A'Drey Vinogradov, born and raised in Russia, started dancing at the age of 7, and has been professionally trained in different styles of dance ranging from ballet to Russian folk to Jazz, is now concentrating his training on Contemporary & Hip-Hop styles.
At the age of 18, A’Drey moved to Moscow and entered “TODES”, the most famous dance company in the country. That same year, he made his first trip to the United States and discovered the New York dance community, improving his dance skills in Hip-Hop and Street Jazz. After returning to Russia, A’Drey moved to St. Petersburg where he started working with several dance companies and began teaching classes, workshops and doing shows all over the country. Within the next 3 years A’Drey was travelling and teaching workshops and working with dancers in Latvia, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Finland and also in the United States.
In 2008 A’Drey came to New York City and studied at Broadway Dance Center. There, he was immediately recognized as a talented dancer and started working and assisting such choreographers as Sheryl Murakami (Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Ke$ha), Jermaine Browne (Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Victoria Secret) and Derek Mitchell (Sylvia Tosun, So You Think you Can Dance Ukraine). After his program was finished A’Drey decided to move to New York City permanently to follow his dream to become a professional dancer/choreographer and make a name for himself in the American dance community.
After 3 years of complicated immigration procedures, A’Drey is permanently residing in New York City. His name and choreography started showing up on the horizon of the American dance scene. As a choreographer, A'Drey's works had been featured in the biggest commercial dance events in New York City, such as Choreographer’s Carnival Ball NYC, Sybarite "Love is Love" Showcase and Rhapsody James presents Sirens After Dark. As a dancer, A'Drey had a chance to perform as an opening act for Wycklef-Jean. As a teacher, A’Drey has taught his workshops at Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School in Manhattan and at “On The Edge” Performing Center in Long Island, NY; he is also one of the faculty teachers for "LÉON Dance Arts" Contemporary Intensive in NYC, auditioning and training young pre-professional level dancers from all over USA.
A'Drey's choreography and style is a fusion of European Modern Dance and American Contemporary & Hip-Hip influences. It is always intricate, full of energy, emotional and touching, but never forgettable. Stay on the look out because this young choreographer's journey is just beginning.
You can find A'Drey online at www.AdreyOnline.com.