Andrew Pearson is a choreographer and movement artist based in Los Angeles. He has been hailed as “one of LA’s finest dance artists” by the LA Dance Chronicle and Cultural Weekly writes he is “known as a provocative choreographer and imaginative presenter.” Andrew has created work for film, stage, and nontraditional spaces and his original choreography has toured the country as well as internationally. He has been awarded choreographic residencies through Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, CHAMPS Charter School, Pennington Dance Group, and UCLA’s World Arts and Culture through the Dance Resource Center. He was a performer and choreographer with LA Contemporary Dance Company from 2011 - 2017, at which point he began a solo practice to further develop his own choreographic voice. As a solo artist, Andrew’s work has been presented by SafeHouse Arts San Francisco, The Bootleg Theater, Highways Performance Space, Northern Kentucky University, The Center on Halsted in Chicago, Coachella Valley Repertory Theater, and the Gdansk Dance Festival in Poland. Through his solo practice, Andrew developed Bodies in Play – an approach to dance and movement inspired by the body, for all it can do and represent. Bodies in Play is a platform for creation and study through body-driven performance and education, for artists with a sense of humor and art lovers with a playful intellect. The Goal: To make serious art, without taking it all so seriously. Andrew shares this practice through performance, choreography, and teaching. He is currently on faculty at Stella Adler’s Art of Acting Studio and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy as well as a Program Coordinator for the LEAP Program through Saint Mary's College of California.