Andrea ‘budafly’ Rodriguez

  • Interdisciplinary
  • San Francisco, CA

Andrea Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist that intersects dance and media to create compelling narratives for film, games, theater, and mixed reality. Rodriguez danced professionally in the Viva Navidad Parade at Disney California Adventure with Viver Brasil. She is a Game Producer for the Zumba Fitness Video Games franchise which has sold over 9 million units. She is a recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission, Individual Artist Grant and will showcase a work-in-progress of her latest work “La Rumba No Para,” a salsa love story about growing up in the S.F, La Misión in 2022. A firm believer that movement heals, Andrea teaches dance, fitness, and Pilates classes across the Bay Area to youth and adults. She graduated with a B.A in World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department from UCLA and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from USC, School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media Division.

“Attending the NALAC Leadership Institute this summer would give me an opportunity to expand my network and connect with Latinx artist and administrators across the nation. I am especially looking forward to meeting NALAC faculty contributing to the performing arts such as Rosalba Rolón and Abel López.”