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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 83 dancers represent more than 23 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

Les Nuits – The Nights

Les Nuits – The Nights

Behind the scenes of the National Ballet

Finnish National Ballet was invited to join the 4th World Ballet Day on 5 Oct 2017. Watch what happened behind the scenes of the National Ballet with artistic director Kenneth Greve!

News

Don Quixote

Evli Bank and Finnish National Opera and Ballet to start co-operation

Evli Bank, which specialises in investments, started co-operation with the National Opera and Ballet at the beginning of 2018. The values shared by the two include the highest level of professionalism, as well as premium quality, Finnish origin, and strong international networks. Extraordinary experiences that can be offered to Evli’s customers, personnel and other stakeholders are central to this partnership. At the same time, Evli is proud to support Finnish culture, creativity and expertise.
Madeleine Onne

Madeleine Onne appointed Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet

Madeleine Onne has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet. The Board of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet made their final decision in a meeting held today, Tuesday October the 10th. The Board invited the personnel groups of the Opera and Ballet to share their views on the appointment, and their statements were unanimously positive. Onne will start her new position in August 2018.
Ice

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.
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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

Are you interested in studying ballet?

Finnish National Opera Ballet School offers dance teaching for all ages.

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