Örjan Andersson was born 1964 in Eslöv, Sweden. Örjan Andersson received his education at Balettakademien in Stockholm. He began his career as a dancer at Östgötabaletten in Norrköping where he worked with amongst other Birgit Cullberg, Mats Ek and Jiri Kylian. He then left Sweden to dance with Batsheva Dance Company and the choreographer Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel. In Batsheva Dance Company he danced works by Ohad Naharin, Angelin Preljocaj, Jiri Kylian, Hervé Robbe and Mark Morris. Örjan Andersson created his the first work, Nemo saltat sobrius (1992) during his period in Israel. Örjan Andersson returned to Sweden permanently in 1995, creating his first pieces whilst working with amongst others Per Jonsson (Sweden) and Ina Christel Johansson (Norway).
In 1996 Örjan Andersson received his first commission, by the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. He has since been commissioned by a majority of the leading dance companies in Europe whilst creating a large body of work for his own company. The company has been presented in Italy, South Korea, Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium.
Örjan Andersson has continually taught at the University College of Dance, the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre, Danscentrum and Balettakademien in Stockholm, giving courses in choreography, interpretation as well as giving class. Andersson Dance is funded by the Swedish Arts Council, the Arts Grants Committe and the Cultural Capital of Stockholm.