Jane Abbie Alford
ADT Member since 2015, received scholarship to Brenau University 2018-2020, received scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem 2019, accepted to Joffrey Ballet 2019, accepted to Alabama Ballet 2018- 2020, accepted to International Ballet Competition School 2018, received scholarship to Gus Giordano Jazz Chicago 2020, ACES Honorable Mention in Dance 2019, ACES First Place Winner in Acting 2018, ACES First place winner in Dance 2017.
In their own words...
How did your passion for dance begin?
My passion for dance began because of my mother, Janie Allen Alford. She is currently a choreographer at ADT, and inspires me everyday with her creativity and enthusiasm. She grew up dancing at ADT and has been here ever since, and this really inspired me to follow in her footsteps.
Why did you choose to pursue your dance studies at The Alabama Dance Theatre?
I chose to pursue my dance studies at ADT because of the fellowship here. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and trained with so many amazing teachers who really care about their students.
What pointe shoes do you prefer?
Capezio Ava are my go-to!
Which choreographers inspire you?
The choreographer who inspires me most of all is my mother. Everything she creates is uniquely stylized and shows her passion for dance. Also, hip hop choreographer Julian Deguzman inspires me. His intricate movement and individual style make my jaw drop!
What are some of your favorite roles of all time and why?
My favorite roles I have danced are a lead vampire in Dracula, Full Moon, and performing the variation from La Fille Mal Gardee this past summer. I love these roles because they all incorporate acting and the use of port de bras, which I love.
What is your dream role?
My dream role is tied between Lucy in Dracula and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. They are both challenging but beautiful roles which move the audience with their unique characters and stories.