“If all the world’s a stage, I want better lighting”
Andrew Gryniewicz first stepped on the stage at the ripe age of 6 years old. His first role was Leader of the Lollipop Guild in The Wizard of Oz at a small community theatre in Waterford, WI and since that time, he was hooked.
Growing up in Burlington, WI, a small town of 10,000, theater opportunities were scarce, but Andrew never let that stop him. He did as much theater as he could, even if that meant performing self-written plays in his basement with his two younger siblings.
Over his theatre career, Andrew has performed in over 40 productions, starting with middle school plays in his church's basement and leading up to such regional credits as Beauty and the Beast and Spamalot at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH. His passion for performance started at a young age and has permeated his life in every way.
In 2012, a few years after moving to Seattle, WA with his family, Andrew was given the opportunity to assist the choreographer on a new musical called Hot Mess at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE and he discovered a joyous new side to theater that he had never thought to explore: choreography. As a choreographer, his work has shifted between large stage productions, independent projects, and youth productions at such schools as Pinecrest Elementary School (Miami, FL) and Big Star Studios (Snoqualmie, WA). Andrew has also had the opportunity to work on such shows as Catch Me If You Can, Children of Eden, and most recently The Pirates of Penzance (University of Miami). As a choreographer and now teacher, Andrew has had the opportunity to work with students ages 3 to 22 and he looks forward to sharing his love of the stage with many more students and professionals in the coming years.
Andrew is incredibly excited to announce that he will be joining the Utah Ballroom Dance Company for their touring show entitled Shall We Dance? 2019 at the end of the calendar year! For details on this exciting, community-driven show, including information on how you can get involved, please visit www.shallwedance.com