Andrew Nemr

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Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew Nemr is an international artist, teacher and speaker. His work has spanned the music, dance, theatre, and visual arts worlds, exploring art as a vehicle for storytelling and community building.

Described as “A masterly tapper” by the New York Times, Andrew has played with Grammy Award winning musicians across multiple genres, founded and directed the tap dance company Cats Paying Dues, and co-founded the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc. (along with his mentor Gregory Hines).

Andrew’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including a TED Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and commissions from Google and Deutsche Grammophon. Andrew is recorded on the Grammy nominated recording Itsbynne Reel by Dave Eggar, the DVD Documentary and companion album Tuesdays at Mona’s by Mona’s Hot Four, and narrates the DanceTime Publications DVD, Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film. He is the topic of the documentary short film Identity: The Andrew Nemr Story, and hosts the weekly podcast, Talking Notes.

All of Andrew’s projects can be found at