Andrew Mondello is ‘Bay’sically a native to the Bay, having been here since he was 12. However he was born and raised in Chicago – so you will often see him donning one of his many Chicago hats. He graduated from UC Irvine in 2015 with a BA in Drama and an emphasis in musical theatre. Since then he has had the great pleasure of making his living as an artist here in the Bay Area performing, directing and teaching amongst; CenterRep, 42nd Street Moon, BACT, PCRT, Town Hall Theatre, Broadway By the Bay, and Pleasanton Youth Theatre Company. He started teaching youth theatre in 2012 in his hometown of Pleasanton – where he has spent the last decade teaching and cultivating new programming all with the goal of creating a space students feel safe to learn and grow. So, it goes without saying he is just over the moon to be here with you at the Ballet School – a program brimming with positivity and kindness at every turn, where he can continue to teach piano, voice, and acting in a space crafted to make students feel safe and welcome.