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The 11th Finland

(Helsinki-Kajaani)

International Summer Ballet  School

25.07-06.08.2016

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RASMUS AHLGREN
(ballet, repertoire

1-13.7)

Vaganova Ballet Academy graduate 2018
Participant of FISBS 2015
Soloist of Perm Opera & Ballet theatre since 2018
Tutor of the FISBS 2018, 2019
, 2023
Soloist of the Boston Ballet since August 2022

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MARIA BESEGHI
26-29.6.2024
(pilates for dancers)

is an Italian professional dancer who has been working in the field of dance as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. At the age of 16, she moved from her home country to pursue a professional dance education in Munich, Germany at the "Hochschule fur Musik und Theater". There she completed her dance education and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Art degree.

Straight after her graduation from Munich, she started working as a full-time professional dancer in various companies in Europe: 2010–2012 Finnish National Ballet, 2012–2013 Zurich Ballet (Switzerland), 2013–2014 Northern Ballet (England), 2014–2015 Staatsoper Hannover (Germany), and 2015-2018 again the Finnish National Ballet.

She had the chance to dance classical ballets as well as modern and neoclassical productions from internationally recognized choreographers (among others Nacho Duato, Aleksander Ekman, Natalia Horecna, Christian Spuck, Mauro Bigonzetti). In autumn 2018 she started to work as a dance teacher in Finland, teaching both at amateur and professional level, as well as a freelance dancer.

TAJA SOIKO

1-13.7.2024

( Character dance, ballet for 10-13y.o.)

2018-2021 Vaganova Ballet Academy , Pedagogy of Choreography,  

Master's Degree

2002-2006 Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Dance Teacher Education, Bachelor degree

1998-2002

Finnish National Ballet school

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MARINA VISHNEVSKAYA

26-29.6.2024

(character dance teacher,

ballet for 10-13y.o.)

Marina graduated from Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg  during the teaching of famous ballet teachers Gensler and Zubkovskaya.

She worked in many academic ballet theatres in St. Petersburg, Minsk's national Bolshoi opera and ballet theatre. She visited such places as Paris, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Tokio and many more as a ballet and character soloist dancer.

Marina teaches ballet and character dance since 1998. Her lessons are professional and have a positive atmosphere. She tries to pass to her students the professional and artistic experience and skills of her own. From Marina's point of view, in classic ballet not only hand's and leg's right positions are important but also the feeling of the dance and the music.

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CRISTINA SARASSO 
(ballet, repertoire

1-6.7)
 

She trained at the Dance Academy "Città di Vercelli" in ballet and Spanish dance with teachers Pilar Sampietro and Ludmill Ciakalli.

In Milan, she studied ballet and modern dance with teachers Wiebe Moeys , Prisca Picano, Marisa Caprara, Rosita Mariani and follows a master class at Teatro Alla Scala; in London she deepens the different techniques, studying with Raymond Chai, Renato Paroni, and contemporary at "The Place" and the " Laban Center ".

At a young age she participated in numerous festivals and competitions, which led her to travel extensively, in Italy and abroad, thus increasing her technical knowledge of dance...
She currently dances for the Arcadia Productions Company on tour throughout Italy and is a teacher of ballet, floor barre and pointe technique.

Jasmir Vesander
(
experimental  24.6-6.7)

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Marita Weinrank
(ballet, repertoire)


 The basis of her teaching idea is that dance should be an exciting hobby, not scary and oppressive. When dancing, you have to forget everything else and immerse yourself in the wonderful vortex of dance. Marita is a warm and affectionate and very approachable teacher. However, technique is at the center of dance teaching and it is honed in connection with dance material.

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PETIA ILIEVA

( Ballet, Point technique )

Star dancer in FNB since 2009 and retired 2019

received Pro dance price 2007, worked with Finnish National ballet youth company since the beginning of forming it, teaching International ballet seminar at Barcelona, Helsinki and Varna. Repetitor at the Finnish National ballet for Glass pieces Jerome Robins and Suite en Blanc Serge Lifar.

Masters degree in Ballet pedagogy.

Hamish Longley
(experimental
8-13.7)


ARTIST OF THE COMPANY
English National Ballet

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VLADIMIR STADNIK

( Character dance, ballet, repertoire )

Vladimir Stadnik was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and received his ballet

training at the State Academy of Russian Ballet (Vaganova Academy).

As a professional dancer, he became a soloist and toured throughout the

Soviet Union, Western Europe and the U.S.A. Vladimir later studied dance

pedagogy at the University of Culture, St. Petersburg. Still while continuing

his career, he graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the

Choreographic Department of the State Conservatory, Rimsky Korsakov.

Vladimir Stadnik taught Ballet and Character Dance in Switzerland and was

a guest teacher in Finland, France and Italy.

In 2004 he was invited to teach in the United States where he was principal

of the Tulsa Center for Dance Education and the Associate Artistic Director

of NDI, New Mexico.

After serving six years as Assistant Professor of Dance at the Ball State

University, he moved to Canada to teach for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

School.

Presently Mr. Stadnik is an international guest teacher and choreographer

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COSIMA BORRER
(ballet, repertoire)

Cosima Borrer is originally from Australia where she trained at the Australian Ballet School. At the age of 15 she was a scholarship recipient of the Prix de Lausanne and studied with I.Yacobson at the San Francisco Ballet School. Ms. Borrer was a guest student at the State Ballet School in Berlin from which she graduated and thereafter her professional career began in Dresden, Germany at the Semper Opera State Ballet. During her tenure, she was coached by Ludmila Safronova to dance the Grand Pas de deux from Paquita. In 1991 she was offered a contract with the Ballet of the Vienna State Opera, Austria. After performing extensively as a solo dancer with the Russian State Ballet in Moscow, she moved to St. Petersburg on the invitation of Gabriella Komleva to study under her guidance at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory Rimsky-Korsakov from where she graduated with a Masters of Arts in Ballet Pedagogy. 

