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CV - Niina Airaksinen

EDUCATION:

Education

DANCE:

Choreography
Dance
Teaching
Grants

MUSIC:

Education
Musician

Projects abroad

MULTIMEDIA:

Video production,
Photography
Graphic design.,
Web-design,
Cd-rom + animation



EDUCATION / TRAINING

1986 - 88

High School Diploma

Tapiola High School, Espoo, Finland
1988 - 91
 

Dancer-Choreographer

  London Contemporary Dance School
10/-95, 06/-96   Training in New York


  Cunningham Studios,  Steps On Broadway,
Dance Space, Martha Graham School
2000-05   Bachelor of Business Administration  / Multimedia
 
  Turku Polytechnic / Business and Media Dept.
2013   BASI Pilates Mat Teacher   BASI Pilates Training Program /
(Body Arts and Science International, www.basipilates.com )
 
2013+2014   Alpine skiing & Snowboard Instructor

  Finnish National Association of Ski Instructors
2014-2015   Artisan / Landscape gardening

  Omnia, Espoo
 
2015-2017   Artisan / Cabinetmaker
  Omnia, Espoo

ARTISAN WORK EXPERIENCE


2017

STARA, Helsinki


Carpenter trainee, 9 weeks, summer job
Building and renovation of city-owned buildings and furniture Stara building


2017

Giuseppe Rivadossi, ITALY


Woodwork internship, 5 weeks
High-end design furniture, www.habito-gr.it


2016   Culture Ministery of Denmark


  Landscape gardening internship, 6 weeks
The Danish Royal castle parks; gardening and maintaining the parks according the baroque aesthetics
Photos and stories | Newspaper article (Finnish)


2016-   Ninarte   Own wood projects ninarte.fi/en/carpentry/

CHOREOGRAPHY   &   PRODUCTIONS


2012-14

Nordic Roots   >>

- exploring the Nordic history, nature and mentality
- 6 dancers  +  4 jazz-musicians
- premiere 9.8.2014 Åbo Svenska Teater, Finland
 
2013

VIDEO "Villa Marjaniemi"  >>

- artistic presentation of Villa Marjaniemi in Ruissalo, Turku
- premiere 15.5.2013 Villa Marjaniemi Opening
 
2012-13

SOJIKU VIDEO works  >>

- video works combining dance, ceramics and light
- Japanese themes; adjacency of hectic urban life and zen
- collaboration with ceramist Päivi Rintaniemi www.amfora.fi
  (winner of Praemio Faenza 2013, Italy)
- shows in StPetersburg Design Week 2013,
  Seinäjoki Tango Festival 30yr Jubilé 2014

2011

SOJIKU 4 -evenings   >>

- SOJIKU 4, Finnish-Japanese collaborative evening:
   "Sansui" and "CatB" chor. Yuzo Ishiyama www.info-api.com
- in Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture -program
- premiere 22.3.2011 Manilla Theatre, Turku

2010

Sansui Flowing Stone    >>

- SOJIKU 2, Japan-themed trio
   the strong contrasts in Japanese culture;
   the fierce grounded power vs. flowing sensuality |
   rigid norms vs. innovativenes | the extrudity vs. minimalism
   and the interface between light and shadow
- premiere 11.3.2010 Manilla Theater, Turku Finland

2009 Mokugo - Loaded Silence   >>

- SOJIKU 1, Japan-themed solo
- the intensity of a pause and empty space (the Japanese mah),
  interface between light and shadow
- premiere 26.9.2009, Jyväskylä City Theater / TimeToDance-festival

2008 Time At All Times

- Synthesis of Medieval music and contemporary dance
- in collaboration with Satu Tuittila
- live-musicians Uli Korhonen and Anneliina Koskinen
- premiere 9.4.2008 The Turku Castle

2002 Chau Paris!   >>
- Argentinean stage tango with the Bandola Orchestra
- in collaboration with dance partner Toni Mäenpää / Mikko Ahti
- premiere 10.5.2002 Savoy Theater, Helsinki

1997 Dance.exe - funky space adventure for teenagers / The Sun Ballet Co.
- in collaboration with Mikko Ahlgren and Harri Alatalo
- premiere 1997 Manilla Theater, Turku

 

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DANCER


 

 
2012

Finnish-Italian-Russian COLLABORATION: "Farasha" & "4seasons"
Live Performers Meeting, ROME

