At Nashville Ballet since 2007
After apprenticing for two years, Andrea Vierra became a company member with Nashville Ballet in 2009. Before joining Nashville Ballet, she spent four years with Atlanta Ballet as a trainee then apprentice. Earlier training included the Conservatory Ballet at the Washington Academy of Performing Arts and the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education.
Originally from Connecticut, Andrea has traveled the country to dance when not performing with Nashville Ballet. She has worked with Texture Contemporary Ballet in Pittsburgh, Penn., the National Choreographer’s Initiative in Irvine, Calif., and the Northwest Dance Project in Portland, Ore. She has also worked with notable artists such as Lucas Crandall, Brian Enos, Gina Patterson, Dawn Scannell, Ethan Stiefel, Violette Verdy and Olivier Wevers.
At Nashville Ballet, Andrea has danced lead roles in Paul Vasterling’s Adjustable Wrench, Awaiting Redemption and Dew Drop in Nutcracker, Sarah Slipper’s Postcards from the Boys and James Canfield’s Jungle. She has also performed in Twyla Tharp’s The Storyteller, Thaddeus Davis’ Events Taken Slowly, Christopher Stuart’s Forever, You Said Forever and Vasterling’s Carmina Burana.
A developing choreographer, Andrea first started choreographing at summer intensives and for the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education. In 2009, she premiered her piece Twisted in Nashville Ballet’s Emergence Studio Series. She is also one of the founders of Works In Progress (W.I.P.), a choreographic project created by the dancers of Nashville Ballet.