Born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, Andrea has written and danced all her life. She studied ballet for 10 years, dabbled in everything from tap dancing to theatre to salsa, and finally fell head-over-stiletto-heels in love with tango.
Andrea worked at the Montreal Gazette for 19 years, starting as a clerk in the newsroom, working her way up to a copy-editing position and writing the occasional feature article. In 2008, she left her journalism career to pursue dance full time. She and her partner opened the MonTango Argentine tango school which became one of the top Argentine tango schools in Montreal.
In 2014, Andrea partnered up her love of dance and writing when she created the blog Life Is a Tango. It gained more of a following than she ever expected and eventually became the book 25 Tango Lessons, published in 2021.
Her first novel, The Curtain Lady, is scheduled for publication by AOS Publishing in early 2023.
Andrea lives in Montreal with her partner, Wolf, son, Shane, and daughter, Mia.

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