Andrea has a total of 22 years of dance experience. She was born in Anaheim, California and called the west valley her new home when she was 10 years old. Growing up, Andrea danced competitively for local dance studios and was Vice President of National Honor Society for Dance Arts at her high school. Andrea choreographed numerous performances for her high school team and found her love for teaching. Andrea received her Associates in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Dance from Glendale Community College. She is currently working on receiving her bachelor’s degree in Education. Andrea has trained in many different dance forms including: jazz, ballet, tap, modern, musical theater, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical and pointe. Andrea currently judges auditions for numerous dance and pom teams throughout the valley and has been a guest choreographer for them. Andrea was apart of Wight Noise Professional Dance Company and has performed in shows with the company throughout the valley. On top of teaching at PDS, Andrea is the Community Engagement Assistant and DanceAZ teaching artist at Ballet Arizona!Andrea believes the art of dance enriches all the lives it reaches. She believes the classroom should be a safe space for students to grow and explore the arts. She wants her dancers to have exceptional dance training from well trained teachers. Andrea is excited to see her students achieve great things this year!