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About me

I am multilingual actress with extensive experience in acting in the contexts of both traditional role
work and contemporary theatre. I have worked within theatre in Finnish, Swedish, English and Russian.

I have performed in site-specific performances, contemporary theater
performances, spoken dramas, puppet and object theater performances and dance installations.

I act, perform, direct, write for the stage and work as a mentor/ outiside-eye.

My performances have been seen at both theatre insitutions and museums such as Tehdas Theatre, Grus Grus Theatre, Turku City Theatre, Turku Swedish Theatre and Svenska Teatern Helsinki, The Serlachius museum in Mänttä, Wäinö Aaltonen museum and Turku castle.

Between 2014-2023 I developed the artistic activity of the multidisciplinary, bilingual Turku-based nomad theatre Mental Airlines - Henkinen lentoyhtiö - Det spirituella flygbolaget (Grus Grus Teatteri - Grus Grus Teater). The artistic developement and activity was implemented inside the associations artistic coregroup - consisting of five professional artists in Performing Arts, specialised in different disciplines (puppetry, clowning, dance, acting and dramaturgy).

Studies

 

 

MA in Acting:

2005-2011: I studied Acting in Drama Theatre under professor A.D. Andreyev at SPBGATI (RGISI), St.Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. During 2010-2011 I enjoyed exchange studies in at Uniarts Helsinki Acting departement. The courses at SPBGATI (RGISI) were implemented in Russian, and the one-year exchange programme at Uniarts Helsinki Acting departement in Swedish and Finnish.

BA in Drama pedagogy:

I studied at Turku University of Applied Sciences (Turku Arts Academy) in the department of Theatre and Drama under teachers as Untamo Lepola, Marja Kangas and Minna Haapasalo in 2005-2010

Further training:

2018-20: I was a student at "Taiteellisen ajattelun akatemia" (The academy of artistic thinking), a study programme organised as a co-operation between Cirko (Centre for new circus) and Uniarts Helsinki.

2021-2022: I took part of Stockholm Uniarts (Teaterhögskolan SKH) further education, conducting part-time studies in the course "Developing an Artistic Research Project"

Teaching Arts

Paralell to my artistic practice I teach Acting, Artistic practices, Drama and Storytelling, Audience Development and Applied Arts, both for professionals, professionals to-be and amateurs.

I enjoy the design and implementation of courses, student guidance and supervision in artistic work. I am also good at establishing and nurturing cooperation with guesting lecturers and and cultural institution.

A few places I teach at:

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Novia University of Applied Sciences

Turku University of Applied Sciences - Turku Arts Academy

Kiljavan opisto - Voionmaan opisto

Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect!

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