Contemporary dance / improvisation

 
2011

Dance Development / Anu Sistonen : "Cell Dance"  
Contemporary dance

 
2011

Niina Airaksinen Dance Productions / SOJIKU 4 -evenings:  >>>
"CatB", chor. Yuzo Ishiyama

"Sansui", chor. Airaksinen
Contemporary dance

+ co-choreograher
2009 - 12

Airaksinen: "Mokugo - Loaded Silnece"   >>>
Contemporary dance

+ choreographer
2009

Alan Danielson Dance Co /  New York, USA
Contemporary dance /  "A Way Here", chor.Danielson

 
2005 - 08 Freelance-productions  / 
Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland

Contemporary dance  (4 productions)
Chor. Maija Hoisko, Satu Tuittila, Katja Hartikainen, Airaksinen

+ choreographer
2004 - 07 Guest artisit / The Sun Ballet Co.
Contemporary dance  (3 productions)

 
2002 - 09 Bandola Orchestra: "Chau Paris! " 
Argentinean stage tango,  with partner Mikko Ahti
(Ks. Photos & videos)

+ choreographer
2004 Barker Theater / Marjan Raar: "Silent Waters" 
Contemporary dance  (improvisation)

 
06-09 / 2000 Compagnia Egri-Bianco Danza   / Turin, Italy
Raphael Bianco: "Al di lá del tempo"
Modern ballet

 
1999 - 05 Turku City THeater
Musicals / 4 productions:
"Pyhä keikka", "Little Horrorshop", "Ankkurilyhty", "Sweet Charity"

+ singer
1996 - 99 The Sun Ballet Co.
Contemporary dance  
Tours in Finland, Germany, Russia

+ singer, choreographer

1991 - 96

Freelance-productions in Helsinki and Turku
Contemporary dance
Chor. Tiina Borgsten, Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo,
Sinikka Gripenberg, Nina Renvall, Marjan Raar

+ singer

1990 BBC 2 / Video productions, London, GB
Improvisational solo / modern dance
 

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TEACHER






05 / 2003

Fonty's Dance Academy  Tillburg, Holland

Guest

1994-96, 2000- Turku Academy of Art   /    dance pedagogy

Guest
1994-96,  *2003- Turku Conservatory    /  Dance Dept.

Teacher,   *Guest
1991-94 Helsinki Dance Academy 

Teacher
06/-94, 03/-95 Elwa Molin Dance (Tampere) Guest

GRANTS

2014
2014
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012

2012

2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2010
2010
2010
2009
2009
2009

2009

Regional Dance Center of Western Finland
Danish Embassy in Finland
Svenska Kulturfonden
Finnish Dance Commité
Finnish Music Commité
TOP Fund
South-West Finland Arts Commité
South-West Finland Culture Fund
City of Turku / Cultural Commité
Finnish Dance Commité
AVEK D2-idea contest / PRICE
Nordic Culture Point

Regional Dance Center of Western Finland

EU Japan Fest
Alfred Kordelin Foundation
Finnish Cultural Ministry
Finnish Dance Commité
Youkobo Art Center, Tokyo Japan (residence)
South-West Finland Arts Commité
Regional Dance Center of Western Finland
Turku 2011 Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation
South-West Finland Arts Commité
Kone Foundation / Saari Residence

Finnish Dance Commité

Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots
Nordic Roots / demo in Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf
Nordic Roots / Digital staging plan
Nordic Roots / visit to Denmark

Visit to Rome Italy

SOJIKU IV
SOJIKU series
SOJIKU visits to StPetersburg
SOJIKU visits to StPetersburg
SOJIKU III
SOJIKU III
SOJIKU II
SOJIKU series
SOJIKU series
SOJIKU I
SOJIKU series

Travel grant to New York / dance work
 

 

 
2008
2007
2006

Regional Dance Center of Western Finland
Finnish Dance Commité
South-West Finland Culture Fund

"Time At All Times"
"Time At All Times"
"Time At All Times"
 

 

 
2007

South-West Finland Arts Commité

Video documentation of dance performances
2003

Regional Dance Center of Western Finland

"Solo for two" (chor. Satu Tuittila)
2003

Finnish Dance Commité

"Solo for two" (chor Satu Tuittila)
2003

Finnish-Swedish Cultural Foundation

"Silent Waters" (by MArjan Raar)
2003

Finnish Dance Commité

Dance work in Barker Theater (chor Nina Renvall)
2002

South-West Finland Arts Commité

Dance work in Barker Theater (chor Nina Renvall)
1999

Turku Theater Association

Acting for dancers -chourse
1995

South-West Finland Culture Fund

Dance training in New York
1992

Espoo Music Academy

Singing


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MUSIC TRAINING

1976-78

Clarinet

Jyväskylä School Orchestra
(+private lessons) 

