A’Drey Vinogradov, born and raised in Russia, started dancing at the age of 7, had been professionally trained in different styles of dance, from ballet to Russian folk to Jazz; but decided to concentrate his training on Contemporary & Hip-Hop styles. At the age of 18, A’Drey moved to Moscow and entered “TODES”, one of the most prestigious commercial dance companies in the country. Within the next 3 years A’Drey had been travelling and teaching workshops and working with dancers in Latvia, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Finland and all over Russia. In 2008 A’Drey came to New York City and studied at Broadway Dance Center. There, he was immediately recognized as a talented dancer and started working and assisting a few faculty choreographers. After his program was finished A’Drey decided to move to New York City permanently to follow his dream to becoming a professional choreographer and director.
Since then, A’Drey’s works had been featured in the biggest commercial dance showcases in New York City & Los Angeles, such as Choreographer’s Carnival Ball (LA & NYC), Club JETE (LA), Sybarite “Love is Love” Showcase (NYC) and Rhapsody James presents Sirens After Dark (NYC).
As a teacher, A’Drey has taught his classes and workshops at Millennium Dance Complex and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles; Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School and Capezio Peridance Studios in New York City, Gotta Dance Studios in Atlanta, GA; and many other studios across the US and Europe; he is also one of the faculty teachers for LÉON Dance Arts Contemporary Intensive (that takes place annually in New York City and Houston, TX) auditioning and training pre-professional level dancers from all over USA. Recently, A’Drey has worked with Celebrity Dance Convention as a guest artist, choreographing and co-directing a special video project for it’s Assistant Program.
In 2015, A’Drey had a chance to work with Florence + The Machine on 2 of their music videos “What Kind Of Man” under direction of Ryan Heffngton (Sia, FKA twigs, Years & Years) and “Delilah” choreographed by Holly Blakey (Florence + The Machine, Lianne La Havas). Later that year A’Drey’s work “Balance” had been chosen from over 200 submissions as one of the top 15 finalists for prestigious Capezio A.C.E. Awards (Award for Choreographic Excellence). Since November 2016, A’Drey has been working with DanceOn Network as a Visual Content Contributor, directing and choreographing video projects for different media platforms at artists’ or the Network’s requests. You can take a look at all of A’Drey’s visual works on his or DanceOn YouTube Channels (and other various media platforms).
A’Drey’s choreography style is a fusion of European Modern and American Contemporary Dance with Hip-Hop/Street-Jazz influences. It is always intricate, full of energy, emotionally charged, at times pedestrian and never forgettable. Stay on the look out because this young choreographer’s journey is only at it’s beginning.