Andrew "Turtle" Turteltaub - Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Andrew started his performing career at the early age of 17. He began dancing for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as a “Kid of the Kingdom” as well as a dancer in Beauty and the Beast. He then continued on to perform for Royal Caribbean, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in both NYC and Branson, Missouri, as well as numerous industrials, television commercials, movies and episodes of SNL. Andrew was also an original member of Mia Michael’s dance company R.A.W.(Reality At Work), and not long after that, he began performing for A Few Good Men Dancin. More of Andrew’s professional credits include: the national tour of FAME the Musical, the off–Broadway company of FAME on 42nd Street, A Chorus Line at the Lenape PAC, a featured role in Radio City’s workshop of Carnivale, and an original company member of the American premiere of WE WILL ROCK YOU in Las Vegas. Andrew’s most recent professional endeavor was playing the role of “Chistery” in the critically acclaimed musical, Wicked.
Some Choreography credits include, FAME the Musical at Capitol Playhouse, Commercial’s for the Japanese Chocolate Company GLICO, TROJAN brand company, & TENA products. As well as a Bud Light Super Bowl commercial. Workshop of “Caty Bridgewater” a new musical, music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin. Break Out In Song “Anything Goes” Starring Katie Thompson NYC & CT. Fame the Musical in Macua China. Associate Directing & Choreography for Hairspray, Smokey Joe’s Café, A Chorus Line, Dance Break, Sweet Charity workshop NYC , Carnivale workshop Radio City Music Hall, Orpheus NYC Opera. Even before his professional career as a dancer began, Andrew had already made great strides as a dance educator and choreographer.
From age 15, teaching class and creating choreography at his home studio, Horizons in Dance was a natural progression in Andrew’s dance life. Andrew is on faculty at Steps on Broadway in NYC. His award winning and nationally recognized choreography can be seen showcased throughout the country as well as in Canada at many local dance studios, dance companies and college dance teams. Andrew has a lot to offer in his class besides his dance education and knowledge. He strides to inspire, educate, create unique movement, and make the experience of his class positive and uplifting. Being born and raised in NY has given Andrew a dynamic and eclectic eye for dance. His style of choreography represents openness for constant growth and self-discovery.