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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
Maria Kochetkova
Michal Krcmar
Michal Krčmář
Sergei Popov
Sergei Popov
Samuli Poutanen
Samuli Poutanen
Nicholas Ziegler
Nicholas Ziegler

Principal dancers

Ilja Bolotov
Ilja Bolotov
Wilfried Jacobs
Wilfried Jacobs
Hanako Matsune
Hanako Matsune
Florian Modan
Florian Modan
Abigail Sheppard
Abigail Sheppard
Jani Talo
Jani Talo
Frans Valkama
Frans Valkama

1st soloist dancers

Henry Grey
Elena Ilyina
Elena Ilyina
Antti Keinänen
Antti Keinänen
Rebecca King
Rebecca King
Johan Pakkanen
Johan Pakkanen
Tuukka Piitulainen
Tuukka Piitulainen
Lucie Rakosnikova
Lucie Rákosníková
Rodrigues Jonathan
Jonathan Rodrigues
Anna Sariola
Anna Sariola
Jun Xia
Jun Xia

2nd soloist dancers

Mai Komori
Mai Komori
Nikolas Koskivirta
Nikolas Koskivirta
Mira Ollila
Mira Ollila

Dancers

Eemu Äikiö
Eemu Äikiö
Shunsuke Arimizu
Nerea Astorga
Evaldas Bielinis
Evaldas Bielinis
Federico Bruccoleri
Thomas Brun
Thomas Brun
Kamill Ariston Chudoba
Kamill Ariston Chudoba
Gabriel Davidsson
Gabriel Davidsson
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
Aapo Kokkonen
Aapo Kokkonen
Anna Konkari
Anna Konkari
Iga Krata
Iga Krata
Vanessa Lai
Phoebe Liggins
Miao Miao Liu
Miao Miao Liu
Francesca Loi
Francesca Loi
Katariina Luukas
Katariina Luukas
Meghan Lynch
Meghan Lynch
Ville Mäki
Ville Mäki
Giuseppe Martino
Giuseppe Martino
Yuka Masumoto
Yuka Masumoto
Aino Matikka
Aino Matikka
Mariusz Morawski
Mariusz Morawski
Aurora Mostacci
Olga Leppäjärvi
Olga Pentikäinen
Valeria Quintana
Valeria Quintana
Sara Saviola
Sara Saviola
Sari Stenholm
Sari Stenholm
Samuel Stevik
Samuel Števik
Maria Tamminen
Maria Tamminen
Emrecan Tanis
Emrecan Tanış
Claire Teisseyre
Claire Teisseyre
Benjamin Thomas
Benjamin Thomas
Hasan Topcuoglu
Hasan Topçuoğlu
Maksim Tsukarjov
Maksim Tšukarjov
Jouka Valkama
Jouka Valkama
Martina Verbeni
Marjaterttu Willman
Marjaterttu Willman

Youth Company

Viivi Ahola
Oscar Ainscough
Shae Berney
Shae Berney
Mischa Goodman
Nanny Hedberg
Taru Hiitola
Taru Hiitola
Satoru Iwasaki
Satoru Iwasaki
Hye Ji Kang
Hye Ji Kang
Seo Yeun Kim
Viola Länsivuori
Viola Länsivuori
Ellen Mäkelä
Ellen Mäkelä
Martina Marini
Leonora Nummi
Leonora Nummi
Edoardo Pavoni
Koetanssi

Auditions for season 2020–2021

The Finnish National Ballet is looking for experienced male and female dancers and dancers to the youth company for season 2020–2021. Auditions take place in Amsterdam, Helsinki and the United States.