ANDREA VIERRA 

Andrea is a Connecticut native. She trained at the Washington Academy of Performing Arts Conservatory High School and Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.  Following four years with Atlanta Ballet, she went on to dance with Nashville Ballet for six years.  During that time she performed many works by Salvatore Aiello, George Balanchine, John McFall, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Vasterling, among others. Some memorable pieces in which she was featured include Vasterling’s Macbeth, Dominic Walsh’s The Whistling, Sarah Slipper’s Post Cards from the Boys and James Canfield’s Jungle.

Over the years she has worked as a freelancer with NW Dance Project, National Choreographers Initiative, Texture Contemporary Ballet, as well as the Houston Grand Opera in their productions of Aida and Carmen.  During her travels she has been fortunate enough to work with such notable artists as Azure Barton, Alejandro Cerrudo, Lucas Crandall, Brian Enos, and Olivier Wevers.

An emerging choreographer, she cofounded the choreography project Works In Progress, or W.I.P., in 2007.  Her work has been performed in TCB’s W.I.P. and Nashville Ballet’s EMERGENCE.  In 2014, she was awarded the Tennessee Arts Commission's Individual Artist Fellowship in Choreography.

Andrea is now in her second season with New Dialect.

 

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