"The postmodern dance scene
has found a new home in
suburban Washington, DC."
-Dance Magazine, 2014
"ADI has become the region's
leading edge of edge."
-The Washington Post

Ballet ADIBallet ADI

Under the direction of former Washington Ballet and Suzanne Farrell Ballet dancer Runqiao Du, ADI’s resident dance company features classical and contemporary ballet works performed by professional dancers working in the Washington DC Metro area. Performances have featured new works choreographed by Du as well as excerpts from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Giselle and Le Corsaire.



June 13 – 14, 2014 at 8p

Ballet ADI

Carmina Burana

Ballet ADI Director, Runqiao Du, creates a new ballet set to sections of Carl Orff’s iconic masterpiece, Carmina Burana. Inspired by the majestic music, text, and context in which Orff composed the music, Du interprets the complex score and themes using neoclassical ballet language. Ballet ADI is the resident company of American Dance Institute under the Artistic Direction of Runqiao Du.
2014 / 2015
“Full of detail and surprises, her already sophisticated choreography evokes the impermanence of its title image in the floating relationships among five dancers. This woman should get more work.”
-The New York Times
November 21-22, 2014 at 8p

Ballet ADI
with Loni Landon

ADI's resident company "...is a small flexible entity that provides the Washington area with new works and exciting performances. Professional standards were set..."
-George Jackson, Dance View Times

ADI’s resident dance company returns with new works by Ballet ADI Artistic Director Runqiao Du and guest choreographer Loni Landon. Du, a former principal dancer with The Washington Ballet and The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, will create a new work for Ballet ADI’s dancers that will surely become another audience favorite. Landon, a Juilliard graduate and 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship recipient whose work has been called edgy, detailed, and sophisticated, will share the program with a new work that explores societal roles and the compromises we make in our lives and our relationships by wanting or having various identities. Photo credit: Christopher Duggan