Collaboration with the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Advanced level students of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet are regularly given the opportunity to explore TERO Technique. Tero Saarinen, Sini Länsivuori and David Scarantino have repeatedly taught second and third year students of the vocational training since 2015.
On top of technique classes, the students have also been introduced to Saarinen’s choreographic repertoire. In addition to performing excerpts of creations in the School’s recitals and ballet galas, some of the students also joined Tero Saarinen Company dancers at TSC’s 20th anniversary season performances in 2016.
Tero Saarinen has also been the featured choreographer for contemporary repertoire for The Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s Summer Intensive. And, TSC has collaborated with the Finnish National Ballet Youth Company. For example, FNBYC members danced in the Finland premiere of Transit (2021).
Tero Saarinen begun his career at the Ballet School and the Finnish National Ballet. As a choreographer, Saarinen has collaborated with the FNB since 1993. Several commissions and other creations by Saarinen have been in the ballet’s repertoire, the most recent being the Finnish National Opera and Tero Saarinen Company’s co-production Kullervo (2015) and Wedge (2022).