Andrew Champlin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where he started dancing as a kid in private and public institutions. Andrew began his professional life as an apprentice dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre before relocating to New York City to continue training at the School of American Ballet. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, focusing on dance and sociology. He has worked with artists such as David Gordon, Miguel Gutierrez, Madeline Hollander, Xavier le Roy, Jillian Peña, Pam Tanowitz, and Christopher Williams. He teaches extensively in New York City and assists the renown ballet instructor Janet Panetta domestically and abroad. Andrew was nominated for a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in 2015.