The spring gala in May at Almi Hall culminates the academic year’s hard work for the pupils and vocational students of the Ballet School. The repertoire includes both classical ballet and contemporary dance.
Students in vocational education will perform a new work choreographed by Mammu Rankanen, specially created for the Ballet School. The entire institution is involved in August Bournonville’s ballet classic A Folk Tale, with training provided to the students by Bournonville expert and former Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet, Dinna Bjørn.
The Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
The Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet is a national institution specialised in teaching classical ballet. It provides wide-ranging education of the highest standard from basic education in the arts to vocational studies for tomorrow’s professional dancers. The Ballet School has more than 180 students from 7 to 8 year-old ballet beginners to vocational students pursuing a professional qualification in dance. It is based in the Opera House premises in Helsinki.