Adam Young

Tokyo Journal


Adam is a 35 year-old male ballet dancer with Cystic Fibrosis who received a double lung transplant from UCLA on May 31, 2013 after waiting on the transplant list for two years and being on oxygen (24/7) for seven years. Due to his body’s new physical challenges, Adam’s recovery from transplant has been a long and difficult one.

Adam has danced, taught, and choreographed both in the U.S. and internationally (including France and Australia) and plans to return to the stage within the year. He is currently working on a show about his life which will be premiering in the summer of 2016. Adam is also a recovering addict and thanks to an awesome life saving 12-step program continues to live a clean lifestyle today.

Check out ABC’s news story about Adam’s upcoming performance opportunity!

Adam enjoys sharing his story with others and welcomes more opportunities to reach out to those in the community that could perhaps find some inspiration from his tales of trials, triumphs and adversity.

If you are interested in having Adam speak and/or teach/choreograph at your event, you can find his contact information here.

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Click on the link below to watch the video recording of Adam’s “Dancing On Air” speech for TEDx Riverside at the Riverside Fox Theater on October 16, 2014!