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Dancers of the Finnish National Ballet

Established in 1922, the Finnish National Ballet is Finland’s only full-sized professional ballet company. Today, it is a highly international crowd of 75 dancers, representing 20 nationalities between them. Almost half of the dancers are Finns, most of them trained at the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. There is also a youth group at the FNB, comprising 12 fresh graduates.

Lead principal dancers

Salla Eerola
Salla Eerola
Eun-Ji Ha
Eun-Ji Ha
Michal Krcmar
Michal Krčmář
Tiina Myllymaki
Tiina Myllymäki
Sergei Popov
Sergei Popov
Samuli Poutanen
Samuli Poutanen
Nicholas Ziegler
Nicholas Ziegler

Principal dancers

Ilja Bolotov
Ilja Bolotov
Linda Haakana
Linda Haakana
Wilfried Jacobs
Wilfried Jacobs
Florian Modan
Florian Modan
Edita Rauserova
Edita Raušerová
Jani Talo
Jani Talo
Frans Valkama
Frans Valkama

1st soloist dancers

Elena Ilyina
Elena Ilyina
Antti Keinänen
Antti Keinänen
Rebecca King
Rebecca King
Hanako Matsune
Hanako Matsune
Johan Pakkanen
Johan Pakkanen
Tuukka Piitulainen
Tuukka Piitulainen
Lucie Rakosnikova
Lucie Rákosníková
Rodrigues Jonathan
Jonathan Rodrigues
Anna Sariola
Anna Sariola
Abigail Sheppard
Abigail Sheppard
Terhi Talo
Terhi Talo
Jun Xia
Jun Xia

2nd soloist dancers

Milla Eloranta
Milla Eloranta
Mai Komori
Mai Komori
Nikolas Koskivirta
Nikolas Koskivirta
Mira Ollila
Mira Ollila

Dancers

Eemu Äikiö
Eemu Äikiö
Shunsuke Arimizu
Adam Ashcroft
Evaldas Bielinis
Evaldas Bielinis
Thomas Brun
Thomas Brun
Carolina Cortesi
Gabriel Davidsson
Gabriel Davidsson
Felipe Domingos
Felipe Domingos
Alfio Drago
Alfio Drago
Hatice Çağla Ertürk
Hatice Çağla Ertürk
Mafalda Fideles
Mafalda Fideles
Sofia Gustafsson
Sofia Gustafsson
Nao Harada
Nao Harada
Xiaoyu He
Xiaoyu He
Sari Ikonen
Sari Ikonen
Lucas Jerkander
Lucas Jerkander
Kailey Kaba
Kailey Kaba
Linas Kavaliauskas
Linas Kavaliauskas
Violetta Keller
Violetta Keller
Atte Kilpinen
Atte Kilpinen
Anna Konkari
Anna Konkari
Iga Krata
Iga Krata
Benjamin Kuefler
Benjamin Kuefler
Ira Lindahl
Ira Lindahl
Miao Miao Liu
Miao Miao Liu
Francesca Loi
Francesca Loi
Meghan Lynch
Meghan Lynch
Ville Mäki
Ville Mäki
Giuseppe Martino
Giuseppe Martino
Aino Matikka
Aino Matikka
Jevgenija Pleskova
Jevgenija Modan
Mariusz Morawski
Mariusz Morawski
Olga Leppäjärvi
Olga Pentikäinen
Valeria Quintana
Valeria Quintana
Charlotte Schauman-Maki
Charlotte Schauman-Mäki
Sari Stenholm
Sari Stenholm
Emilia Števik
Emilia Števik
Samuel Stevik
Samuel Števik
Maria Tamminen
Maria Tamminen
Emrecan Tanis
Emrecan Tanış
Claire Teisseyre
Claire Teisseyre
Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas
Maksim Tsukarjov
Maksim Tšukarjov
Jouka Valkama
Jouka Valkama
Martina Verbeni
Marjaterttu Willman
Marjaterttu Willman

Youth Company

Shae Berney
Shae Berney
Mischa Goodman
Taru Hiitola
Taru Hiitola
Satoru Iwasaki
Satoru Iwasaki
Hye Ji Kang
Hye Ji Kang
Aapo Kokkonen
Aapo Kokkonen
Viola Länsivuori
Viola Länsivuori
Katariina Luukas
Katariina Luukas
Ellen Mäkelä
Ellen Mäkelä
Yuka Masumoto
Yuka Masumoto
Leonora Nummi
Leonora Nummi
Edoardo Pavoni

Guest actors

Pirjo Lonka
Pirjo Lonka
Minna Tervamäki
Minna Tervamäki

Guest dancers