Assistant Director, Andrea Fanikos
A Massachusetts native, Andrea began her dance career at the Dance Studio of Wakefield, where she trained formally in a variety of styles of dance and competed in numerous regional and national dance competitions, winning multiple titles and awards. In 2010, Andrea took her dance education to the classroom and received her Dance Adjudicators Certification from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston’s Dance Education Training Course. Immediately following, she toured across the country with Excel in Motion dance convention as an Elite Dancer assisting So You Think You Can Dance headliners such as : tWitch, Allison Holker, Alex Wong, Lauren Froderman, and Kent Boyd. Andrea continued her dance career at Boston University. While there, she was member of BU’s Division 1 Varsity Dance Team. During her four-year tenure, the team won two NDA National Championship titles for D1 Hip-Hop and Team Dance. Andrea ended her career at Boston University in 2016 with a bachelor of science in public relations and minor in business administration.
Andrea has yet to stop dancing—and she doesn’t plan on it. She now shares her love and passion for the art by teaching and working with both competitive and recreational dancers at La Pierre Dance Studio in Reading, MA, as well as coaching the Bentley University Dance Team. During the fall of 2017, she also co-directed Melrose Youth Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Her recent performances include: Wayfair commercials, Boston Community Dance Project Internalize, Liberty Hotel's Illuminate Gala, and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival with Urbanity Dance Company. Andrea loves sharing her passion for the art of dance and is excited to join the DanceWorks Boston family and continue to improve upon its success within the Boston dance community!