Andersen Ib

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Classical Ballet / Artistic Director

b Andersen was named artistic director of Ballet Arizona in 2000, following a career on the world’s ballet stages. Born in Copenhagen, he was introduced to ballroom dance at a young age. At 7 he was accepted into the School of the Royal Danish Ballet. He joined the Royal Danish Ballet at age 16. After a tenure as ballet master with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Andersen accepted the position of artistic director for Ballet Arizona. He directs 36 dancers in a demanding repertory that combines both classical and contemporary ballets, including works he creates specifically for the Company. In addition, Andersen serves as the artistic director of The School of Ballet Arizona.

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  • Arizona Ballet
    Phoenix