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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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballets

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jorma Elo - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Ballets

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Wayne Eagling and Toer van Schayk – Peter Tchaikovsky
Moomin and the Magician's Hat
Ballets

Moomin and the Magician’s Hat

Tove Jansson – Kenneth Greve – Tuomas Kantelinen

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

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.
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.
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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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