Although Andrew started tap dancing at the age of 10 (after a brief and unremarkable foray into ballet at age 6), he first found Lindyhop in 1996 and was hooked.
Andrew has been teaching, performing, and competing in Lindyhop and other Swing Era dances in the U.S. and Europe for more than 18 years. Although not the main focus of his dance, he has won or placed 1st thru 5th at competitions including ALHC, NADC, ULHS, Lonestar, and
many regional competitions with his partner Evin Galang.
Andrew is most inspired by participating in and sharing his love of the social and improvisational aspects of the dance. During his years of teaching, he has honed his ability to break down difficult concepts for students, and helps them use connection and momentum as a basis for building a shared dance greater than the sum of its parts. His relaxed, humorous teaching style has helped put students at ease across the U.S. and Europe. He is known for his dynamic musicality and momentum based creativity, and Lindyhop, as well as other dances (currently Salsa, Tango, and Tap) continue to feed his imagination.
His alter ego is a mild mannered freelance audio engineer, sometime photographer, and all around deliverer of mostly bad puns.
Thanks to Stefan Deuber for the use of the photos on this site. You can find more of his work here