Andrea Saucedo (André Saucedo) is a dancer, an artistic director, choreographer, and a mother. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance in 2015. André traveled throughout the United States with the university and participated in the American Dance College Association’s dance festival. She started studying ballet at age 3 and throughout her journey has expanded herself to different areas of dance, including improv, contemporary, jazz, salsa, hip-hop and more.
In 2014, André began her training as a teaching assistant at age 11. At age 15, she got her first teaching gig. That was when she began her teaching journey in dance by teaching contemporary, ballet and yoga classes. In 2012, she joined the Project in Motion dance company in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as an apprentice, company member and aerial dance teacher. She traveled to Indianapolis, Albuquerque and El Paso to perform a number of pieces with the company. In 2017, André got her yoga certification with 200 hours of practice — complementing her dance training with yoga. In 2013, she began the development of a project that became reality in January 2019 — her own dance company named “Kúos.” The purpose of “Kúos” is to show the world the art of contemporary and modern dance, and to expand and explore the essence of dance while making an impact on the community. André was also part of the Valleto contemporary dance company ensemble and participated in two virtual dance intensives with the company.
André accomplished her Master’s Degree of Education (M. Ed.) in Special Education from UTEP.
Today, André’s dance training and teaching continues through directing her company “Kúos,” she will be part of the Dance Department, as a faculty member at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and she is part of El Paso Community College (EPCC) “Project Higher” Program, where she works with students with disabilities at college level, also she is teaching classical ballet contemporary dance, choreography, and yoga at the Ballet Dance Company of the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ).