Andrew Robert Smith is originally from Ingleside, Texas and received his BA in Dance Performance from the University of Texas-Pan American. While at UTPA, he performed with the UTPA Blazers Dance Team, UTPA Dance Ensemble, and UTPA Ballet Folklorico, with whom he performed with at the National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Professionally, Andrew has traveled the world and performed as a dancer and aerialist with Cedar Point Amusement Park, Carnival Cruise Lines, RWS Entertainment Group, Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas, and Norwegian Creative Studios. Other credits include “Pepe” in West Side Story (AD Players at the George Theatre). In addition to dance, Andrew is a third generation comprehensive Pilates instructor.. Currently, Andrew is a second year graduate teaching assistant at Sam Houston State University where he is a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts in Dance.