Abby Jayne DeAngelo
Owner & Artistic Director
Abby Jayne DeAngelo formed and trained in the art of ballet from the renowned Marcia Dale Weary of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in her hometown of Carlisle, PA. She desires to replicate her foundation of ballet technique to the next generation of dancers. As a teacher, she shares her passion for finding beauty in life to guide the joy of ballet training in the studio and developing strength and skills by breaking down the mechanics of the human body as demonstrated in the movements of ballet.
Founding Adage Ballet Academy in Seattle, WA in March 2021, her copious teaching experience also includes: teaching Levels 1-7 at CPYB and demonstrating for CPYB’s Teacher’s Workshop (2005-2015), private coaching since 2018, leading virtual classes with Ballet Together (2020), and guest teaching at Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh (2020).
Abby Jayne moved from Carlisle in 2016 when she joined Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) as a Professional Division Student (2016-2018), and she was promoted to Apprentice and Corps de Ballet member in 2019. Her favorite roles with PNB include Marzipan and Columbine in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Step Sister in Kent Stowell’s Cinderella, Eva Stone's F O I L and the Pas de Deux in Margarita Armas’ Kawsay. Premiering her original choreography in 2015 for CPYB’s First Steps Program and in 2020 for PNB’s virtual Next Step as well as being the guest artist for Lafayette Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker in 2020 as the Sugar Plum Fairy are some of Abby Jayne’s career highlights as a professional ballerina and aspiring choreographer. On the stage and in the studio, Abby Jayne consistently shares her personal mission of balanced, joy-filled ballet technique and training.