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.
“A masterly tapper” (New York Times), Nemr’s work has been recognized with a TED Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a FloBert Award for Tap Dance Excellence, and residencies with BRICLab, More Arts, and Surel’s Place. Nemr 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. Through music, video, or the stage, Nemr uses the story of his journey and the craft of tap dance to inspire others towards deeper knowledge and celebration of life.