Andrea Markus was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She received her MA in Dance Education from NYU Steinhardt. She also studied dance at Ballet School New York, Ithaca College, Dance New Amsterdam, and The Limon Institute. Andrea has traveled to Guinea, West Africa, to study dance and drumming with members of the national companies Les Ballets Africains de Guinea and Ballet Djoliba. She has performed with the Alpha Omega 1-7 Theatrical Dance Company, performing dance works by George Faison, Eleo Pomare, and more. Andrea has also danced and co-directed Magbana Drum & Dance NYC, a West African-based performance group of percussionists and dancers. She has taught dance to students in grades pre-K-12 as a teaching artist for Ballet Hispanico, ArtsConnection, Dancewave, and Alvin Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs. She is currently a faculty member of NYU's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Marymount Manhattan's Department of Dance, and the Junior Division at the Ailey School.