Biography of Ib Andersen (1954-VVVV)

Dancer, choreographer and teacher of Danish ballet, born in Copenhagen on December 14, 1954.

He studied dance at the school of the Royal Ballet Danish under the tutelage of Hans Brenaa and Vera Volkova. He/She joined in 1973 in the Corps de ballet of the company and, two years later, reached the category of principal dancer. He/She premiered the role of El Toreador (1978) Fleming Flindt and stood out as a great performer in the choreographies of Auguste Bournonville. In 1980 he/she joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer, where the ballets premiered: Ballade (1980), Davidsbundlertanze (1980) and the revised version of Mozartiana (1981) of Balanchine, Lille Suite (1980), Histoire du Soldat (1981), Concerto for Two Solo Pianos (1982), A Schubertiad (1984) and Peter Martins, Piano Pieces (1981) sad Waltz (1985) by Jerome Robbins and Shadows (1985) by Jean-Pierre Bonnefous, among others.

His choreographic works include Baroque Variations (Foss, 1988) for the New York City Ballet and FĂȘte Galante (Couperin, 1990) for the Royal Danish Ballet. He/She was a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, where appeared as a ballet teacher from 1994 to August 1996; for this company he/she created 12th Men (1995). The many awards he/she has received include the Nijinsky Prize, which was awarded in 1980. He/She retired from the stage in 1990.