Andrew has been invited to speak at numerous events to speak about his journey as a tap dancer. Most notable are Andrew’s appearances at the TED conferences (TED Global, TED Active, TEDxSetonHall, TEDxPuraVida). However, Andrew has also spoken about the nature of oral tradition, of love, and the experience of being an entrepreneur in the arts. Those who have hosted Andrew as a speaker include The Center for Faith and Work, Northwood University, Apologetics Café, and Graffiti Church.
Whether as a pure soloist, with one of his friends, or members of Cats Paying Dues, Andrew is happy to add his unique energy to any program. Andrew performed in numerous benefits and festivals including Hurricane Sandy Benefit (Dixon Place) and A Great Night in Harlem (benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America, Apollo Theatre) among others. Additionally, Andrew has also been a featured guest with other established projects like Max ZT’s House of Waters or Dave Eggar’s Brooklyn-Manila Project, and enjoys the such a collaborative process.
Andrew’s workshops have been praised internationally for his unique ability to translate the abstract art of tap dance into more human (even humorous) terms. Andrew’s classes include a combination of tap dance specific technique, understanding of the creative process, and body mechanics as they apply to tap dance. Andrew also addresses the differences and similarities found between tap dance and other forms of movement (ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz, lindy hop, hip-hop) as relevant to his students.