Adriana Received one of the inaugural LinkUP Residency awards in 2002/03. She is a dance artist and educator who holds a MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University, a BFA in Performance from Emerson College in Boston, and a k-12 certificate in dance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has worked as a Teaching Artist with Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Striding Lion Performance Group, Chicago Dance Institute, and the Old Town School of Folk Music, professor at Columbia College and Ohio University, and guest artist at numerous universities, dance companies, and high schools. Adriana is an instructor for the annual summer intensive, the Now and Next Dance Mentoring Project and teaches master classes and workshops nationally as a member of Like You Mean It, an improvisation trio focusing on group composition in performance. Adriana is currently the upper school dance teacher at The Latin School of Chicago.