Andrea Bennett is the founder and Artistic Director at Bennett Academy Of The Performing Arts. Ms. Bennett started her performing arts career as a musician. Her piano studies at 5 years old allowed her to earn high honors in Music Festivals and solo performances in Carnegie Hall. A classical singer for 20 years, Ms. Bennett earned two degrees (Music and Broadcast Communications) from The State University of New York at Oswego, where she studied piano with the Music Department President, Dr. Jerry Exline. Andrea has also studied voice with the historic Opera Ebony’s Gregory Sheppard, Amanda Carnie, and Dr David Fairchild, vocal coach to stage and film actors. Ms. Bennett opened Bennett Academy in 1996, and shortly thereafter, her student, was the first Afro Caribbean pianist to win the Cultural Heritage Competition in 1998. Andrea started writing short skits for the students and families that attended Bennett Academy recitals, to make it more enjoyable. The plays then took on a life of their own, and developed a fan base. Hence, Andrea's second company, Polyphonic Entertainment was formed in 2000 to produce theatre and now, film productions. As a playwright, Andrea has written many off broadway comedies and musicals for kids from the Odella Williams Show, to What She Deserves- A Murder Mystery and the most recent western musical, The King Of The Rodeo. The 2019 film Nein is her first dramatic short film.