André Williams is an artist based in Indianapolis, IN. Over the years André has found and developed his love for the performing arts. Starting as a young percussionist at Clinton Young, André became fascinated with the world of performance. It wasn’t until he attended Warren Central High School and became heavily involved in the Warren Central Performing Arts Department (WPAC). Shortly after arriving at the High School, he became intrigued by color guard. And while he served as the Drum Major for the Gold Brigade, and a percussionist for the Honors Band, Jazz Band, and Winter Percussion Ensemble he devoted his extra time to developing his skills as a guard performer and dancer.
André was the first male member of Warren Central World Guard in 2010-2011 before graduating and attending DePauw University for Music Education. After coming to the realization that his true passion was in dance and guard, he changed his focus to theatre and communications heavily focusing his studies and work in understanding concert dance and dance theatre. Over the course of his four years at DePauw André performed and was a part of the production of multiple DePauw Theatre Productions. Andre was the president of a prominent dance group on campus, and soon after became the founder and artistic director for the first Student Dance Company on campus; designing and choreographing 3 main stage full length dance productions. He also managed to march for the Madison Scouts for their 75th anniversary in 2013, while continuing to design, instruct, and choreograph for a number of schools in the Midwest, most notably returning to Instruct and Choreograph for the Warren Central World Guard from 2013-2015.
After Graduating with his BLA in Theatre from DePauw, André returned to Indianapolis where he began training for dance professionally with David Hochoy, and Justin David Sears-Watson. Shortly after beginning his training, he became and executive assistant at Phoenix Rising Dance Studios, and Dance Company, where he also danced as a company member. He went on to become the rehearsal director and a resident choreographer for the company starting in 2018. He’s also continued to stay active in the Marching Arts community with a number of programs surrounding the Indianapolis area. Currently, André is the Guard Director and Visual Coordinator for the Mt. Vernon Color Guard and Band of Marauders. And continues to design, teach, choreograph, and consult for a number of schools in Indiana. You can also find his work under Relevations Art and Design, where he is the founder and lead artist where he seeks to continue to grow as an artists as well as help others find and expand their artistic range.