Andrea Vinson, loving known to her students as ‘Mama Andrea,’ has been in the dance profession for over 25 years. She has performed for numerous venues, which include theater, television and film. Her present endeavors consist of being the associate artistic director of Najwa Dance Corps, teaching artist with the Joffrey’s Middle School Dance Club, Lead Artist with AfterSchoolMatters, and master teacher with Chicago Public School’s All City Dance Ensemble. Her teaching credits take in colleges, elementary and high school, park districts, arts organizations, dance studios, professional dance companies, and theatrical productions. She is a dance artist whose greatest joy is working with young people. Her fundamental belief is that the arts endow its participants to understand life in a broader spectrum. One of her professional highlights was participating with CAPE in a three year project in which students were tracked on the influence of arts integrated lessons. One of her latest credits include teaching for the Ailey Camp Chicago 2010 & 2011.
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