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.