Charles Andersen

Organization: Royal Danish Ballet

Position: Former Company Member, Royal Danish Ballet

Charles Andersen is a highly-accomplished, award-winning, classically- trained dancer with a 20-plus year performance and teaching career that’s taken him around the world.

Mr. Andersen, born in Southern California, started dancing in musicals at age 10 and began his training with the Anaheim Ballet at 14. Mr. Andersen took first place in Youth America Grand Prix’s regional competition, and placed among the top five in the men’s division at the final’s in New York. Mr. Andersen was then awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School, London. He graduated Highly Commended and joined the Royal Danish Ballet, where he spent the majority of his career.

Notable roles with the Royal Danish Ballet include The Mad Hatter in in Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lenski in Cranko’s Onegin, and Marty in Tharp’s Come Fly Away. His repertoire includes

Balanchine’s Symphony in 3, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations. He has worked on creations by Yuri Possokhov, Jorma Elo, Christopher Wheeldon and Johan Kobborg. Mr. Andersen has been coached for their repertoire by choreographers John Neumeier, Jiří Kylián, and Wayne McGregor.

Most recently, Charles has been assisting Christopher Wheeldon in staging his production of The Winter’s Tale at the Bolshoi Ballet.