Instructor

Andrea Pell is a native of New York and received her ballet training under Thalia Mara, and at American Ballet Theatre School in New York City. She danced professionally with Berlin Ballet in Germany where she worked with major dancers and choreographers including Rudolph Nureyev, Eva Evdokimova, Hans van Manen, Moses Pendelton, Valery Panov, John Neumeier, and Roland Petit. After fifteen years with Berlin Ballet she studied movement notation at London’s Benesh Institute of Choreology and was awarded title of ‘F.I.Chor.’ upon completion of the intensive one-year course.

In 1990 Atlanta Ballet’s Artistic Director of thirty-two years, Mr. Robert Barnett, invited Andrea to oversee Atlanta School of Ballet, and Atlanta Ballet II. She was Artistic Director of both until 1998. In 1999 Andrea was Ballet-Mistress of Singapore Dance Theatre. She worked alongside international choreographers including Stanton Welch and Jean-Paul Comelin, and assisted Janeck Schergen in restaging works by Choo San Goh. She coached medal winners of the 1999 Japan Ballet Competition, toured Australia with SDT, and was guest-teacher with The Australian Ballet and National Ballet of China.

Upon returning to the United States, Andrea joined the Dance Department of South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Later, in Atlanta, Georgia, she was Ballet-Mistress and Trainee-Program Director at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre for five years.

In June, 2015 Andrea realized her dream to move Vermont and has made her home in Quechee.