Rhode Island Dance
Who's Who
Posted 2 September, 2007
Nathan Andary
Director, Choreographer, Teacher & Adjudicator
Andary Dance
Modern, Ballet, Lyric, Hip Hop

Nathan Andary, Artistic Director of Andary Dance received his BFA in Dance from Ohio University in 1999 and the Merit Award for Choreography from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in 2005.

Born in Kentucky, he began dancing in 1990 with the Ashland Ballet Company, and went on to dance for the Salt Creek Ballet Company in Chicago, The Fusionworks Dance Company of Rhode Island (2000-2003), KITSUNEButoh and the world renowned Salt Imbaguines / Kan Katsura before founding his own company, Andary Dance, "...a new and refreshing force in Rhode Island's contemporary dance scene..." (Rhode Island College).

His performance credits include works by Katsura Kan, David Parsons, David Dorfman, Gladys Bailin (Alwin Nikolais), Michelle Geller (Merce Cunningham), Deb Meunier, Laura Bennett, and Ellen Godena.

Additionally, his teachings and choreographic works have taken him through Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, New York, Illinios, and Massachusetts. Nathan's choreography has been produced by NG Systems (Massachussets), Berwyck Research Institute (Boston), AS220 (Providence), Groundwerx Dance Company (Providence), Fusionworks Dance Company (Lincoln), Island Moving Company (Newport), the Ashland Ballet Company (Kentucky), and Ohio State University.

The Providence Journal called one of his dances, "...surreal, yet subtly silly".

Nathan uses life experiences and the cerebral voyage through the art of communication as a breeding ground for choreography and theater.

He has performed and choreographed for charitable concerts raising awareness and monies for the Diabetes Foundation and the American Heart Association. He has taught dance for Elaine Colaneri at Center of the Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

In 2001, he created Andary Dance dedicated to the creative and innovative advancement of post modern dance and the arts. In 2004 the company completed a highly successful series of performances in Chicago and has performed throughout New England. In 2006 and 2007, the company performed in New York City, Kentucky and Massachusetts in addition to a season in Rhode Island.

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Andary Dance


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 41224, Providence, RI 02940
Phone: 401.743.9172
Email: nathanandary@hotmail.com