Auri Ahola - Tero Saarinen Company

Auri Ahola


Auri Ahola trained at the Finnish National Ballet School and worked in Finnish National Ballet in 2004–2013. She performed in classical ballets, neoclassical and contemporary works by Tero Saarinen, Ohad Naharin and Jiří Kylián among others. Since 2013 Ahola has worked as a freelancer in Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin, Raekallio Corp., Pori Dance Company and Tero Saarinen Company. Auri has created short works with artists such as Jay Gilligan and Minna Pensola and performed in Finland and abroad. Ahola has also studied Ohad Naharin’s technique in Tel Aviv, Israel. Ahola is currently living in Inari, Lapland where she creates her own work and graduated from studying Sami language. She has danced with Tero Saarinen Company since 2016.

``Auri Ahola’s stunning virtuosity and intensity had the audience holding their breath. --- Eero Vesterinen and Auri Ahola’s wild duet was magnetic”

- Teatteri & Tanssi + sirkus, 5/2016 (Finland) about MESH

``--- unpredictably fluid, so too were the dancers — Auri Ahola, Misa Lommi and David Scarantino — as they wavered between sociability and individuality. Departure and loss became the affecting inevitables.``

- Los Angeles Times, 21 January 2018 (USA) / Zimmermann Trio

``In terms of dance and expressiveness the Company’s three female soloists, Satu Halttunen, Auri Ahola and Natasha Lommi, already made the biggest impression on me in their separate solos, but especially in their powerful group scenes. They have the formal skills, but that does not stop their personalities coming through.”

Hufvudstadsbladet, 14 October 2016 (Finland) about MESH