Meet The Staff of DANCE4LIFE
CHAUNTEE D. ANDREWS
Chauntee has been a fixture in the dance community for more than 25 years. She has taught for numerous studios and institutes in the genres of ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, acrobatics, lyrical and modern. Her choreographic talent has lent her the opportunity to work with many playwrights, like the off broadway adaptation of, For Colored Girls. Vocalist, from solo artist to group artist like Az Yet. These gentlemen were part of the soundtrack for the movie Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy. She has worked for a host of dance companies, both locally and abroad. Her work has been seen in many forms, ranging from dance recitals to full theatre concert dance.
Chauntee has an eye for the dancers’ body and the artistic shapes that it can take on. This talent has afforded her the favorable chance to assist photographers in posing dancers for various photo shoots. Her work has been used for web designs and layouts, posters, fliers, front cover to program booklets and personal photo packages for students and their families. She has worked along side costume book photographers, as well as recognized international dance photographers.
Chauntee’s ability to fuse concert dance with the competition realm has garnished her students with a remarkable amount of accolades. They have walked away from competitions with top honors repeatedly, and she has been the recipient of many choreography awards.
During her training years, she was educated at The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts, which is home to world renown dance company PHILADANCO, under the direction of Joan M. Brown. The High School for Creative and Performing Arts,CAPA, and the University of the Arts. Chauntee reigned as Hal Jackson’s Miss Talented Teen Pennsylvania. She was crowned both on a regional and national level. In addition, she was voted Miss Congeniality by her peers. Chauntee’s performance career ranged from being a showgirl with the circus to concert performances in London. With only three awards given internationally, in 2007, Chauntee was honored with the coveted CARMEN DE LAVALLADE ARTISTIC FELLOWSHIP AWARD presented during the International Stage Concert as part of the New York Dance Festival.
Chauntee D. Andrews
internationally, in 2007, Chauntee was honored with the coveted CARMEN DE LAVALLADE ARTISTIC FELLOWSHIP AWARD presented during the International Stage Concert as part of the New York Dance Festival.
Today she is proud to be the executive/artistic director of DANCE4LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute, DANCE4LIFE The Experience, DANCE4LIFE The Vision and The Delaware Contemporary Dance Theatre. As Chauntee continues in this field, she looks forward to furthering her life’s work of touching, impacting and guiding her students in self worth and discipline through the multifaceted world of dance.