About Adji

San Francisco, California

Collaborators: Youba Cissokho, Kora player; Babatunji Johnson; Stefanie Tsabar

Adji Cissoko (CBA ’22) was born and grew up in Munich, Germany where she trained at the Ballet Academy Munich and graduated with a diploma in dance. Cissoko attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in New York City on full scholarship, before joining the National Ballet of Canada in 2010. In 2012, she was awarded the Patron Award of Merit by the Patrons’ Council Committee of The National Ballet of Canada. Cissoko joined LINES Ballet in 2014. Cissoko has taught around the world as part of the company’s outreach program. In 2020, she became certified in health/life coaching as well as in ABT’s National Training Curriculum, and in 2021, Cissoko created a piece on BalletX called AZIZ.

Gallery

Adji Cissoko is in a dance pose with her feet and arms angled diagonally. One arm is above her head. She is wearing a sheer, white gown. She is in front of a gray backdrop.

Karolina Kuras

Adji Cissoko is in a dance pose, somewhat of a squat. She has long, dark red hair that is flipping up above her head. She is wearing a colorful two-piece outfit.

Karolina Kuras

Adji Cissoko is in a pose, cupping the sides of her face. She has dark curly hair with bangs that's styled short. She is wearing a black tank top. The photo has dark colors and is in black and white.

RJ Muna

Adji Cissoko is in a dance pose with her feet and arms angled diagonally. One arm is above her head. She is wearing a sheer, white gown. She is in front of a gray backdrop.
Adji Cissoko is in a dance pose, somewhat of a squat. She has long, dark red hair that is flipping up above her head. She is wearing a colorful two-piece outfit.
Adji Cissoko is in a pose, cupping the sides of her face. She has dark curly hair with bangs that's styled short. She is wearing a black tank top. The photo has dark colors and is in black and white.