Andrey aka “A’Drey” Vinogradov, born and raised in Russia, started dancing at the age of 7 in the dance company for kids and teens called “Inspiration”. He was professionally trained in every style of dance, from ballet and Russian folk dance to Jazz and Hip-Hop and travelled all over Russia and the rest of Europe to perform. At the age of 15, A’Drey became choreographer’s assistant in the company and started his first experience as a choreographer and dance instructor.
At the age of 18, A’Drey moved to Moscow and entered “TODES”, the most famous dance company in the country. The same year he made his first trip to the United States and discovered New York dance community, improving his dance skills in Hip-Hop and Street-Jazz. After returning to Russia, A’Drey moved to St. Petersburg where he started working with several managers and began teaching classes, workshops and doing shows all over the country. Within the next 3 years A’Drey was travelling and teaching his classes in Latvia, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Finland and also in the United States.
In 2006 A’Drey launched his YouTube Channel (currently has over 8,500 subscribers and over 4,450,000 total video upload views) - that helped A’Drey to build a strong student base all over Europe and in the US. His combos to Lady Gaga “Poker Face” (623,850 views), Britney Spears “Circus” (314,794 views) and Craig David “Insomnia” (345,082 views) became viewers’ favorites.
In 2008 A’Drey came to New York City to take a study course at Broadway Dance Center. There, he was immediately recognized as a talented dancer and started working and assisting such choreographers as Sheryl Murakami (Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Ke$ha), Jemaine Browne (Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Victoria Secret) and Derek Mitchell (Sylvia Tosun, "So You Think you Can Dance Ukraine"). After his education was finished A’Drey decided to move to New York City to follow his dream to become a professional dancer/choreographer and make his name being recognized in the American dance community. For the last 2 years, A’Drey’s choreography has been featured in the biggest dance industry events of NYC such as Choreographer’s Carnival NYC and Rhapsody James presents Sirens After Dark.
Last year A’Drey was invited to choreograph for “So You Think You Can Dance Poland” and also to teach workshops at “Danceville” (dance summer camp in Europe) along with such dance industry “beasts” as Brian Green, Les Twins, Yeya, and Ejoe Wilson. For upcoming projects A’Drey is working and helping to develop such artists as Tony Haris and Yoodee Frances (NY), both of whom are preparing promo tours and Ja’Niah (CA), whose music is featured on iTunes. He is one of the back-up dancers for NYC based artist BEX (Choreographer: Derek Mitchell), with whom he recently performed as an opening act for Wyclef Jean.