Andrea Beckham

Andrea Beckham is a choreographer, dancer, and educator. Her choreography has been presented since 1989 in Texas, New York, Utah, Arizona, Louisiana, California, the Arts on the Hill Festival in Wyoming, the Avignon-Off Festival in France, the Cyprus International Festival, Taiwan, Mexico, several small venues around Europe, including numerous Young! Tanzsommer tours in Austria 2004-2010, and her collaborations with Yacov Sharir in Holland, Portugal and China. With deep roots in Texas, Andrea maintained an ongoing relationship with the Sharir Dance Company (Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks) since 1983, first as a company dancer, and later as a guest artist and choreographer. She has also performed with Llory Wilson's Tallulah Dance Company in Seattle, New York, and Jacob's Pillow, Massachusetts, with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in New York, among many others, and has developed over 25 new works with her own pick-up company, Andrea Beckham Collaborative Dance. Andrea was an award winner with frequent partner and beloved friend Heywood "Woody" McGriff at the Suzanne Dellal Choreographic Competition in Tel Aviv, Israel. She performed and taught for Ballet Austin in international festivals in Limmasol and Nicosia, Cyprus 1996-97, and has choreographed and taught for American Ballet Theatre Austin Summer Intensives since 2001. Some favorite choreography experiences have been with artists in the theatre arena, including choreography for Spring Awakening at the ZACH Theatre in September 2011. Andrea is currently teaching in both the Theatre and Dance areas at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as running the Pilates-evolved Movement and Physical Conditioning Laboratory there, and recently received the Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

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