Adrianna de Svastich
Corps de Ballet
Originally from Tuxedo Park, NY, Adrianna de Svastich began her ballet training under Leonid Kozlov in Ramsey, NJ, and continued her training at The School of American Ballet in New York City. She also attended summer programs with American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, and The Royal Ballet School in London. During her final year at The School of American Ballet, she performed with the New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Serenade and Chopiniana, and Susan Stroman’s Double Feature.
Ms. de Svastich joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in 2005, and was hired as an Apprentice in August 2007. She was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2009, and remained with the Company through the 2010/2011 season. Between 2011 and 2016, Ms. de Svastich performed with a variety of companies including Ballet Fleming and Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet in Philadelphia, Barak Ballet in Los Angeles, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Kathryn Posin Dance Company, and MorDance in New York City. She rejoined Pennsylvania Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in May of 2016.
During her time at Pennsylvania Ballet Ms. de Svastich has performed in a wide range of ballets including George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Ballo Della Regina, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Theme and Variations, Concerto Barocco, and Serenade; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert; Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals; John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet; Matthew Neenan’s Carmina Burana; Roland Petit’s Carmen, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes To Shove; Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella; and Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardee. Her featured roles include four cygnets in Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake and the second pas de deux in Hans Van Manen’s Adagio Hammerklavier.
Ms. de Svastich was featured as a Corps de Ballet dancer in the Academy Award winning film Black Swan.
Ms. de Svastich has choreographed for the School of American Ballet Student Choreography Workshop, Shut Up & Dance, BalletFleming, and the Koresh Artist Showcase. In 2014 she was an Artist in Residence at the Watermill Center International Summer program under the direction of Robert Wilson.
In addition to her career as a ballet dancer, Ms. de Svastich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in History in 2012.
Ms. de Svastich re-joined Pennsylvania Ballet for the 2016/2017 season as a member of the Corps de Ballet.