Andrea started taking dance as a young child in North Carolina at Dancer’s Attic. She also
student taught throughout middle and high school. Andrea was a Miss Henderson Pageant Dancer for three years. While in college, Andrea wanted to expand her dance career and started taking dance, being involved in pageants, and teaching at other studios including Louisburg School of Dance, Angie’s Dance Academy and Dance Dynamics. Not only did she want to learn different styles of dance, she also turned her focus on learning the best ways teach dance from other instructors. In 2007, Andrea moved to Kansas City and began teaching at United Dance and taught there for 21 years until the studio closed in June of 2018.
Andrea also taught at other studios and facilities in Kansas City, including Heart of America Dance Studio, Layton’s Dance Academy, and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City. Andrea graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Administration Degree in Business and Finance. She is employed at Century Link and has worked in telecommunications for 24 years.
Andrea’s focus of dance as a child was ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and gymnastics. This changed after high school and her focus turned to lyrical, musical theatre, tap, and her favorite which is clogging. Her competition clogging teams have won many awards over the years at numerous regional competitions.
Not only was Andrea passionate about dance but she was also very interested in physical fitness and pageants. She obtained her NDEITA Group Exercise Fitness Certification in 1995 and her Kids Yoga Instructor Certification in 2011. Andrea has taught various fitness classes and developed a dance fitness program, called Dance Conditioning. This class was part of the curriculum at United Dance.