Andrea Pelaez

choreographer and movement director

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Andrea was born in Bogota, Colombira. She is an award-winning performer, choreographer and movement director. Andrea has worked in the performing arts industry nationally and internationally for 18 years. She is passionate about joining different art disciplines such as dance, acting, film, music, design, audiovisudal and total art to find new forms. In 2004 she won a Colombian National Grant to study choreography for 3 years. In 2008 whilst working with the British Council and Kneehigh Theatre Company, Andrea was invited by Emma Rice (the current artistic director at the Globe Theatre) and Mike Shepherd (founder of Kneehigh) to come to the UK for an artistic residency. Andrea found London an ideal city to express and tell stories because of the diversity of culture and art. Based in East London for the past seven years and currently residing in Bogota since the beginning of 2018 she is the first Latin American performer and choreographer having work experience with companies as "Akram Khan Dance Company, and the film choreographer Francesca Jayes ("Artificial Intelligence", "Sweeney Todd", "Muppets Most Wanted").

 

Her credits as a performer include:

"Muppets Most Wanted" (Disney Film 2014)

"Avengers Age of Ultron" (Marvel Film 2015)

 

Her credis as a movement director and choreographer include:

Dance Video with Idartes and Alcaldia of Bogota for the "Dance Festival in the City" promtional video in 2018

For the RSC "Day of the Living" in 2018

For Lee Evans in "Barking in Essex" Wyndhams Theatre in the west end, 2013.

For Colin Salmon for the US TV Series "Single Ladies" with Queen Latifah, VH1, 2012.

For the Colombian Ministry of Culture as a jury member for the Naitonal Dance Prize, 2014.

 

Awards as Co-artistic director of Salida Productions:

UNESCO High Achievement Award for Romeo and Juliet with Astillero Tango Orchestra.

Creative Entrepreneur Award from the City of London and GSMD

Awarded Stage One Bursary for New Producers

Arts Council Funding for Romeo and Juliet

Andrea Pelaez biography