ANDREA GISE is originally from Baltimore where she attended Carver Center for Arts & Technology. She holds a BFA in Dance/Choreography from Marymount Manhattan College, where she studied composition under Pat Catterson. She has spent the last decade creating work in NYC and has recently relocated to the west coast to pursue her MFA at California Institute of the Arts, studying Dance and Integrated Media.
Her choreography has been most visible through agise & dancers, a modern dance & collaborative arts company that Gise founded in 2006. Her work has been seen at venues such as Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Merce Cunningham Studios, The Tibet House Museum, and through presenters such as The American Dance Guild, NEWSTEPS Choreographers' Series, and Solar1. Her most recent dance film premiered at STREB's Motion in Media Film Festival and is scheduled to screen January 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.