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The Ballet School presents: Sleeping Beauty

The hard work of the autumn season at the Ballet School of the Finnish National Ballet will culminate in a spectacular finale in December with the school’s own interpretation of Sleeping Beauty.

The Ballet School presents: Students’ workshop

Vocational education students at Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet will be showing their choreographer skills at a workshop performance featuring a dozen modern and neoclassical choreographies, most of them premieres.

Sleeping Beauty

Beloved ballet Sleeping Beauty returns once again to the repertoire of the Finnish National Ballet. This ballet is enjoyed by the entire audience from the youngest family members to adult viewers.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream everything is possible – and enchanting. William Shakespeare’s comedy about love weaves a whirlwind of fairies’ and humans’ romantic adventures and shifting affections. The spectacular ballet version of the classic play has been choreographed by Jorma Elo.

A Christmas Carol

Heartwarming ballet A Christmas Carol returns to the National Ballet. Charles Dickens’s Christmas tale of virtue and justice has enchanted theatre-goers for over 180 years. Ensure your seat in the audience this Christmas.

Ballet workshop

The dancers of the Finnish National Ballet will take on a dual role as choreographers, as the Ballet Workshop returns to Almi Hall after a long wait! The workshop evening is all about contemporary pieces created and produced by the dancers of the Finnish National Ballet themselves, delivering a multifaceted experience of varying themes, visuals, and dance styles.


The young dancers’ evening of the Finnish National Ballet offers a captivating mix of the classic and contemporary. The highlight of the evening is the premiere of German choreographer Marco Goecke’s Blushing, the winner of the 2003 Prix Dom Pérignon, which was originally created for the Stuttgart Ballet. In addition to Blushing, the evening features excerpts of the ballet La Bayadère, and select contemporary dance pieces.

It’s time

In October, it’s time for dance as Ballet Finland celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Almi Hall. The evening will feature three contemporary dance works, crafted by Finland’s leading choreographers. In addition to world premieres of Hanna Brotherus and Johanna Nuutinen’s pieces, Kenneth Kvarnström will showcase a revised version of his beloved Carmen?!.

The Bach project

Tuomo Railo’s acclaimed contemporary dance work The Bach Project will have its rerun in Alminsali in autumn 2024. The Bach Project is a choreography for eight dancers. The piece features J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations interpreted by pianist Risto Lauriala.


T(r)anssi is an evening that showcases the works of four of the most influential choreographers of our times: William Forsythe, Sharon Eyal, and the team of Paul Lightfoot and Sol León. It captivates the audience with its unique blend of movement, emotion, and mental energy.