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Born in Australia, Roslyn Anderson studied first with Phyllis Danaher, then at The Australian Ballet School, from which she graduated into The Australian Ballet. Six years later she joined Nederlands Dans Theater, then directed by Jaap Filer, as a result of their Australian tour in 1972. She danced with NDT until 1986, working with choreographers Glen Tetley, Hans Van Manen, Louis Falco, Jennifer Muller, Christopher Bruce, and Jiří Kylián. Since ending her dancing career in 1986, Anderson has been the rehearsal director for NDT 1 and, since 1979, she has assisted Kylián, and others, on numerous works and has staged works for Kylián worldwide. Companies she has worked with include the San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, Cullberg Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Paris Opera Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Houston Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Compañia Nacional de Danza, and now, for the Royal Danish Ballet. Anderson has staged Sinfonietta (1991), Petit Mort and Sechs Tänze (2003), and Overgrown Path (2008) for American Ballet Theatre.