Born in the Philippines, Candice Adea graduated from Philippine High School for the Arts with a major in ballet in 2003 and received her bachelor’s degree in performing arts (majoring in dance) from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde in 2008. She joined Ballet Philippines in 2003 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2010.
Ms. Adea has won numerous awards, including first prize at the 7th Helsinki International Ballet Competition in the senior women’s division in 2012, the Maris Liepa Award for Outstanding Artistry and Lead Role in Russian Ballet Performance Award at the Boston International Ballet Competition in 2011, the bronze medal at the Seoul International Dance Competition in 2011 and the silver medal at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition senior women’s division.
She has performed the principal roles in many productions including Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Snow White and Diana and Acteon. Ms. Adea joined The Hong Kong Ballet as a soloist in 2012 and is joining BalletMet for the 2015/16 season.