Adar Wellington was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey where she studied jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and modern for 18 years. She continued to study at Rutgers University with a major in Dance, and she was a member of their nationally ranked dance team. Adar was captain of the NBA’s Brooklyn NETS Dancers from 2005 through 2008. Her additional performance credits include touring with Rihanna and Ashanti and dancing with recording artists such as Kanye West, Pitbull, Diddy, Ciara, Fergie, Elton John, Ricky Martin, Akon, and Panic at the Disco among others.
Adar is currently the Coach and Choreographer of the Brooklyn NETS Dancers, the professional dance team that performs at every Brooklyn NETS Basketball home game in diverse styles including hip hop, jazz, musical theater, Latin, and swing. The Brooklyn NETS Dancers also serve as ambassadors of the NBA throughout the world, with recent performances in Russia, Spain, England, China, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines, and Mexico.
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- Performing on Ashanti’s tour and BET Awards in 2004, Rihanna’s tour in Japan in 2005, "MTV Video Music Awards" with Panic at the Disco, "Fashion Rocks" in 2006 with Fergie and Elton John, "Hip Hop Honors 2006-07" with LL Cool J, T.I., Lil Jon, and Ciara, Summer Jam with Diddy and Eve’s tour in 2008. Captain/Choreographer of the NBA's NETS Dancers from 2005-2008. Played lead "Brick House" in Jerry Mitchell's Peepshow in Las Vegas in 2009. Performed on Nuclear Cowboyz Tour in 2010, and danced with recording artists Ricky Martin, Kanye West, Pitbull and Akon in 2011.
- Palmers Skin Therapy Oil, Palms Casino Las Vegas, T-Mobile, Shoe Carnival, Lucille Roberts, and VH1 Divas Live.
- Jet Magazine's "Beauty of the Week,” American Apparel, Pelle Pelle, Lucille Roberts, New York Sports Club, and Capezio Dancewear.
FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO"
A dancer who is serious about his/her craft.
FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM
The new Snake Spine Dance Sneaker.
BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS
All styles of dance work hand in hand. I encourage dancers to study a variety of styles even if it's out of their comfort zone. The best dancers are those who are versatile.
UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW
As a NETS Dancer I was a part of the Dunkin Divas, an all-girl trampoline dunk team that has performed all over the world. My favorite two dunks to perform were the Two Ball C-Jump and the Under the Leg Slam.