Andrea Dantas is an actress, director, writer and Flamenco dancer from Brazil.  She has been performing professionally for 20 years in Brazil, Italy, England and USA; in film, theater and television. After years of working professionally in South America, she moved to Australia to study the Meisner Technique under  Playhouse West alumni Billy Milionis, at The Actors Pulse in Sydney, then relocated to Europe to act and direct. Her studies include: The School of Physical Theater in London, Teatro Olmetto in Milan and Playhouse West Los Angeles. She has won Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 PHW Film Festival in Los Angeles for the motion picture Daisy's. Parallel to her acting career, she has continued to dance Flamenco; performing in Italy, Spain and Los Angeles. Her directorial works include Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Luigi Pirandello’s Liola, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, What The Flowers Say ( inspired by the works of Garcia Lorca), James McLure’s Laundry and Bourbon / Lone Star and Such Nice Shoes which debuted at TheaterLab in NYC.  Andrea currently teaches the Meisner Technique at Playhouse West and is set to direct the Off Broadway production of Argia Coppola's Love is Blonde, a biographical play about Marilyn Monroe.