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The Universal Language Of Dance

Ballet Vero Beach is a welcome addition to a community
that celebrates the cultural arts.

After a run through Adam dissects Chopin’s variations choreography with company dancers Erin Alarcon and Matthew Carter.

After a run through Adam dissects Chopin’s variations choreography with company dancers Erin Alarcon and Matthew Carter.

How fortunate we are to have an abundance of rich cultural opportunities available in what is considered a small town. There’s Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach Opera, Indian River Symphonic Association, and now, thanks to professional dancer and choreographer Adam Schnell, we have Ballet Vero Beach.

The 32-year old who grew up in a small town in northwestern Vermont and attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts, a private boarding school outside Boston, didn’t start dancing until the advanced age of 13. He not only loved it, he excelled. By the time Adam graduated from high school, he was dancing professionally, and it didn’t take long before he segued into choreographing as well. To say he is excited about what the future holds is an understatement. Adam lights up when he talks about how Ballet Vero Beach came to be and where it’s going.

Read the entire article in the April 2014 issue