Warren Adams is an award-winning Director, Choreographer and an Adjunct Professor at Princeton University and NYU in the Theatre Department. He choreographed the Broadway box office smash hit Motown: The Musical produced by Berry Gordy (Motown Founder), Doug Morris (CEO Sony Music) and Kevin McCollum (Broadway's Rent, Avenue Q and In The Heights).
Adams won the 2013 Fred Astaire Award for Best Choreographer on Broadway for Motown: The Musical. He recently Directed the Film Documentary Africa Straight Up.
Born and raised in South Africa, he won the Nelson Mandela/Sainsbury scholarship to study at the Rambert Ballet in London. He is a graduate of Brunel University in England and winner of the Rudolf Nureyev Award two years in a row.
Past highlights include choreographing the Pulitzer Prize winning Off-Broadway plays How I Learned to Drive and Ruined. The Opera Magdelena at the Teatre du Chatelet in Paris, Toy Story: The Musical for Disney, and Nora Ephron's last film Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep. Adams was also a part of the Disney Team that launched Hong Kong Disney in 2005. He was the Associate Choreographer for The Lion King and created The World Drummers show.
Other theatrical work has been presented at New York City Center, The Joyce, 2econd Stage, South Coast Rep, Teatro du Municipal Sao Paulo, Theatre for a New Audience, The Intiman, The Geffen, and several dance companies including the critically acclaimed The Audacious One for Phoenix Dance Theatre in England.