Andrew Prashad

Andrew is teaching Intermediate Tap and Advanced Tap at OSSDF 2020.

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Andrew is teaching Intermediate Tap and Advanced Tap at OSSDF 2020. Andrew is a solidly trained and versatile dancer as well as a musician, singer and actor. He is one of the leading Tap dance artists in Canada, teaching and choreographing around the world. He is an award winning actor, composer and writer, having recently had his self-produced short film officially selected in 12 festivals around the world and winning 4 awards including BEST SHORT FILM. He was a featured singer and dancer on the 20th Anniversary World Tour of RIVERDANCE, originated a role in Mira Nair’s MONSOON WEDDING musical at Berkeley Rep Theatre, played Cogsworth in Young People’s Theatre’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Billy in ONCE at Theatre St John’s in Newfoundland, Boutons in Neptune Theatre’s CINDERELLA where he won a MERRITT AWARD for OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, and originated the role of Jonas in JUKEBOX HERO at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. He’s currently at the Shaw Festival doing HOLIDAY INN. His One- Person show ONE STEP AT A TIME is critically acclaimed and has been presented by schools and theatres, raising $7500 for SickKids Hospital and ErinOak Kids, and will be in 2019/20. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Toronto at Mississauga with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Performance as well as French Literature.
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