Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is an internationally known performer, choreographer, educator and speaker. Andrew has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, founded the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., along with Hines, and is the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Tap Dance Society.
“A masterly tapper” (New York Times), Nemr’s work has been recognized with a TED Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Dance Initiative and the CUNY Dance Initiative, a FloBert Award for Tap Dance Excellence, and residencies with Quarterly Arts Soiree at Webster Hall, BRICLab, More Art’s Engaging Artists program, Surel’s Place, and TED Conferences. Nemr is recorded on the Grammy nominated recording Itsbynne Reel by Dave Eggar, the Holler Jake EP The Waiting, Keith Loving and the Family’s Family Portrait, and the DVD Documentary and companion album Tuesdays at Mona’s by Mona’s Hot Four. He helped research and narrates the DanceTime Publications DVD, Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film.
Nemr comes with over 30 years of performance experience, 20 years of teaching experience, and mentorship by Henry LeTang, Jimmy Slyde, Mable Lee, Tina Pratt, Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown, and LeRoy Myers among others. Tap Dance Freedom coaching and courses combines Nemr’s experience with his unique teaching style to encourage, support, and inspire tap dance artists on their journey.