Annika Hyvärinen


Annika Hyvärinen began her dance career as a scholarship student at Helsingin tanssiopisto in 1985–1997. She continued her studies in Stockholm, at Balettakademien (1997–1999) and Danshögskolan (1999–2000).

Hyvärinen has since danced freelance in Finland, Sweden and Israel. Those she has worked for include Cristina Caprioli, Örjan Andersson, Helena Franzén, Susanna Leinonen, Gunilla Heilborn, Malin Hellkvist-Sellén and Eldad Ben-Sasson. She has been dancing with Tero Saarinen Company since 2011 in productions including Borrowed Light and Kullervo.

``By far the tallest and most imposing individual on stage. You were constantly drawn to her although only once did she perform apart from the ensemble.``

- Berkshire Fine Arts, 16 July 2012 (USA) / Borrowed Light