Andrew Tay was born in Windsor Ontario where he attended the Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts. Since finishing his B.F.A in contemporary dance at Concordia University, Andrew has presented his work in dance venues and festivals across North America and Europe. His work has appeared in films, installations and multi media projects for companies such as Moment Factory, Bravo! and Dpt.
In 2005 Andrew co-founded (with collaborator Sasha Kleinplatz) the company Wants&Needs danse. Since then, the company has produced the wildly popular dance events Piss in the Pool, and Short&Sweet which take place in non traditional venues in Montreal.
Tay received the Risk and Innovation Award from the Summerworks Performance Festival for his work Fame Praver / Eating in August 2016. In 2017, he joined the team of the O Vertigo Centre for Creation in the newly created position of Invited Curator, where he will be conceiving and programming the centre’s artistic activities and residencies for the next three years.