Founder and Director of Elements Fitness and Dance, Andrea Fornarolais a Magma Cum Laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance. Andrea has worked as a professional performing artist, teaching artist, and fitness expert across the East Coast. As a performer she has worked in the genres of concert dance, theatre, music theatre, and film. She has performed works staged by The Jose Limon Company, Doug Varone and Dancers and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. She has been featured in Regional and Off Broadway productions, TV and Film. Recently she can be seen on camera in the TV series Damages, Rescue Me and Nurse Jackie. Her choreography has been featured in many Off Broadway productions, The Steps on Broadway Performance Series, and at the Playhouse on the Green. Her work has been featured in interactive online marketing campaigns published by Main Street Direct. She is proud member of the Actors Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
As a professional teaching artist, Andrea has taught master classes at The State University of New York at Buffalo, The SUNY College at Brockport, and Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. She has also instructed and coached students across the Tri State Area in all idioms of Dance and Music Theatre. Many of her students have gone on to study at American Ballet Theatre, Central Penn. Youth Ballet, The Rock School, Marry Mount Manhattan College, NYU, and University of the Arts.
Most exciting has been her work as a fitness professional, she has worked and developed programs for many upscale fitness facilities that service the elite and famous in Manhattan. She developed and instructed a series of group fitness classes for The Greenwich Club Residencies, a chic and upscale condo residence in lower Manhattan. As a senior instructor at Physique 57, Andrea has taught sold out classes to Manhattan celebrities such as Christy Turlington, Parker Posey, Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kelly Ripa. She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching by high profile clients including editors of Vogue and Shape Magazine. In addition, Andrea is also a certified Zumba instructor and is AFAA certified. She is continually invited to bring her enthusiasm and expertise to fitness studios and private clients in New York and the surrounding areas.