Buffalo, New York

Dance Training

Neglia Conservatory of Ballet
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre
ABT Studio Company

Year Joined


Previous Company

The Washington Ballet - 2016-2023

Favorite Roles

I can’t pick just one favorite role; there have been too many amazing rehearsal experiences, performing experiences, etc. to have one singular role that stands out. But here are some of my favorites!
Odette/Odile in Julie Kent and Victor Barbee’s staging of Swan Lake
Lilac Fairy in Julie Kent and Victor Barbee’s staging of Sleeping Beauty
Sugar Plum Fairy, Dewdrop in Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker
Silas Farley’s Dowland Dances
Jessica Lang’s Reverence
“I Can Dream, Can’t I” solo in Paul Taylor’s Company B

Favorite Ballet

Any ballet that tells a story or can be interpreted with some sort of concept or storyline throughout.  I love interacting with others onstage, exploring different facets of a character, and playing a part in the larger narrative of a ballet.

A Defining Moment

A defining moment in my career so far was having the chance to perform Odette/Odile.  We were in the early stages of rehearsing Swan Lake when the pandemic shut everything down.  Actually getting to premiere it almost two years later post-pandemic was amazing.  I did my first entrance in Act II, came offstage and started crying.  It was so wonderful and such a relief to actually be there in that moment, performing that part.


Adelaide Clauss joins Houston Ballet as a Demi Soloist from The Washington Ballet. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Clauss began ballet training with The Neglia Conservatory of Ballet, continuing onto The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Clauss’ repertoire includes Julie Kent and Victor Barbee’s The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Swan Lake. Pointe Magazine named Clauss one of their “2019 Stars of the Corps” and was included in Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch for 2023.


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