D'Andria Williams, 23, was born in Chester, Pennsylvania. At
the age of 3, she learned to tap dance from her father, Darrell
Williams; they have shared the stage ever since. She attended the High
School for Creative and Performing Arts and is a graduate of Temple
University. She continues to guest instruct tap at Temple University and
Swarthmore College. D'Andria has performed in New York Stage Originals Tap Kids,
Break the Floor and has tapped on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show and
It's Showtime at the Apollo. Currently, D'Andria performs,
choreographs and assistant directs Footwerx. She has performed at venues
including the Grand Opera House in Delaware, the Merriam Theater, the Arts Bank
and the Wilma Theater, all in Philadelphia, PA.
Peter Commander, who was born and raised in South Jersey, began his dance training at the age of four at the Arts of the Dance Centre in Vineland, NJ. Here he studied several forms, including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, clogging, and Irish-step. After ten years, Peter began school at the Southern New Jersey Academy of Performing Arts at the Gloucester County Institute of Technology under the direction of David Kloss, Althea Leslie, and Norman Taylor. That same year, he joined Let’s Dance Studio in Glassboro, NJ, where he met and began to study under his current mentor, Darrell Williams. After high school, Peter attended Goucher College, where he trained with Chandra Moss, Glenna Blessing, Linda Garofalo, Laura Dolid, and Juliet Forrest. Along with taking classes, he also performed in several of the dance department concerts and events in both faculty and guest artist works. Every summer since 2007, Peter has been heavily involved in both running and performing in Footwerx, a week long tap intensive and performance based out of Philadelphia and run by Darrell Williams. Currently, Peter teaches and choreographs for Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet and continues to work with Mr. Williams on the Footwerx program.