Andromeda has a grounded training in classical methods, which is expanded through experimental productions, supplementary studies, and a continuous learning ethic.
Andromeda Ross has been an avid film buff since she was a child - growing up on classics of the silver and small screens - and she began acting in middle school. She appeared in musicals and plays throughout middle school and high school, and then entered the Dramatic Arts program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
At UNO, she focused on acting, directing, stage management, wardrobe, and costume history, while receiving a rounded education in all aspects of theatrical production. Her acting training followed modern and classical methods, which were applied to UNO's experimental theatrical productions, as well as a deep focus on mythos and archetypes. Following the philosophy of her program, Andromeda gained knowledge in all areas of education: STEM, humanities, and the Fine Arts. She particularly liked studying the humanities - a passion she picked up from her parents, an anthropologist and a historian - which allowed her to get to the core of her characters and create richer performances. She received dance and vocal training for stage and music, and has worked with multiple dialects for the stage and screen. She plays guitar, drums, and some piano.
In addition to traditional theatrical study, Andromeda continued to study film, now with an eye toward craft, and began seeking work in the film industry, both in front of and behind the camera. She also worked in many capacities for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival (NSF), including teaching Shakespeare to K-12 students through the outreach program Shakespeare Unbound. In this program, she learned stage combat and supplemented that training with martial arts such as fencing, Yi Li Chuan, Tai-Chi, and more.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts, Andromeda moved to Austin, TX, where she became a photographer and model. She also learned about the distribution side of the film industry, as well as continuing to study her craft through contests, challenges, and improv. She has studied multiple languages: German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Gaelic, and American Sign Language (ASL). She gave vocal coaching lessons and focused more on writing.
In 2017, Andromeda moved back to the Midwest to recover from illness and care for an elderly relative. During this hiatus, she expanded her talents in writing, photography, and history. She continued to study film, creating a film critique blog, and starting a pop culture and fandom podcast with her best friend. She also took up archery and began training in Krav Maga. During 2020, she stepped up activism efforts by creating a resource for cultural literacy.
These days, Andromeda continues to study and seek work in the industry she loves, focusing on film and voiceover work. She's also learning the editing and cinematography side of film work and has already begun experimenting and looking for opportunities.
- Part of the production of All in the Timing chosen to be performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
- Helped establish Shakespeare Unbound as part of Nebraska Shakespeare Festival's Outreach Program, geared toward teaching K-12 children about Shakespeare outside of the classroom.
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