FPAC – Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory
  Andrea Trimmer

Andrea Trimmer is a professional tap dancer in the Cleveland area. Andrea has been tap dancing for over 25 years, and she works to further her knowledge by regularly attending festivals, intensives, master classes, and private instruction with tap masters, including Heather Cornell and Brenda Bufalino. Before moving to Cleveland, Andrea pursued her passion for tap dance as a member, choreographer, and rehearsal coordinator of the Detroit Tap Repertory. She has performed at The Detroit International Jazz Festival and at numerous tap festivals around the country. Andrea is Co-Founder/Director of The Midwest Open Rhythm Exchange, working to bring MORE tap to the Midwest. She has been teaching tap dance since leaving her Engineering job in 2013, and currently teaches at The Fairmount Center for the Arts. Andrea is particularly skilled at, and interested in, learning, preserving, and passing down historical tap dances such as The Shim Sham and The Eddie Brown Chorus. Additionally, Andrea's love of tap has strong ties to music and she defines herself as a percussion artist as well as a dancer. She was previously the tap dance percussion in the Ann Arbor folk rock band DSM, and she enjoys sitting in on local jam nights wherever and whenever she can.

Andrea lives with her husband, Scott, and their daughter, River. She also pursues her interest in informal STEM education and “making” as an employee of The Great Lakes Science Center.

Andrea strives to share her love for tap dancing via teaching, choreographing, producing, and by building a thriving tap community here in Cleveland.

Contact Andrea at: ​TrimmerDance@gmail.com​ or 734-925-6777.

Fredrick D. Moodie