Andrea Piazza



Andrea_PiazzaALUM_40Under40_Logo-white-01.pngAndrea Piazza
BFA '17; BS '17  |  West Hollywood, CA

Director, Virtual Programming
Discovery Behavioral Health


Andrea Lynn Piazza is the Director of Virtual Programming for Discovery Behavioral Health - overseeing the expansion of inclusive virtual behavioral health services across the United States, the founder of Inclusive Impact Therapy which was recently selected as Orlando’s Best Mental Health Practice by Orlando Magazine, founder and owner of Inclusive Impact Initiative which was nominated as Orlando’s Best Activist organization by Orlando Weekly and is the former Artistic Director Chance 2 Dance Inc.- an inclusive dance education organization- where she received critical acclaim for her creation of the Nutcracker Reimagined: An Inclusive Retelling of a Classic performed by a cast of over 100 individuals with special needs and is the bestselling author of Peter Pan in Everland available where all books are sold. Andrea is also an award-winning choreographer for Florida’s first sensory-friendly dance studio. Andrea studied dance and psychology at the University of Florida from 2013-2017 and then worked toward her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Advanced Training in Integrated Healthcare at the University of Central Florida from 2017-2019.. She received UCF’s 30 Under 30 award in 2020 for her work on the Nutcracker Reimagined and was invited to speak to the following year's awardees. Piazza consistently donates to the University of Florida and supports the graduates of the UF Dance Program. A dancer-turned-social-justice-advocate and devoted mentor, Andrea dedicates each day to improving the lives of others through her creativity and empathy. She is an inspirational force in her community with limitless ideas and passion for others.