Andrew J. Nemr, Cats Paying Dues/CPD PLUS

Mentored by Gregory Hines, Andrew is considered one of the most hardworking and diverse tap dance artists today. Artistic director of Cats Paying Dues/CPD PLUS and co-founder of the Tap Legacy™ Foundation, Inc., Andrew has garnered a reputation for impeccable musicianship and sensitivity, and respect for the craft that he loves. In recognition Andrew is the recipient of a 2012 TED Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Dance Initiative Grant, and is the Artist in Residence of the Quarterly Arts Soiree at Webster Hall. Collectively, Andrew’s choreography and solo work has been described as “a welcome return to the elegance of simplicity and the tap dancer as maker of aural magic” ( and “deeply touching” (Daily Gazette).
An internationally recognized performer and educator Andrew has performed alongside the likes of Nat Adderley, Jr., Harry Connick Jr., the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, and the legendary Les Paul. He has taught and performed in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh, Berlin and across the United States. Nemr appears 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 as narrator of DanceTime Publications’ first tap dance DVD, Tap Dance History: From Vaudeville to Film. Andrew has been blessed to receive the guidance of Dr. Bunny Briggs, Dr. Jimmy Slyde, Dr. James “Buster” Brown, LeRoy Myers, Ernest “Brownie” Brown, Henry “Phace” Roberts, Dr. Henry LeTang, Mable Lee, Tina Pratt, Dianne Walker, Savion Glover, Ted Levy, and Gregory Hines.

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