Andrew Needhammer trained at the New York School of Ballet
before joining American Ballet Theatre II and touring the world. He joined the
National Ballet of Canada, performing works by Nureyev, Balanchine, and Ashton.
With Ballet Arizona, he performed roles in ballets by DeMille and Balanchine as
well as in the Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet. He is an Associate of the Royal
Academy of Dance and a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance.
He has been directing the ballet program at NAU's Community
Music and Dance Academy for four years. In two of the past four years,
Needhammer's students have been invited to participate in the Geneé International
Ballet Competition. In addition, his students participate annually in the Youth
America Grand Prix ballet competition.