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ANDREA GUAJARDO (FOUNDER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

Andrea Guajardo was born and raised in South Texas where she began her training in ballet and folklorico at Dancentre of Edinburg. At 17 she moved to New York when she accepted a scholarship to study at The Ailey School, and in 2013 she graduated from The Ailey School and Fordham University with a BFA in dance. Upon graduating from Fordham in 2013, Andrea joined Momix under the direction of Moses Pendleton, where she toured and performed until 2017. Andrea has previously performed with Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater and is currently a teaching artist for Dance Theater of Harlem. In January of 2017, Andrea founded Ballet Nepantla and currently holds the roles of dancer and artistic director for the company.