Andrew Carroll holds a BFA in Dance, and an MA in Arts Administration. Mr. Carroll has an extensive background in the performing arts, which includes performing nationally and internationally for nine years as a soloist with the Pennsylvania Ballet Company in Philadelphia, and a principal with the Ohio Ballet prior to that.
Currently, Mr. Carroll is at USF as Associate Professor (2016) where he teaches all levels of ballet, history and partnering.
Over the years, he has been commissioned to produce several pieces including a pop culture dance video to illustrate necessary directives and procedures for new cleaning staffs in reference to high touch surfaces and proper protocol of cleaning illustrated through dance and music (now used nationally and internationally); a piece to be used for Nursing Homes and one for In Line Nursing initiatives; dance videos that illustrated the social issues of bullying; dating/domestic violence and one geared toward suicide awareness. His videos are used in countries all over the world and by prestigious organisations such as the World Health Organization.
Mr. Carroll’s research using dance as a communication tool to address medical and social issues and subsequent video work has been featured on the ABC, CBS, FOX and Bay News 9 television news networks.
In 2018 he was awarded a Stanley J. Wertheimer Fellowship to pursue a certification as a Dance for Parkinson’s teacher by the acclaimed Dance for PD program in New York. In 2019, he began an inaugural program in Tampa. He is also an author and an international speaker.
Andrew came to Trinidad in 2020 as a full-bright scholar and mounted a piece called Gatekeeper and will be premiered later in the year.