Sea, the Wick, WV Public, Starlight, Mountain Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and Seaside Music Theatre.   As a Director and Choreographer, he helmed the immensely popular annual Miss FH Pageant which featured numerous film, television and Broadway stars over the years.  Additionally, his work has been seen at the Here Arts Center, P.S. 122 (NY Innovative Theatre Award), Ars Nova, People’s Improv Theatre, Riverside Center, Palace Theatre in the Dells, Naples Players, et. al. He also worked as Associate Director/Choreographer, most recently on the Broadway workshop of Sugar Babies.  Other venues include: Theatre By the Sea, North Shore Music Theatre, Westchester Broadway, Gretna Theatre, the York, Celebrity Cruises, Mac-Haydn Theatre, Grand Geneva Resort, numerous corporate industrial shows and national TV and web spots for Johnny Rockets restaurants and Blackberry. Adolpho started his creative career as Assistant Creative Director for Six Flags Parks writing, producing and directing shows for over 20 parks internationally. He also teaches Acting, Audition Technique, Cabaret Performance and Dance in New York City and has for over a decade, as well as around the Nation.