Andrea Palesh is a Colorado native currently residing in the New York City/Tristate Area. After high school, she attended Colorado State University receiving a BA in dance and BS in fashion merchandising. While at CSU she had the pleasure of training with faculty members Chung-Fu Chang, Jane Slusarski-Harris, Melissa Corr, and Judy Bejarano. Additionally, she had the chance to work with such guest artists as Gabriel Masson, Kim Neal Nofsinger, and Hannah Kahn. College cultivated her artistic desire to choreograph - leading to numerous pieces selected for CSU department concerts, a commissioned piece for the Aspen Dance Connection in 2007, and the chance to present a piece at ACDFA.
Since moving to NYC in 2008, Andrea has danced in Eyes of a Blue Dog Dance Theater, performing at APAP, Dance Theater Workshop, and Jacob's Pillow ‘Inside Out’ Series; danced for entertainer Robert Taylor Jr. from Season 8 of SYTYCD?; was a featured dancer in the off-broadway show Chris March’s Butt-Cracker Suite: A Trailer Park Ballet; and toured extensively both internationally and domestically with Mystic India: The World Tour.
Most recently she was the choreographer for the production of Gunpowder presented at the 2018 FailSafe Festival, was the choreographer for the off-broadway comedy show Rebirth of Rabbits Foot, and was a company member in the Latin dance company Rumbamena for three years. Since 2014 she has been directing, choreographing, and performing for the off-broadway cabaret show Guilty Pleasures Cabaret - which she founded with her best friend. GPC performance credits include Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY Fashion Week, The Cutting Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Duplex, Resorts World, in addition to domestic and international touring engagements. When she’s not on stage you can find her working at the Television Bureau of Advertising, dancing with Ajna Dance Company, designing costumes, and consulting brands with their online marketing and social media presence.