As Executive Artistic Director and lead instructor, Andrea has begun her own LLC: Amalgam Arts & Wellness, whose focus is connecting the arts with health and wellness.
Currently, she is running the "Rhythm Nation" series, where dance genre's change monthly; and Reiki and Relaxation, where groups come together for more information and a group treatment of Reiki. She also teaches private and semi-private lessons in dance and theatrical acting, and all sessions are held at the Olmsted Community Center. For more information, feel free to Contact Andrea!
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is a non-profit company that reaches out to school students of all ages and integrates innovative arts programs that infuse the curriculum learned in school. Andrea is a Resident Teaching Artist, focusing on Musical Theater. As a Resident Teaching Artist, Andrea helps create new and innovative programming as well as going out into the community as a teaching artist. For more information or to set up a program for your school, visit www.arts-inspiredlearning.org.
Through Playhouse Square, Disney Musicals in Schools goes into elementary schools in Cleveland deprived of theater and musical theater programming, and assists them in making a sustainable theater program. Students from four carefully selected schools put on Disney shows for their community, then come together for a Student Share: a performance of each school's best number, and the coming together of each school to perform the Disney Musicals in Schools song, "Starts With a Dream." Andrea participates with Campus International School. For more information on Disney Musicals in Schools and/or Playhouse Square, visit www.playhousesquare.org.
For over 100 years, Karamu House has been a theater home to the Cleveland community with a variety of shows and classes in a multicultural environment.
Andrea currently teaches theater to children Kindergarten thru 4th grade and musical theater and dance to children 5th grade thru 12th grade. Visit www.karamuhouse.org for more information and class or performance schedule.
At Talespinner Children's Theatre, children of all ages and places are welcome to explore the magic of theater. Andrea is not only a member of the artistic company (performer, movement director), but she also teaches with the outreach program working with Luther Memorial Elementary School. Bringing to students the ways of Talespinner, we also help them with confidence, public speaking, and social/emotional skills.
For more information, visit www.talespinnerchildrenstheatre.org.
Andrea is very active in the Northeast Ohio theater community, and currently fills in as an independent teaching artist for Great Lakes Theatre, Cleveland Play House, DANCECleveland, Learning for Life Youth Programs, Shaker Theater Camp, Cleveland School of Arts, Beck Center of the Arts, Dancing Wheels, and Olmsted Performing Arts.
In order to be the best artist and instructor she can, she continues her education through dance lessons at the Movement Factor and with Dancing Wheels, The Movement Project, and and Yin Tang Dance; and with piano and vocal coaching with the talented Sharolyn Ferebee.
You may also find her in various places as a choreographer or stage manager.