Ms. Borrer taught the advanced ballet classes at the Professional School of Ballet, Switzerland and was invited to the USA to be assistant director of Tulsa Ballet Center for Dance Education. Additionally she taught both classical ballet and History of Dance at leading universities. In 2017 she began teaching both Repertoire, Dance History and Historical Dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Canada and in 2019 moved to Munich, Germany and founded Solo Dance Prize- a program to teach teachers. She has guest taught for various schools and seminars in Switzerland, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, New York, Lithuania and Finland. 

Russell Adamson
(contemporary, jazz-dance teacher)

Russell has  being involved with this wonderful dance for over 35 years and his first introduction was the Matt Mattox Style – taught at the time by Daniela Loretz. He learnt other styles of jazz with Fred Benjamin (New York), Deirdre Lovell and Christopher Huggins from the Alvin Ailey Company, New York. Claude Paul Henry (London), Rick Odums (Paris), Frank Hatchett (New York). Arlene Philips (London), Fred Man (Fosses Style) New 

SOFIA RUIJA
(contemporary)

is a graduate of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. After graduating in 2021 she has been working in Finland as a freelancer with choreographers such as Reija Wäre, Tero Saarinen, Cõmpania Kaari & Roni Martin, Johanna Nuutinen, Riku Lehtopolku and an immersive theatre collective 00100ENSEMBLE. Ruija has performed in various dance and art events such as Kuopio Dance Festival, Art museum Amos Rex’s Generation 2020 exhibition, Pro Dance Gala, UMK22 (Contest for New Music), opening gala of Dance House Helsinki and at the Emma Gaala (Finnish music awards). She has also created her own choreographies for Finnish Cultural gala 2021 and for the Finnish national ballet competition winning the first prize at the nationals in 2022.

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Aleksandr Borisiuk

(experimental contemporary, jazz- dance teacher)
 

Multiple winner and winner of Russian and International hip-hop competitions and festivals.

Member of the show "Dancing on TNT" season 2 as part of Miguel's team.

Choreographer-director of show programs of pop stars.

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ELIZABETH ILINA
(contemporary
)
 

2008-2016 — Student of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Participant of performances in the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theaters. Saint-Petersburg. 

 

Dancer of the 2014 Winter Paralympics at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet. Sochi, Russia. 

 

2015 — Participant of Konstantin Keichel’s winter laboratory at the Leonid Yakobson Theater.Saint-Petersburg. 

 

2016 — Participant of summer internships at the Boris Eifman Academy. I received an invitation to study for free at the academy.Saint-Petersburg. 

 

2016-2018 — Winner of international and All-Russian competitions, festivals and championships in the team (style: contemporary dance, jazz dance)

 

2021 — Dancer of the immersive performance “Transformation”, choreographers: Ksenia Mikheeva, Miguel. Saint-Petersburg. 

 

2022 — Participant of the dance company “OMYT”.

Dancer of the dance performance “Snaruzhie”, St. Petersburg. 

 

2022  — The creator of the dance company “Signal Waves”.Helsinki, Finland. 

2023 — Co-founder of the dance studio “Signal Waves”. Helsinki, Finland.

Stanislav Belyaevsky

Born in Leningrad.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.

Anastasia Dunets

Born in Leningrad.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1988.

Kristian Ratevossian

Choreographer, Guest teacher from Berlin, Tour Organiser 2010-Present

Anton Korsakov

Honoured Artist of Russia (2010) 

Prize-winner at international ballet competitions (Vaganova-Prix in St Petersburg, 1998, and Finland, 2001. 

A survey by critics for Dancer of Europe magazine listed him as “Dancer of the Year” in 2005.

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg). 

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In 1986-1989, she danced with

the Mikhailovsky Ballet (Maliy (Small) theatre of Орега and Ballet)

1988-2010 - Кirov Ballet theatre

(the Mariinsky Ballet Company).  

Guest Techer

Tatiana Linnik

Valeria Kasparova

(contemporary, jazz-dance)

Born in St. Petersburg.

Since 1998 I She studied at Kannon Dance House jazz dance technique, modern, contemporary dance, partnering, improvisation. 

Now working as a freelance choreographer and dancer, and still working as an asisstant and performer/dancer at Kannon-Dance House.

 

Veronika Ivanova

Born in Leningrad.

Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1985.

Coach and Repetiteur in St. Peterburg's Yakobson Ballet Theatre

Nikita Shcheglov

Born in Leningrad (St Petersburg).
.Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1991.
Soloist since 1997.

EMMANUELLE RICCO

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Professor in Ballet International Methods
Doctor of Literature-History of the Theatre
Director of La Maison de la Danse studio and Head of professional training courses
Organizer of international events and competitions
Bachelor Degrees and other titles:
Faculty of Literature - History of the Theatre -Pisa University, Italy
Degree as Ballet Professor at the prestigious I.S.T.D. Of London Cecchetti method
Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO
Member of Russian Ballet Society of Edinburgh
Teacher higher levels of Aid&a, national italian insitution for ballet
Judge in Examining Board and Competitions
Artistic Director of the La Maison de la Danse Academy of La Spezia Italy
Teacher recognized by AFPDanza Ticino and Danse Suisse, Switzerland (CH)

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