Minna Tervamäki Susan Tuulosniemi


Minna Tervamäki  


Minna Tervamäki is a dancer étoile with the Finnish National Ballet. During her career of nearly 30 years she has performed in leading roles of nearly all of the most distinguished roles of classical ballet, such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Onegin. Tervamäki has also danced central roles in several ballets by George Balanchine and in works by several significant modern choreographers – for example William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Jirˇí Kyliánin and Mats Ek, Jorma Elo and Jorma Uotinen. She has collaborated with choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl and performed in his pieces in Boulder, New York and Helsinki. Tervamäki has performed in different award galas in Finland as well as abroad. Since her retirement from the Finnish National Ballet in 2012 her activities have emphasized more and more in cross-artistic collaboration.

Minna Tervamäki received the respected Philip Morris Dance Flower Award in 1997, the Edvard Fazer -award in 2000, the Libris Award in 2006 and the Imatra Ballet Gala recognition award in 2009. In autumn 2011 she was awarded with The Knight of the White Rose of Finland and in October 2011 with The Finnish Musicians Union recognition award.

Currently Minna Tervamäki works as a private entrepreneur. In addition to her artistic work as choreographer and dancer she teaches among other things dance, relaxation skills and Minna’s Methods as well as gives lectures in companies and hosts different functions.


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