Andrew is a founding dancer of Co3. Andrew pursued dance at Terry Simpson Studios. After graduating high school, Andrew trained full-time at the New Zealand School of Dance (2010-2012) and received a Diploma in Dance Performance. Andrew worked for Raewyn Hill at Dancenorth in 2013 and 2014, performing and touring with the company throughout Queensland, Tasmania and New Zealand.
Whilst at Dancenorth, he also danced for choreographers Gavin Webber and Huang Yi, collaborating alongside Tasdance for the 2014 season of Threefold: Webber / Hill /Huang Yi. Andrew has worked with Tasdance on their 2015 Luminous Flux season with works by Tanja Liedtke and Byron Perry, touring Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.
Most recently Andrew performed in Garry Stewart’s Reincarnation, a collaboration with Co3 Australia and WA Ballet as part of In-Synch: Ballet at the Quarry, 2019. In 2018, he performed in WA Dance Makers Project in works by Chrissie Parrott and Unkempt Dance. He has also been working with Sydney-based artist Brianna Kell in developing a new independent work VOID.
Since joining Co3 Andrew has performed in Co3’s re:Loaded (2015 & 2016), choreographed by Larissa McGowan, Gavin Webber and Raewyn Hill. Andrew also performed in Raewyn Hill’s the cry (2016), Frank Enstein (2017 & 2018) made by THE FARM, in collaboration with Co3 Australia and Raewyn Hill’s THE ZONE (2017).
Andrew will perform in The Line in May, co-directed by Raewyn Hill and Mark Howett.
“Most Outstanding Dancer 2016 – Andrew Searle, guest artist in Co3’s re:Loaded” – Rita Clarke, The Australian
“With Andrew Searle brilliantly heading the pack, the dancers displayed commendable endurance and physical agility as they lunged and charged to a rousing musical climax.” – Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia
Most Outstanding Dancer 2016 – Andrew Searle (Co3) in Gavin Webber’s What’s Left and Raewyn Hill’s Carnivale, re:Loaded” – Nina Levy, The West Australian
“As the guest artist, Andrew Searle shines” – Vanya Bromilow, Seesaw Magazine.
“Searle was powerful, graceful and lithe.” – Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia
“Searle moved through his mass of spirals with his trademark grace.” – Nina Levy, Seesaw Magazine
“More established performers in Associate Artist Ella-Rose Trew and Guest Artist Andrew Searle demonstrate their capabilities with leading roles in small groups, holding attention with their personal presence as well as controlled physicality.” – Nerida Dickinson, Artshub