Andrea Saucedo (André Saucedo) is a dancer, an artistic director and a mother. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance in 2015. André traveled throughout the United States with the university and participated in the American Dance College Association’s dance festival. She started studying ballet at age 3 and throughout her journey has expanded herself to different areas of dance, including improv, contemporary, jazz, salsa, hip-hop and more. In 2014, André began her training as a teaching assistant. At age 15, she got her first teaching gig and that was when she began her teaching journey in dance by teaching contemporary, ballet and yoga classes. In 2012, she joined the Project in Motion dance company in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as an apprentice, company member and aerial dance teacher.
She traveled to Indianapolis, Albuquerque and El Paso to perform a number of pieces with the company. In 2017, André got her yoga certification with 200 hours of practice — complementing her dance training with yoga. In 2013, she began the development of a project that became reality in January 2019 — her own dance company named “Kúos.” The purpose of “Kúos” is to show the world the art of contemporary and modern dance, and to expand and explore the essence of dance while making an impact on the community. André is also part of the VALLETO’s ensemble and participated in two virtual dance intensives with the company. Today, André’s dance training and teaching continues through directing her company “Kúos,” teaching classical ballet classes at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) and at “Academia Expresión.” André is also continuing her education in pursuit of a Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Special Education degree at UTEP.
“VALLETO has given me an enriching experience, and a deep insight to different perspectives of dance. It has made me grow as a human being, dancer, and artist. Sharing the space virtually with dancers from diverse cultures fulfills me, and I am forever grateful for that."