B i o g r a p h y
Andrea Torres was raised in McAllen, Texas. With a Bachelor of Science degree in American Dance Pedagogy and Minor in Business Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma City University, she has choreographed and Performed on many stages in New York City including Radio City Music Hall, Highline Ballroom, Symphony Space, the Paul Taylor Studios, Actor’s Fund Arts Center, IZOD Center, Connelly Theater, and Kaye Playhouse to name a few.
Andrea's performances include tap dancing on The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Dancing in The Shine On Awards Show at Radio City Music Hall hosted by Meryl Streep, Good Day Austin on FOX, The A.C.E. Awards, PBS Documentary Special, and as a featured tap dancer for the Step Up 3D promotional music video.
Andrea has performed with Bessie Award Winner Michelle Dorrance in the debut of Dorrance Dance, on the shared evening with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards at Danspace project. in A Shared Evening works with the Co- creator and assistant producer of Imagine Tap, Aaron Tolson. Andrea was a proud member of Germaine Salsberg's Tap Dance Company Les Femmes Plus for four years. Andrea is/has been on faculty and staff for The Pulse on Tour, DansEncore International Dance Festival, Soul to Sole Tap Festival, The International Teachers of Dance Inc. Convention, Texas Association Teachers of Dancing, Dance Theatre USA, Peridance Capezio Center, and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Currently, Andrea is a company dancer in Tapestry Dance Company which is the only full time Professional Tap Dance company in North America. She choreographs for many studios nation wide and has produced award winning choreography and two National Title Winners.
Andrea is also the Artistic Director of ATDC. In New York City she created and produced the show “Outed” 2013 and Since then the company has been invited to many festivals including The COOLNY Festival, The Brooklyn Dance Festival, the Dumbo Dance Festival, and Dance to Breathe at the Austin Music Hall, & Paramount Theater. Currently the company is in production for a brand new show to premiere in Austin, Texas this season. Andrea is Sponsored and promoted by the RAW Artists Organization.