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Amber Adams ’11

  • Amber Adams ’11
    Amber Adams ’11

Graduation Year

2011

Major at MMC

Dance

Spotlight Story

2016 was quite a year for Amber Adams ’11, who produced a full-length ballet titled Carolina and a feature film called Finding Home in honor of National Adoption Day. She was also the production manager for NBC’s television special A Roundabout Road to Broadway.

Adams said, “Some little girls played with Barbies. I was making dance and films since I can remember. When I was a child, dance and film were playtime for me and they have always been a part of my life.”

She polished her creative skills while studying dance at Marymount Manhattan College, an experience she recalls as nurturing and warm. In particular, she remembers Professor Pat Catterson saying, “Amber, if no dance company wants you or you’re not interested in dancing with a company, then make your own.” And that’s exactly what she did, founding the Cape Fear Dance Theatre in 2013.

Adams is also writing a children’s book about ballet and ran her first marathon in spring 2016.

This spotlight originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of MMC Magazine.