English National Ballet’s Precious Adams named BBC 100 Women 2019!

Precious Adams. Photo by Pickled Thoughts for The Wonderful World of Dance

BBC 100 Women is an annual list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world.

This year’s list was revealed and includes a big variety in names, from climate change activist Greta Thunberg, to trans woman Nisha Ayub who was put into a male prison aged 21. Many women on the list are driving change on behalf of women everywhere.

Precious Adams is a Michigan-born ballet dancer, who trained at prestigious schools, including Academy of Russian Classical Ballet Michigan, National Ballet School of Canada, Academy Princess Grace Monte Carlo and Bolshoi Ballet Academy. She has joined English National Ballet in 2014 and in 2017 was promoted to First Artist.

In January 2018 Precious Adams was a finalist of the Emerging Dancer Competition.

Precious takes pride of place on the annual list for her contribution to diversity in dance and her decision to no longer perform wearing pink tights, instead wearing brown tights to match her skin tone, which has started a wider conversation on the topic!

This year 100 Women is asking: what would the future look like if it were driven by women? They give us their vision of what life could look like in 2030.

We were lucky to speak to Precious for our latest edition!

Feature photo of Precious Adams by Dean Barucija, Pickled Thoughts Photography.