1978-85

Piano

Central Finland Conservatorium (JKL) 
/ Marja Pöyry, Sirpa Äikää

1987-88, 91-92  

Classical singing

  Espoo Music Academy / Maaria Virmavirta

1988-91  

Classical singing

  Private lessons in London / Elisabeth Kyberdt

1999-2000  

Pop-jazz -singing

  Turku Music Academy / Tuire Mellanen

2000  

Jazz-singing

  Antti Kujanpää

2006-08  

Pop-Jazz -singing

  Minna-Liisa Tammela

MUSIC ACTIVITIES

1986-90 Choir singing
1988-90 London Philharmonic Choir
(with ao. Georg Solti and Simon Rattle)
London
1986-87 Candomino Choir Espoo, Finland
1986 Delaware All-State Chorus USA
1985-86 Dover High Scool Chorus USA


1991 -

Singer in dance productions and musicals
(ao. by Mikko Väärälä "The Queen and the City of Ice"
www.myspace.com/mikkovaarala  + click "The Queen...")

 

2000-

Band activities  in variouse ensembles / jazz, pop, ever-greens / weddings and other occations

 

2004

Singing ensemble   Åbo Pilipali Flickor   (quartet: jazz, pop)

 

2009 - Singing ensemble  SixTime   (sextet; jazz)     www.sixtime.fi


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PROJECTS ABROAD

2012
2012
2012
2012
2011-2012
2011
2010
02-06 / 2005
05 / 2003
06-09 / 2000
10/1995, 06/1996
1988-91
1985-86

Tanzmesse, Germany / NordicRoots-production / Open Rehearsal and promotion
Performance-visit to Rome Italy / LPM Rome 2012
Filmings in StPetersburg / SOJIKU3-video work
Production-trip to Denmark + IETM Copenhagen 2012
Performance-visits in St.Petersburg / "Mokugo" (SOJIKU1)
IETM Stockholm 2011
Production and filming -trip to Japan (SOJIKU)
Multimedia in a Greek marine organization Archipelagos Agaiou
Dance teaching in Tilburg Holland /  Fonty's Dance Academy
Dance work in Turin Italy / Compagnia Egri-Bianco Danza
Dance training in New York
Dance studies in London / London Contemporary Dance School
Exchange student in Dover, Delaware, USA




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MULTIMEDIA

VIDEO :  VIMEO NadpDance
   ::  2012-2014  SOJIKU 3 -video works
   ::  2005-2010 video documentations + promos /
       Regional Dance Center of Western Finland
   ::  2002 + 2008  concert videos and promo-dvd's /  Bandola Orchestra
   ::  2006 Documentary of a dance artist Satu Tuittila
   ::  2006- video documentations and promos / Dance Theater ERI
   ::  2004- video documentations The AB Dance Co.
   ::  2003-04 video documentations / Barker Theater
   ::  2003 Documentary of a painter Helena Ruusulaakso


PHOTOGRAPHY : 
   ::  Dance: Freelance productions, The AB Dance Co., Turku Conservatoire
   ::  2003-2010  Dance photography 


GRAPHIC DESIGN:
   ::  Posters, flayers, programs, business cards, dvd-booklets..
   ::  Graphic design 


WEB-DESIGN : 
   ::  2011-2014  Vocal ensemble Sixtime
   ::  2010   www.niinaairaksinen.net/e/sansui  Japan-themed dance work  (+photography)
   ::  2009   www.niinaairaksinen.net/ladattuhiljaisuus   Japan-themed dance solo
   ::  2009   www.ulikontukorhonen.com   Soprano Uli Kontu-Korhonen
   ::  2008    www.kuntofysio.fi   Turku Physio Clinic   (+photography)
   ::  2004-08   Turku Physio Clinic   (+photography)
   ::  2002   www.bandola.org   Bandola Orchestra   (+photography)
   ::  2003-2007   The Finnish Dance Association


 CD-ROM + animation  (Flash) : 
   ::  2005  "Marine World of the Aegean Sea"  (in Greece)
   ::  2003   Barker Teatterin esittely  (as a team work)



 

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