André is a Bay Area-based performing artist, working as an improv dancer, choreographer, fitness trainer, dance educator and drummer. His dance style is a unique blend of hip hop, modern, contemporary, and afro-centric movement techniques. He has danced and played drums since the age of 3, teaching himself moves from the likes of Michael Jackson, Usher and N’sync. André began formally training in ballet, modern and jazz dance at Oakland School for the Arts.
Upon graduating in 2007 he moved to New York City to study dance and psychology at the New School University: Eugene Lang College. André graduated with a B.A. in 2011, beginning his professional career as a performer in shows including, ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Dapline’ and ‘Fuerza Bruta: Wayra.’ While performing, he taught youth and adults hip hop dance, creative movement and personal fitness. He now has over a decade of experience teaching youth ages 4 to 18.
André’s dance career has inspired him to pursue a professional path of dynamic, holistic training that utilizes various movement practices to rehabilitate, stretch, strengthen and free the body. He continues to perform and teach dance, fitness, TRX and other methods of personal and group training to all ages around the Bay Area.