André M. Zachery is a Brooklyn-based artist from Chicago, IL. He received his BFA with honors from the Ailey/Fordham program in 2005, and earned an MFA in Performance & Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College in 2014. He has performed with Elisa Monte Dance Company, Miller-Rothlein (MIRO), Nathan Trice/RITUALS, CeDeCe (Portugal), Compagnie THOR (Belgium), Irish Modern Dance Theatre (Ireland), and the National Tour of AIDA. As director of Renegade Performance Group, he has presented work domestically and internationally. RPG has been in residency at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration (2013) and the 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative at Brooklyn College. RPG has received the Brooklyn Arts Council CAF & LAS grants in 2013 and 2015. André was a resident artist at Schmiede 2014 Hallein, Austria and received a 2015 educational award to art and media center Harvestworks (NYC). He will also be in a collaborative residency with visual artist LaMont Hamilton in the Performance Project Residency @ University Settlement from July - August 2015 for the project Five on the Black Hand Side/Dapline! It will premiere in late 2015. Most recently, André initiated the AFROFUTURISM Series under RPG where the first new work will premiere in the 2015 FLICfest at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn. André will also present work in 2015 E-Moves at Harlem Stage with RPG, and will be a part of the collective Wildcat! as they present work commissioned by JACK performance space in Brooklyn in June 2015.