Andrea Zujko PT, DPT, OCS, COMT joined Tisch School of the Arts in 2012 as an onsite physical therapist where she is committed to promoting the health and wellness of the BFA and MFA dance students. Prior to physical therapy, Andrea pursued a career as a professional dancer and certified Pilates Instructor through the Pilates Studio (1997), under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska and Bob Liekens.
Andrea graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2002 and received her post-professional certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in 2010. In 2013, Andrea received her Board Certification in Orthopaedics from the American Physical Therapy Association.
In 2002, Andrea joined the staff at Westside Dance Physical Therapy (WSDPT) where she is currently the Clinic Manager. In addition to her clinic responsibilities, Andrea manages the physical therapy program at The School of American Ballet and provides onsite physical therapy treatment for The New York City Ballet.
Andrea is also active in the greater Dance Medicine community. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, a contributing author of a Dance Medicine continuing education module with the American Physical Therapy Association, and a published author in the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. Andrea has participated in numerous lectures and panel discussions with The New York City Ballet Wellness Program and The New York City Ballet Workout, has contributed articles to Dance Spirit and Pointe Magazines, and co-teaches a Dance Medicine Practicum of continuing education courses for health professionals through WSDPT.
Past company and show work includes: Miami City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School (summer intensive), American Ballet Theatre (summer intensive), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Chicago, Movin’ out, The Lion King, Aida, The Little Mermaid, Avenue Q and Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark.