Fern studied from early childhood to become a dance teacher and to develop interest in the arts with children. She has studied with many of the dance worlds famous artists and is certified to teach by Dance Masters of America. She has taught in Spain, and owned dance studios in her native California before relocating to Nevada. Fern and her husband, Ray Criddle, opened a studio in Las Vegas in 1974, which has become the largest school of the arts in the state. She has taught at national and regional conventions and seminars. As a dancer and singer, Fern toured with her own single act in the West as well as in Asia, Pacific Islands, and Alaska.
Fern Adair is biographed in Distinguished Women in Southern Nevada, and was the recipient of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Achievement in the Arts Award, recipient of Clark County Commissioners Proclamation of Appreciation, and in 1996, Fern Adair Day was proclaimed by the City of Las Vegas. Dance Educators of America honored Fern with a lifetime membership.
Each student should vigorously strive to reach his or her own ultimate summit of progress, expression and expertise. It is toward those ideals that the faculty and staff of the Fern Adair Conservatory of the Arts are committed and dedicated. Our highly professional faculty is yet another reason for the Conservatory being the largest school of its kind in Nevada.