Andrea Yorita is from Irvine California, where she received her classical ballet training at Academy of Dance under the direction of Merle Sepel, Rebecca Tsivkin, and Mignon Furman.
She graduated in 2012 with a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of California, Irvine as a Gillespie Scholar, where she studied under Jodie Gates, Molly Lynch, and Donald McKayle. Originally trained under the R.A.D. syllabus, Andrea has completed all Vocational R.A.D. exams with Distinction as well as received the Solo Seal Award. In 2008 Andrea competed as a finalist in the Genée International Ballet Competition in Toronto, Canada. She has participated in the National Choreographers Initiative, as an apprentice, and the Traverse City Dance Project. Andrea was a 2016 Dance Finalist for the Clive Barnes Award. She joined BalletX in 2012.