I come from a family of artists and was a professional ballet dancer for many years, so I get it. I understand the importance of treating our bodies and our minds as instruments.
– Adrienne Smith, LAc, NY
Adrienne attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City and received her Masters of Science in Classical Acupuncture.
In addition to founding and running Acupuncture Arts, located in the heart of NYC’s Union Square, acupuncturist Adrienne Smith lectures on the theories of Chinese medicine and the benefits of acupuncture for those living with cancer and their family members at Gilda’s Club on Houston Street in Manhattan, Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. Adrienne has also worked as an acupuncturist at St. Johns hospital in the Bronx with patients suffering from the disease of addiction and mental illness, as well as working at Housing Works in NYC helping those living with HIV. She is currently assisting her professors in several of the classical Chinese medicine classes at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and continues her studies in classical Chinese medicine with Jeffery Yuen.
Before beginning her Masters degree at Pacific College, Adrienne was certified in Pilates through the Physical Mind Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In Los Angeles, she worked for Mari Winsor at Winsor Fitness for seven years. After leaving Los Angeles Adrienne founded and was co-owner of the Pilates and Gyrotonic studio Simpatico in Monticeito, California. She was certified in Shiatsu by John Hickey LAc, as well as advanced levels in Thai Yoga Therapy by Saul David Raye, at The White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California. In recent years Adrienne has taught a core technique class for the Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University and is a guest teacher for The East Village Dance Project.
Adrienne began her professional life as a ballet dancer in New York City, her native home. She performed with the Connecticut Ballet Theatre with Brett Raphael and the New Jersey ballet with Paul Sutherland. She worked with several other regional companies on the east coast and was fortunate to work with choreographers such as Charles Anderson, Karole Armitage, Patrick Corbin, Milton Myers and Ann Reinking.