Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is an international performer, choreographer, educator and speaker. He has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, founded and directed the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. (along with Hines), exploring tap dance as a vehicle of storytelling and community building.
Andrew has been faculty at both Broadway Dance Center (NYC) and Steps on Broadway (NYC), adjunct lecturer at Queens College and Montclair State University, and designed and launched the tap dance program at the McBurney YMCA (NYC). Andrew has toured internationally as an educator teaching workshops in Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Stockholm, Costa Rica, Lebanon, and throughout the United States at local dance schools, festivals, conventions, and even a TED Conference!
Andrew’s teaching method has been particularly influenced by his mentors Henry LeTang, Jimmy Slyde, Savion Glover, Ted Levy, Gregory Hines, and his study of the work of Steve Condos. Other influences have come from time spent with Harold Cromer, Dr. Bunny Briggs, Dr. James “Buster” Brown, LeRoy Myers, Ernest “Brownie” Brown, Henry “Phace” Roberts, Mable Lee, Tina Pratt, and Dianne Walker.