Angela Andrew

Angela Andrew is a Lindy Hopper, dance artist and teacher born and raised in London’s East End, specialising in dance and arts from the Jazz era
An autodidact, she started her dance story with the first generation of hip-hop dancers. The combination of her musical background; classical music training, love for jazz and passion for dance made for a natural progression to search for the roots of present-day street-dance, the Lindy Hop.
Her dance training includes mentorship from Jazz Dance Masters: e.g. Chester Whitmore, Othella Dallas, Mabel Lee, Chazz Young, and especially Norma Miller and Frankie Manning, to whom she was teaching assistant for more than 10 years.
Angela has a background in youth and community work.  A veteran on the international Lindy Hop scene, she mentors to new teachers (especially those of African descent within the Lindy Hop scene) and is also. ‘Madrinha’ to Maputo Afro Swing Dance Company, Mozambique.   
As an artist, Angela recently showcased her new work ’Radical Integration’ at Chisenhale Dance Space.  A collaborative project about legacy and the transmission of dance with Othella Dallas (93-year-old former principal dancer of the Katherine Dunham Company). 
In May 2014 she performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York as part of the Frankie100 celebrations. During that time, she also fulfilled her role as 'Madrinha’ to Hodi Dance Company, on their dance exchange in Harlem and Brooklyn.
Check out Angela at her blog or on Instagram with the hashtag #OriginalHackneyHipster.