Born in Germany, Andreas Heise studied dance at the Palucca University for Dance in Dresden, and has completed acting and theater directing training in New York, Norway and at the East 15 Acting School in London in more recent years. His career as a dancer began under Uwe Scholz at the Leipziger Ballett in 1998. In 2003, Andreas joined the Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo where he performed many leading roles, including Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet’’, Lenski in “Onegin’’, Mitch in “A Streetcar Named Desire’’, Oswald in “Ghosts’’, Albrecht in “Giselle ‚‘and Lysander in “A Midsummer Night's Dream’’. He also created roles in ballets by Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Christopher Wheeldon, Liam Scarlett, David Dawson and Jorma Elo.
Andreas has taught extensively for the Norwegian National Ballet School and for DV8’s touring productions of “John’’ and “Can We Talk About This’’. In 2006 Andreas started to choreograph regularly for the Norwegian National Ballet and his creations for the company include “Liebestod’', “Nucleus’’, “Souls’ Complexion’’, “Meditative Rose’’, and Montverdi's “Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda’' as a collaboration between the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. In 2013 he created “How I would like to…’' for the Ballet Company in Ekaterinburg, Russia and later reproduced this work with dancers from Hessisches Staatsballett in Wiesbaden at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover 2014.
In 2015, Andreas created the trio “Me, Myself and I’’ at the Palucca University for Dance in Dresden for the 90th anniversary celebrations of the school. This work was also performed by the Norwegian National Youth Company. In 2015 he made his UK debut as Associate Director/Choreographer of Paul Curran’s production of Benjamin Britten’s “Death in Venice’’ at Garsington Opera.
In 2016 he staged his creation “How I would like to…’' for Koblenz Ballet in Germany where he also created his new work “Orfeo’' in Fall 2017.
In June 2017 Andreas had his choreographic debut at the Salzburg Festival in a production of Handel’s “Ariodante’’ next to Opera Director Christof Loy and Cecilia Bartoli in the leading role. In November 2017 his new work “Air’’ was created for Bachelor Students of the 3. year at Kunsthøgskolen in Olso.
Further commissions as a choreographer include a new production of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman’’ at the Nederlandse Reisopera under the direction of Paul Carr in April 2018, the choreography to the production of the drama “Jedermann’' at the Salzburg Festival 2018, and “Nachtstück’’ for the Noverre Young Choreographers at Stuttgart Ballet in July of the same year. In autumn 2018 Andreas created his first full length ballet “Sandmann’' for the Ballet Company in Graz, Austria. His debut as Director/Choreographer in a new production of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas’’ in a collaboration between the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet premiered in March 2019, and a production of Strauss’ “Capriccio’’ under the direction of Christof Loy at Teatro Real in Madrid took place in May 2019.
His version of Schubert’s “Winterreise’' was premiered at the International Music Festival in Marvão, Portugal in July 2019, and had its German premiere on September 15th in 2019 at Erholungshaus in Leverkusen under Bayer Kultur. It was also performed, organized by the Goethe Institut Pakistan, in Lahore, Islamabad and in Karachi during the Festival of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in March 2020.
The new creation “Lamento’’ was presented at the Stuttgarter Ballett in November 2019, before Andreas joined Christof Loy for a new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin’' at the Norwegian National Opera in February 2020.
Due to Covid19 his new choreographed version of Schubert’s “Schwanengesang’’ for the Ballet Company in Graz, Austria is postponed from April 2020 to May 2022. The new solo “Du bist die Ruh’', created for principal dancer Yolanda Correa, was premiered at the Gala From Berlin with Love-Vol. I in August 2020, and was also presented digitally on Trey McIntyre’s online platform for dance film fltpk.com. The duet “Miss Julie’’, created for Yolanda Correa and Jason Reilly, principal dancer with Stuttgart Ballet, had its premiere on the platform in October 2020. In 2021, Andreas took on the artistic leadership for the art & science project “Taming Our Trauma“ in a collaboration with Praetorian Art & Health Consulting in Dresden. The production “Schütz Universum“ took Andreas to the Trinitatiskirche in Dresden in November 2022, where he staged an interdisciplinary full-length project with singers from the Ensemble Auditiv Vokal, the music collective Topograph and dancers to mark the 350th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz’s death. Furthermore, he works as one of five project leaders from September 2022 to May 2023 in the community project “LOVE est.2023 - how we love“ at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In February 2023 his new creation “M-o(z)art²“ for the Ballett des Theaters Vorpommern will premiere at Theater Stralsund. Andreas is currently pursuing an MA in Arts and Cultural Management at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany, and is expected to graduate in 2022.