Alumnus Andrew Jannetti received the Dani Nikas Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. He was recognized at BAX’s 25th anniversary celebration on April 9, an event in which over 300 students, artists, and families came together to support the nonprofit. Jannetti was one of three BAX faculty members to receive the award; it was presented by BAX alumni.
Jannetti is the School Breaks Arts Program Director at BAX, a position he has held for three years. In addition to coordinating programs in art and performance for young children during their time away from school, he teaches modern and jazz dance classes, aqua aerobic, stretch and tone, and Rhythmic Fitness, his own brand of cardio-conditioning.