Hugo R. Adames

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Owner/General Manager

With an eye for new and innovative ideas, Hugo has helped mold The Talent Factory into the business it is today. He is the behind-the-scenes director running most of the day-to-day operations of the business as well as striking daly deals contributing to the continued success of the company. Hugo has a heart for entrepreneurship, opening his first business at 21 years old which he later sold to officially join forces with his wife Dana Adames at The Talent Factory. 
In 2014, Hugo led the opening of TF South and is currently working on their third location, right here in RI. In 2013, Hugo constructed a deal with the world's leader in dance costumes, Curtain Call™, to film the release of their 2014 costume line. TF students were not only featured in this film, but were also featured  over 10,000 catalogs shipped world wide. Hugo and Dana also served as advisory board members for Curtain Call™. In 2013 Hugo started TF’s retail division. By striking a deal with the leader in dancewear Capezio®, TF is now an authorized retailer of Capezio® dancewear. He has worked behind the scenes on numerous projects where he has helped launch brands, consult for other studio owners and produce numerous film projects. In 2016 he directed "Stand By Me” a story about friendships that go beyond words, performed by Tara Iacobucci and Andy Pellick. The film opened our 2017 Annual Production. 
Hugo is in it for the long haul and will continue to improve the business and make sure all our wonderful teachers have the tools they need to work with our amazing students. We are excited to see what Hugo has in store for the future of TF!


The Talent Factory Reviews

Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 


Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 


So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.