18 Years of Professional Dance Experience
Andrea Basile began training under the direction of Karen Alwin and Lynn Cox at the age of five in Albuquerque, NM. She continued her training at the San Francisco Ballet School before starting her 18 year professional career in the Bay Area. Through many years of experience as a dancer, she has become passionate about building a solid foundation of support and informative guidance for the next generation of dancers.
Ms. Basile has performed with numerous dance companies, including The San Francisco Ballet, ODC Dance, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Kate Weare Company, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, Smuin Ballet, The Lawrence Pech Dance Company, and The Foundry. Ms. Basile’s performance highlights include classical and contemporary works; Allegro Brilliante (Balanchine), Glass Pieces (Robbins), La Bayadere (Petipa), Etudes (Lander),Othello (Lar Lubovitch), Swan Lake (Tomasson), the premier of Mark Morris’Sandpaper Ballet, The People of The Forest Project (Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet), Drop Down (The Kate Weare Company), It’s Not a Cry (Amy Seiwert’s Imagery), and more. Founder and Artistic Director of LINES Contemporary Ballet, Alonzo King, choreographed Pas for Ms. Basile and Homer Avila which premiered with Axis Dance Company, toured across the United States, and was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine.
In 2015 she moved back to New Mexico, and became a co-owner of Magnify Dance Center. Soon after Ms. Basile became the Artistic Director of Magnify Dance Ensemble, a pre- professional dance company.
Ms. Basile’s teaching career spans 23 years. She teaches ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary ballet, improvisation, Technique Integration, Pointe Safe, and Five Point Fit. Ms. Basile has been an instructor at many dance schools, including Alwin’s School of the Dance, LINES Ballet School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Cincinnati Ballet Academy, Marin Ballet, Marin Dance Theater, the ODC School, and now Magnify Dance Center. She has taught for professional companies such as: ODC Dance, Smuin Ballet, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, and Robert Moses’ KIN. Ms. Basile served as a choreographer’s assistant to Marc Brew, a leading choreographer from the UK, and Ballet Mistress for AXIS Dance Company. During her time in San Francisco, Ms. Basile worked under the mentorship of two top dance photographers and began to photograph for different dance companies and performers. She then became the photographer for the San Francisco Ballet for three years before returning back to full time dancing.
In 2016 she founded The Five Point Dancer Method and has continued to build upon this program to encourage dancers to focus more on their mental and physical health. Ms. Basile has furthered her education by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer and believes that dancers are athletes as well as artists, which has become a major part of the creation of the Five Point Dancer Method. This multifaceted program works with students to create a more mindful and well rounded dancer through workshops, online resources, and services offered by highly certified health professionals. She brings all of this knowledge and experience together to share her passion for dance with others and to continue to help each dancer she works with reach their maximum potential.
In August of 2022, Ms. Basile accepted the position of School Director at Boulder Ballet and she is thrilled to bring The Five Point Dancer Method to Boulder Ballet School.
Ms. Basile has choreographed solos for numerous dance competitions, including YAGP, ADC/IBC, and the Cecchetti International Ballet Competition. Her choreography has also been featured in many showcases and summer intensives of pre-professional ballet schools. Over several years she had the opportunity to choreograph at Marin Dance Theatre, where she created several new works per year on their top pre-professional students. Andrea also choreographed new works for Magnify Dance Ensemble while she served as Artistic Director.
FIVE POINT DANCE
As her love for dancing grew, so did her love for photographing it. After a few years of experimenting and working with several mentors in San Francisco, CA, she found herself contracted to photograph for the San Francisco Ballet. She was incredibly thankful to have had that opportunity and learned so much from watching and capturing such beauty close up. She created a darkroom in her house and became fully invested in the art. After many years of photographing dancers, dance companies, and theater productions, she took a hiatus to finish her dance career and now relates her eye for photography to how she teaches her students in their technique classes.