Jury member of Benois de la Danse
Frank Andersen was not wholly unprepared for the role of leadership. He has a/way, both as dancer and later as ballet master, had the will to seek his own goals: as a soloist in Etudes and as Basil in Don Quixote, to name just two roles.
Frank Andersen was himself an outstanding interpreter of Bournonville s happiest festive dances so it was by no means chance that placed the young dancer, as early as 1976, at the head of the worldwide lours of the Kournonville group, and later made him director of the Royal Theatre's annual Bournonvilte Summer Academy.
After concluding his own career as a dancer, Frank Andersen has also begun to work as a stage director — for example of Bournonville s ballets. This demanding work o/ keeping the traditions alive may in the final analysis also prove to be his key to eternal youth.