At first glance, Andrew Bartee looks like any lanky kid.

And then you see him move…

At barely twenty Andrew is the youngest of the Whimmers.
I was interested in what qualities led Olivier to choose him.

“He is smart, thoughtful and very mature for his age. Wisdom is priceless for a dancer, it takes years to get it. But he is light years ahead. Also, he is honest, sincere, dedicated and has a great sense of humor.”

A bit mischievously, I asked Andrew why he imagined Olivier found him mature.

“It probably is impossible to say,” he laughed. He thought for a moment, then added:

“I guess I feel it. It’s very real to me. The air I breathe. A gift—an