Dance Savoir Faire Andrew Cuerdan

About Andrew

Andrew is a world-class championship Ballroom and Latin American dancer. He started competing in South Africa at the age of 12, going on to represent both England and Finland in championships around the world before retiring from competition aged 31.

During his competitive career, Andrew was trained by many of the worlds best coaches and together with his professional partner Hanna Haarala achieved both 4th place in the Amateur UK competitive rankings and 24th place in the Professional World Latin American competition rankings. He also starred as a professional dancer on BBC’s “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2005 with Hanna.

Since retiring from competition in 2008, Andrew has expanded his career performing, teaching, judging and choreographing around the world. Following his appearance on “Strictly Come Dancing”, Andrew and his professional partner Hanna Haarala performed and taught on cruise ships globally as well as joining Brendan Cole’s Live & Unjudged UK theatre tour in 2008, a role they reprised for four consecutive years.

In addition to his TV, stage and film credits, in recent years Andrew has expanded his repertoire choreographing and producing stage shows in which he has also performed. In 2011, in partnership with Dance Inspiration, he co-choreographed and produced “Dance Seduction”

In 2016 Andrew proudly launched Dance Savoir Ltd a culmination of 30 years experience in the dance world from which he plans to integrate all his skills, values, intuition and passion to create a truly exciting and distinctive business.


“To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking”
― Agnes De Mille