For as long as she can remember, she’s spent large portions of her day in dance studios. She began dancing at the age of three, and it has been her passion ever since. She focused on ballet, and in high school joined the highly respected dance team, Emerald Belles, who were known throughout the state of Texas for their high kicks. Going off to college to study Anatomy and Physiology at Cal Poly to further her knowledge about the human body and health, Andrea missed her normally full dance schedule, which pushed her to continue her dance education at the university. College dance classes didn't have the same studio atmosphere, but they helped her to fill the void for a few years.
Once she graduated, Andrea moved to the East Bay to be an office manager at a small marketing company. To keep in shape she tried regularly hitting the gym, which became difficult for her; She missed being in that family-like studio atmosphere that made exercising the best part of the day, and the peace-of-mind that the dance classes would give her as a result of the concentration she needed to perform the moves. While working her full time job, her motivation to stay active outside of the long office hours was dwindling and this new lifestyle began taking a toll on her body and energy levels. A little less than a year later, she began to notice the growing interest in barre classes, and immediately began taking classes. It was comforting and exciting to be back in a studio atmosphere and she began to see results immediately! It had been years since she woke up energized everyday and her body was finally being re-sculpted into the dancers' look that she had lost. She couldn't get enough!
It became her dream to instruct and open her own studio so that she could watch her efforts greatly improve the lives of those around her. After about a year of training, planning, and learning the ins-and-outs of running a business, the studio is finally open as of December 1st, 2015, and she could not be more excited!
On top of 22 years of dance experience and a B.S. in Anatomy/ Physiology, she is also ACE certified as a group fitness instructor to provide you with the highest quality instruction so that your barre experience will be as positive as hers was.