The Richmond Academy of Dance - Celebrating 31 Years of Excellence

A headshot of Cathleen Andrews.

Cathleen Andrews

Cathleen Andrews began her ballet training (RAD) in Saskatoon, then Vancouver, and went on to London, England and finally Paris, France dancing with classical and contemporary companies and continuing to train.

Most influential teachers: 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 boosts.

Cathleen danced with Arts Theatre Ballet, Ballet Classique de Paris, and lastly Théâtre Chorégraphique de Rennes in repertoire such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Nutcracker as well as many contemporary works. She has choreographed pieces for Alouette, ACM Ballet Theatre and European Youth Ballet.

For the last sixteen years, Cathleen has directed her own dance centre in Paris; training young people to be professional 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.