Andrea Yorita is from Irvine, California, where she received her classical ballet training at Academy of Dance under the direction of Merle Sepel and Rebecca Tsivkin.
She graduated in 2012 with a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of California, Irvine as a Gillespie Scholar where she studied under Jodie Gates, Molly Lynch, Diane Diefenderfer, Tong Wang, Michel Gervais, Loretta Livingston and Donald McKayle. Originally trained under the R.A.D. syllabus, Andrea has completed all Vocational R.A.D. exams with Distinction as well as received the Solo Seal Award. In 2008 Andrea competed as a finalist in the Genée International Ballet Competition in Toronto, Canada.
She has attended summer intensives at the American Ballet Theatre (Orange County and New York), Mignon Furman’s American Academy of Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She has participated in Molly Lynch’s National Choreographers Initiative, the Traverse City Dance Project, and assisted Jodie Gates in setting Rochambeau on Ballet West II. Andrea joined BalletX in 2013.