Adrienne Hurd is a native New Yorker. She studied at the Joffrey Ballet School, the School of American Ballet and The Ailey School on fellowship. She danced with Neubert Ballet, Ailey II, and The Jamison Project. She was Ms. Jamison's assistant for the early works. Adrienne has worked with Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Michael Peters, Paula Abdul, Twyla Tharp, Garth Fagan, Donald McKayle, Graciela Daniele, Jeff Calhoun, Hans von Manon, Vince Patterson, Earl Mosley, and Dance Brazil. She has appeared in numerous Broadway shows and commercials. Adrienne and her husband Lutin Tanner are choreographers for The Middle Collegiate Arts Ministry. She has taught at the University of Minnesota, St. Petersburg Dance festival, Dance New Amsterdam, and The Ailey School.