Adam Chiocca and his wife, Maimuna, have two teenage sons. Adam grew up in Plymouth, Mass. and then later on, in Bedford, Mass. and graduated from Bedford High School.
He then went to Penn State, and earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts. At Penn State, Adam sang/performed with the Penn State Glee Club, under the direction of one of the greats, Mr. Bruce Trinkley. He also enjoyed singing with music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha, and Essence of Joy, the premiere/elite Gospel choir of Penn State, under the direction of the incomparable Dr. Tony Leach.
After singing, dancing, and acting, at Penn State, Adam went to New York City to follow his dreams of being an actor/singer/dancer. He enjoyed the Big Apple for five years, before he and his wife had their first son and moved back to Massachusetts.
Adam is an ESL Teacher, and has been teaching in the ESL classroom for 17 years. He has his middle school and high school professional teaching license in ESL (ELL), and in English, and completed two master’s degrees: an M.A.T. (in English, Secondary, with top honors), and an M.Ed. (in Learning & Instruction, Focus: ESL), both from Northeastern University, in Boston, Mass.
Adam enjoys the role of being a father, and loved coaching his boys’ teams, in basketball, baseball, soccer and football. He is now on a great mission to build 14 dance studios in 14 major American cities, in order to provide low-cost/affordable dance programs, and dance team experiences for young people of color, and underprivileged youth. You can learn more about his mission-driven company and their projects in his second book, 50 Days to a Better Investment. Adam’s books are available for purchase at his website: chioccanetwork.com.