Adrain Bolton - CMI ChoreographerAdrain Bolton


Adrain Bolton is an extraordinary artistic master of the arts. He carries the legacy of the top-notch dance institutions in the United States. A graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Adrain received further training from Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Martha Graham School of Dance, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Jones Haywood School of Ballet. He has worked with notable choreographers such as Louis Johnson, Rod Rogers, Kevin Jeff, Mike Malone, Jason Taylor, Keith Lee, LaVern Reed Young, Gene Hill Sagan, etc. His work has been performed in Amsterdam, Holland, Hong Kong, Xian China Mainland, Thailand, Bangkok, Jordan, USSR, Dominican Republic, South Africa, and throughout the United States including Los Angeles, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York, and Atlanta.

Mr. Bolton is noted for training fine dancers who are now on scholarship with major dance institutions or dancing with major companies. Many of his students have become renowned choreographers or members of companies such as Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary, Joeffrey Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Debbie Allen School of Dance. He is twice recipient of fellowship grants from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities and received an American Teacher’s Honors Award that was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and televised worldwide on the Disney Channel.