B I O G R A P H Y

Andre Tyson is a native of Greenville, North Carolina, began his training at the School of the Garden State Ballet and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Joan Weill Center for Dance. He is a former Principal Dancer and Company Teacher with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company and is also a Certified Pilates Instructor. He has created works for a broad range of companies from Ailey II, to the Milwaukee Ballet. Additionally, Mr. Tyson has taught at renowned dance festivals in Asia and Europe, served as an assistant to Talley Beatty and has received numerous choreographic grants and academic awards. Throughout his career he has studied and worked with a stellar list of distinguished master teachers, choreographers, directors and performing artists in concert dance, commercial theater, film, television and video. After ten years as an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, Mr. Tyson assumed the  position as Assistant Dean and was a Senior Faculty / Contemporary Instructor at California Institute of the Arts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance. Mr. Tyson was the Howard Gilman Fellow 2012/14 at Jacksonville University. Tyson has recently obtain his Melt METHOD Certification. In 2018 Tyson created three new works. The first on Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Intensive he premiered Anex La Nuit when we saw Acquiescene of Raum on Mango Drive in Bridge Lase London, ChoreoGlyphs, on Milwaukee Ballet Summer Intensive students and at DanceCanvas in Atlanta he created Ndanda.