Head of Dance
Andrea has a Masters’ degree in Dance Studies from Liverpool John Moores University, and extensive experience of teaching Dance in Further and Higher Education. Prior to full-time lecturing, she performed and taught freelance nationally and internationally with Gestures and Stark Dance Companies, working with choreographers such as David Massingham, Emlyn Claid and Earl Lloyd Hepburn. Andrea was an outreach dancer for Northern Ballet Theatre and Poetry in Motion and choreographed the opening ceremony for Manchester’s Olympic bid. Her television credits include both the BBC and Granada TV. Andrea believes that analysis and evaluation in Dance practice provides the depth of understanding that is vital to development as a dancer and for career longevity.