Andrea Briody began her dance training in the Cecchetti method at the Carole Oliver School of Ballet before completing her formal training at the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. Her rst professional engagement was as a member of The Dancer’s Company followed by engagements with The Victorian State Opera and Opera Australia. She travelled to Europe and worked with London Ballet Theatre touring throughout Europe, America and Canada. Andrea then joined City Ballet of Trier in Germany followed by the State Theatre of Saarbrücken, Germany.
Upon returning to Australia she auditioned for Graeme Murphy and she joined Sydney Dance Company in 2000, performing in works by Graeme Murphy & Stephen Petronio and appearing in dance lms and works from Narelle Benjamin and other guest choreographers. During this time Andrea travelled extensively throughout the world performing in many international dance festivals.
In 2006 Andrea joined the State Theatre of Tyrol in Innsbruck, Austria under the direction of Birgit Scherzer. She returned to Australia in 2009 and began teaching at various dance schools including the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and major Sydney dance academies, as well as at NIDA, while completing her Bachelors Degree in Communications and obtaining a Diploma of Remedial Massage. She was a guest coach on the ABC’s production of Dance Academy between 2011-2013.
Andrea is a regular teacher for the Sydney Dance Company as well as their Open Classes and has also taught for Bangarra Dance Theatre and Michael Bourne’s Swan Lake. She has been invited to adjudicate dance competitions and awards in Australia and New Zealand including the Cechetti Medal Awards, Isobel Anderson Awards, RAD Bursary, PACANZ, The Justine Summers Award, The Betsy Sawers Memorial Award and Sydney Eisteddfod.