Mrs. Andrea Yonusas
Andrea Jonusas, born in Barranquilla, Colombia, began her dance training under the direction of Elizabeth Nuevo and Lissette Salgado Lucas. In 2009, Andrea was honored to perform with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami in their full-length performance of Don Quixote. In 2009, Andrea also joined Josée Garant Dance Company, with whom she danced for three years.
Andrea has expanded her ballet, contemporary, and modern training by attending programs at American Dance Festival and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, both under merit scholarship. Andrea has also received awards and accolades for her choreographic works from leading ballet competitions such as Youth American Grand Prix and American Dance Competition.
Andrea has performed lead roles in The Nutcracker, such as Snow Queen pas de deux and Sugar Plum Fairy. In addition, she has performed classical works such as Napoli, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, and Paquita and Don Quixote variations. Her performance repertoire also includes modern and contemporary works by Robert Battle, Bill T Jones, Eduardo Vilaro, Kyle Abraham, Darshan Bhuller, and Margo Sappington.
Andrea graduated, earning her BFA from New World School of the Arts/ University of Florida. Her choreography "A-Z" was featured at their annual Rising Stars performance. She was also invited to choreograph for New World School of the Arts 2017 High School Spring concert.