Anne-Linn Akselsen has an extensive career as a choreographer, performer and teacher. She has her education from the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, where she completed both “training” and “research cycle”. She has worked as a dancer in Rosas with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, as well as freelance for choreographers such as Salva Sanchis, Jean Luc Ducourt and Heine Avdal. After graduating, in addition to dancing for others, she has continuously choreographed her own works and started the company “Human Works” in 2009, in collaboration with Adrián Minkowicz. Human Works has created several full-evening performances and toured extensively in Europe.Anne-Linn has choreographed several commissioned works, including for the Norwegian National Ballet and Aura Dance Company and received several awards for her choreographic work, as 1st prize at the Baltic Movement Contest for best solo choreography “Sing me, for your life, in a Portuguese Folia, the reason for your happiness ”, and she is the recipient of «Statens Kunstnerstipend» Norwegian National Scholarship for Artists. She has taught both ballet and contemporary dance at festivals and for dance companies internationally, as well as for institutions such as P.A.R.T.S., SEAD and the Royal Swedish Ballet School. From 2013 to 2016, she was a faculty member and program coordinator at P.A.R.T.S. and from 2015 to 2018 she was employed as a university lecturer at the University of Stavanger. She joined Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2018 and is associate professor and head of the Bachelor Program in Contemporary Dance. In the period 2019-2021, she was also prorector for education at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.