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Andy Blankenbuehler is the choreographer of Broadway's 2016 revival of Cats, and a four-time Tony nominee. In 2016, he received the Tony Award for Best Choreography for Hamilton, and in 2008, he received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lortel and Calloway Award for Best Choreography for his work in the Broadway hit In The Heights. His choreography has also been seen on Broadway in the musical 9 To 5 (Tony, Drama Desk, Ou...read more
Andy comes to Broadway Dance Center with hopes of inspiring his students to reach a new understanding and mastery of musicality and acting performance through their dancing. Though the class is a choreographic study of musical theatre styles through the years, Andy's class begins with a technique warm-up combining elements of classic jazz, ballet, pilates and yoga. Including common physical therapy techniques, the warm-up is especially ideal for dancers working through injuries while attempting to push their bodies and minds to top performance quality.
Through his unique choreographic style, Andy attempts to give his students an overview of the versatility and self-assurance necessary for a Broadway dancer to make it in the theatre scene today.