Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is an international artist, teacher and speaker. His work has spanned the music, dance, theatre, and visual arts worlds, exploring art as a vehicle for storytelling and community building. Described as “A masterly tapper” by the New York Times, Andrew has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. (along with Hines).
Andrew’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including a TED Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and residencies with Google/TiltBrush and TED. Andrew is recorded on the Grammy nominated recording Itsbynne Reel by Dave Eggar, the DVD Documentary and companion album Tuesdays at Mona’s by Mona’s Hot Four, and narrates the DanceTime Publications DVD, Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film. He is the topic of the documentary short film Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story, and writes a weekly blog entitled Andrew’s Notes. Whether through sound, movement, visual art, or the spoken and written word, Andrew uses the story of his journey to inspire others to explore the connection between what we think, how we express ourselves, and who we become.