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Adrienne Weidert & Rafal Pustelny

Adrienne Weidert & Rafal Pustelny

On May 10, 2017, Posted by , In Instructors, With No Comments

About Adrienne

Adrienne Weidert embodies the classic look & glamor of Hollywood’s Golden Era with a modern touch of Cyd Charisse. She is a Professional Swing Dance Instructor, Performer & National Jitterbug Champion who shines onstage. A New York City transplant from sunny Southern California & the LA swing dance scene, Adrienne made her NYC performance debut with The Public Theater’s production of ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Shakespeare in the Park in 2013. While her classical dance foundation is rooted in training with the Milwaukee Ballet, Boston Ballet, and London’s Royal Ballet School, this Ballerina-gone-Jitterbug is most passionate about America’s Great Jazz Age and the dances that were born in NYC in the early 20th Century. She has been teaching & performing swing dance since 1996 with several top professional dance partners in the national circuit. Competitively she holds 1st Place National Jitterbug Championship, US Open Swing Dance Championship, as well as International Lindy Hop Championship Titles & was recently inducted into Camp Hollywood’s Swing Dance Hall of Fame! Adrienne is dancing, tapping and singing her way into musicals & productions on stages and screens from coast to coast, having choreographed & performed regionally at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles and Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, she also toured professionally with Lindy Hop company, Hot Club Stomp, and The Atomic Cherry Bombs – Los Angeles’ all-female chorus girl troupe, and has been a featured dancer in film (The Thirteenth Floor) and television, as well as music video. You can also catch her teaching at You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Studio as well as performing around New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center’s ‘Midsummer Night Swing,’ B.B. Kings Blues Club, Swing 46 Supper Club, the Paramount’s Diamond Horseshoe, the Historic Battleship Intrepid at Pier 84, the Rainbow Room at the Top of Rockefeller Center, and on Governor’s Island at the semi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party! Be sure to keep an eye out for her local performances with The Rhythm Stompers, The Lindy Hop All Stars, The Canarsie Wobblers and her own creative joint project & fellow ‘Bathtub Ginnys’ – New York City’s premier Vintage Chorus Girl group focused on Prohibition Era Entertainment with a Musical Theater flair.

About Rafal

Rafal Pustelny is a vibrant young dancer and teacher who is passionate about all things dance! After relocating to NYC in 2010 from Poland with his family, Rafal became addicted to the authentic American Jazz dance forms Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa, and quickly established himself in NYC as a top social dancer. 5 years later, his wide knowledge and skill in various styles opened many opportunities to teach all over the states and work with several regional performance groups including ‘Roddy Caravella’s Canarsie Wobblers,’ as well as dancing with the ‘Amazebals,’ the ‘Big Apple Lindy Hoppers,’ the ‘Lindy Hop All-Stars,’ and the ‘Vanaver Caravan.’ Rafal can be found in NYC teaching at ‘You Should Be Dancing’ studios and performing in various locations in New York City.

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