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Introducing Finnish National Ballet

The Finnish National Ballet is a ballet company of internationally high quality. The FNB programmes both classical ballets and contemporary dance works, with 3–4 premiere productions and 4–5 revivals in the main auditorium each year. The FNB gives some 80 performances per year and is the only full-scale professional ballet company in Finland. The FNB is an international company whose 76 dancers represent more than 20 nationalities. About half of the members are Finnish, most of them trained at the FNB Ballet School. The FNB also has a Youth Group for young dancers.

In the repertoire

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballets

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jorma Elo - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Bright Shadow; Minna Tervamäki; Kimmo Pohjonen
Guest performances

Swan Song & Bright Shadow

Minna Tervamäki – Marita Liulia – Kimmo Pohjonen

Behind the scenes

Ingrid Nemeckova

Principal Ballet Mistress Ingrid Némečková

 My job is to help and support the dancers. No one is successful all the time, and it is important to be there for them when things don’t go as they should.

News

Award-winning Finnish novel Ice is adapted into an opera

In January 2019 the Finnish National Opera will host the world premiere of a new opera from Finland based on Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s bestselling novel Ice. The novel was awarded the Finlandia prize, Finland’s most prestigious literary award, in 2012.
Patrick Fourmillier

A new Principal Guest Conductor at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Conductor Patrick Fournillier will start as the National Opera and Ballet’s Principal Guest Conductor in the coming season.
rehearsal room

Anna Kelo to direct the new Ring cycle at FNO

The new Finnish productions of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen will be staged at National Opera from 2019 to 2021. Anna Kelo has been selected to direct the epic sequence, which will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
More news

Performers in the introduction

Kansallisbaletin tanssijat

Dancers

orkesteri

Orchestra

Kenneth Greve

Kenneth Greve

Artistic Director of the Ballet

Finnish National Opera Ballet School

Balettioppilaitos syksy 2015

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