Andrea Crans - Guest Instructor - NJADS
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Andrea Crans – Guest Instructor

Dance Instructor

Andrea found her love for dance at Caledonia Studio of Dance at the age of six and has extensive training in jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, acro, modern, and ballet. After graduating from CSOD Andrea ventured off to New York City and completed Broadway Dance Centers ISVP (International Student Visa Program) program. While in New York Andrea was lucky enough to study under well-known respected choreographers and participate in many performances around the city of New York.  

Andrea moved to Toronto in the fall of 2013 and completed her first year of The Conteur Academy, artistically directed by Eryn Waltman. In the fall of 2014 Andrea had the privilege of training with POV Dance Project, a contemporary dance company in Toronto under the artistic direction of Amy Wysocki and Kylie Thompson. Andrea’s stage credits include Toronto Dance Expo’s Choreographers Showcase, POV Dance Projects “Wireless Connection”, The Bazar, Fever After Dark, the Conteur Academy’s production of “FRAMES”, and The Student Showcase presented by Broadway Dance Center in New York City and various performances as a member of theARTillery, a Hamilton based hip hop dance crew directed by Miguel Ramirez and CJ Destacemento.

Andrea had the privilege of representing the city of Hamilton on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats cheer team from 2015-2017 and was lucky enough to perform for Shania Twain, One Republic, Alesia Cara, Dean Brody and Sonreal in the Grey Cup opening and half time shows. Andrea also represented Hamilton as a member of the steel city crew for the reigning champions Hamilton Honey Badgers in the Canadian elite basketball league.

Andrea has been teaching competitive dance for the last 10+ years and has various experience teaching in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Andrea has supported dancers to succeed in winning scholarships, overall awards and special awards at numerous competitions.

Andrea is a graduate from Mohawk College and holds a diploma from the Health, Wellness and Fitness program and the Educational Support program. Andrea continues her passion of working with children in her job as an Educational Assistant for the Grand Erie District School Board.