Adriane Fang is a dancer, teacher and choreographer with a keen interest in multi-disciplinary collaboration. She was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers from 1996-2006 and has worked with several other choreographers including Colleen Thomas, Bill Young, Wally Cardona and Alvin Mayes.
She was awarded a 2014 Local Dance Commissioning Project Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to present her full-length work, Grains, and a 2014 Creative and Performing Arts Award (CAPAA) to perform dances by Wally Cardona and Nancy Bannon in a shared program with Gesel Mason, presented by Dance Place, DC.
Recent teaching highlights include being on faculty at the Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Intensive 2015; workshops at the Damansara Performing Arts Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and master classes at the Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI), James Madison University, Shenandoah University and SUNY Purchase.
Currently on faculty at the University of Maryland, Adriane is the recipient of a 2007 New York Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”) for her performance with Doug Varone and Dancers.
M.F.A. Dance, George Mason University, 2009; B.A. Dance/Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 1996.NYC: Wally Cardona, Gwen Welliver, Ronald K. Brown, Christian Canciani, Kevin Wynn, Jackie Villamil, Jan Miller, Cherylyn Lavagnino
Doug Varone and Dancers (1996-2006).
Performance: Doug Varone and Dancers, Wally Cardona, Nancy Bannon, Colleen Thomas and Dancers, Karen Reedy Dance, American Dance Festival Faculty Concert, ClancyWorks, Dahlia Nayar Butler, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers, Peter DiMuro Projects, Clare Byrne Dance, Murray Spaulding Dance, Copperworks Dance Company, Wally Cardona Quartet, The Yard, Christian Canciani & Mia Lamm;
Faculty: George Mason University, American College Dance Festival, 92nd Street Y – Harkness Dance Center, ClancyWorks Dance Educators Training Institute, Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Intensives (2000-2007, 2015), CityDance Ensemble, Chautauqua Institute;
Guest Teaching: St. Petersburg Dance Festival, James Madison University, Shenandoah College, Hollins College, University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Glenwood Springs Dance Festival, Colorado Dance Festival, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Barnard College, Mason/Rhynes Production Projects; Doug Varone and Dancers Repetiteur: SUNY-Purchase, University of Minnesota, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, North Carolina School of the Arts, BalletMet Columbus, Ohio State University, Juilliard School of the Arts;
Independent Teaching: Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, 100 Grand, Joy of Motion;
Choreography: Grains – Local Dance Commissioning Project at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage (2014); The Lost World – UMD Production, Jared Mezzocchi, Director (2015); World Bank Flash Mob – Created Flash-mob with a projection technology collaboration (2013); Alpha Damsel – Shared Concert with Colleen Thomas presented by Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery (2005); Eight choreographed works: University of Maryland, George Mason University, Shenandoah University, James Madison University
Honors and Awards:
New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award, Honored University Faculty Mentor for UMD Phillip Merrill Presidential Scholar, UWSP Chancellor’s Leadership Award, Albertson’s Medallion Award (1 of 16 winners), American Dance Festival Scholarship, New Arts Festival Dance Scholarship, Psychology Department Senior Leadership Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member, Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)