Andrea Kozai earned her BS in Exercise Science and Dance from Skidmore College, and holds the prestigious Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Andrea launched Virtuoso Fitness to integrate her dance and fitness background by providing education and fitness training for dancers and athletes. She has over nine years of experience in physical therapy settings and as a personal trainer, and has conducted research into effective fitness training methods for dancers. After seven years dancing and training in New York City, she moved to Pittsburgh. Andrea is an active member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), where she has presented multiple research projects and was a founding member of the Student Committee. In addition to her fitness career, Andrea maintains an active schedule as a freelance dance performer.