Music Theatre Faculty Markus

Music Theatre Faculty Markus

Andrea Markus

Dancer

Email: akm240@nyu.edu

 

Andrea Markus was born in Jamaica, West Indies. She received her masters degree in Dance and Dance Education from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Ms. Markus is currently a teacher of African-based modern dance in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. In addition, she is the principal dancer and co-director of Magbana Drum & Dance NYC, a West African-based performance group of percussionists and dancers. Ms. Markus has performed with the Alpha Omega 1-7 Theatrical Dance Company, based in New York City, performing dance works by George Faison, Eleo Pomare, Marshall Romaine, Andy Torres, Leni Wylliams, Gary DeLoatch, and others. She has also traveled to Guinea, West Africa to study dance and drumming with the masters of the national companies Les Ballets Africains and Ballet Djoliba. Ms. Markus has taught West African dance to students in grades K-12 as a master teacher for CREATE! Arts in Education Program, Young Audiences of New York, and for the outreach program of Magbana Drum & Dance NYC.Professor Markus received her B.A. from Ithaca College and her M.A. from New York University.