ADRIEN PICAUT (Chaumontel, France) started dancing at Takadanser dance school in Lamorlaye and went on to train at the Institut de Formation Professionnelle de Rick Odums (IFPRO) in Paris. He is a two-time gold medal winner of the French Federation of Dance and has attended summer intensives at New York City Ballet and Jacob's Pillow Dance. Mr. Picaut trained at The Ailey School as a scholarship students and performed in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during Ailey’s 2016 New York City Center season. He also danced with ZEST Collective. Mr. Picaut has worked with choreographers including Matthew Rushing, Kyle Abraham, Emily Molnar, Clifton Brown, and Matjash Mrozewski. This is his first season with Ailey II.