Company Member 2009-2020
Originally from San Diego, Drea trained in ballet and modern dance with Evoke Dance Theater and The Ballet Conservatory under the direction of Paz Soriano. In 2003 she attended the American Dance Festival at Duke University and returned for the ADF/Winter Intensive in New York later that year. Drea graduated from Chapman University cum laude with a BFA in Dance Performance under the guidance of Cyrus Parker-Jeanette. Upon graduating, Drea joined Backhausdance in Orange County, performing as a company member from 2005-2008. In 2009 Drea was honored by the Dance Resource Center of Greater of Los Angeles with a Lester Horton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance by a Female for her performance in Arrive with Backhausdance, and received a second award in 2011 for her performance in Gods and Marionettes with Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company.
Drea danced with LACDC from 2009 to 2020, and has worked as a collaborative artist and dancer with Kevin Williamson, Rosanna Gamson/WorldWide, Malashock Dance, San Diego Dance Theater, Heidi Duckler, String Theory Harp, Helios Dance Theater, Que Barbaro and photographer James Mountford. Additional credits include The Emmys, Sundance Film Festival, Porsche, Bvlgari, La Mer, Bench Universe, CottonOn, TEDx, Samsung, Vomir, Southwest Airlines, Ubikwist Magazine and music videos for Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Drea is also a certified Pilates instructor (Body Arts and Sciences International - 2006) and teaches in Downtown Los Angeles. www.pilatestechnica.com.
Drea co-choreographed the evening-length LACDC work Terra, which premiered at Stomping Ground L.A. in Fall 2019.