Adina Harper
harperam@wfu.edu
(336) 758-4108
Adina Harper
Part-Time Instructor, Dance

Adina Harper began her American Style Ballroom and Latin training in 1997 with Fred Astaire Dance Studio while obtaining her AAS.  She then broadened into international Style Ballroom and Latin dancing in 2000 when she began training at Biltmore Dancesport Center.  During her training she performed in shows and competed throughout the region often placing 1st or in the top 3.  In 2004 she took on a Professional title and began instructing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio.  Within this time she competed professionally and with her students, performed in shows, and choreographed routines.  She has competed in national and regional competitions in Chicago, IL; Reston, VA; Nashville, TN; Greenville, SC; Orlando, FL; and throughout North Carolina ending in an array of medals most being 1st and 2nd placements.  In 2011 she started her own private studio teaching in both American and International styles of dance.

At the beginning of 2012, she began instructing the Social Dance program at Wake Forest University.  During the past 3 years and currently she has continued to intensify her training by seeking out some of the top Coaches in the nation such as:
Ms. Shirley Ballas – known as guest Coach on Dancing With the Stars and U.S. Open Champion, 7 time U.S. International Latin Champion;
Ms. Chantal LeClerc – 2 time Canadian International Standard and Latin Champion;
Ms. Valentina Kostenko – 2008 World and US National Professional Smooth Champion;
Sami & Karita Yli-Piipari – World Championships Finalists, 15 time Finnish Champions, Adjudicators, Chairmen & Coaches; and
Dimitrijus Sazinas – Current Top 10 Finalist in International Standard in the Nation.

Courses Taught:
Social Dance: Women (DCE 124 A C)
Social Dance: Men (DCE 124 B D)