The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Cathleen Andrews.

Cathleen Andrews

Classical Ballet Instructor

Cathleen Andrews began her Royal Academy of Dance classical training in Saskatoon. She then moved to Vancouver, before relocating to London, England and Paris, France training in each place with classical and contemporary companies.Her most influential teachers include Sonja Barton and Norbert Vesak in Canada, Anna Northcote and Alice Elliot in England, Raymond Francetti, André Glegolski and Joelle Mazet in France. Summer schools with Vera Volkova and Asaf Messerer were huge booststo Cathleen’s training.

Cathleen dancedwith Arts Theatre Ballet,Ballet Classique de Paris, andThéâtre Chorégraphique de Rennes in repertoires such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Nutcrackeras well as many contemporary works. She has choreographed pieces for Alouette, ACM Ballet Theatre and European Youth Ballet.

For sixteen years, Cathleen directed her own dance centre in Paris where she trained youthto becomeprofessional dancers, teachers and choreographers. She holds the French Classical Dance Diplôme d’Etat and has guest taught regularly at the Seoul Arts High School in South Korea.