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Vera Ortiz, Favela

Date of birth 19.9.1972
Profession Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training Degree programme in choreography, Danshögskolan, Stockholm 1998-2001; Theatre Academy of Finland, Continuing Education Centre, studies in theatre and dance (16 credits), 1996-1997, 2002; Training Theatre Rikka, Vantaa Dance Institute 1995-1996, 1992-1994; Dance Forum 1994-1995, dance programme of Karjaa Folk High School 1991-1992, free-placer at the dance school Tanssivintti 1990-1991.

Courses:
Choreography (Susan Rethorst), Side Step Festival 2007; Contemporary (Arja Raatikainen), 2006; Contact improvisation (Felix Ruckert), 2005; Flowing - series of movement laboratories to dance professionals, Continuing Education Centre of the Theatre Academy of Finland 2004; Writing with the body (Diana Theodores), Side Step Festival 2003; contemporary dance (Katri Soini), Kuopio Dance Festival 2000; repertoire (chor. Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker), Rörelsen är en kvinna Festival 2000; contemporary dance and repertoire (chor. Trisha Brown), Dansens Hus, Tukholma 2000; improvisation (Ria Higler, Ervi Sirén), Oslo 1999; modern dance, Buenos Aires, Argentiina 1998; contemporary dance and improvisation (Katie Duck), Side Step Festival 1998; contemporary dance and improvisation (Katri Soini, Ervi Sirén), Full Mon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi 1996; contemporary dance, Paris, e.g. in Studio Harmonic, Peter Goss Studio, Menagérie de Verre, 1994, 1996, 1997.
Choreographed Ällöö tää laav (7.3.2010)
Almat (Ortiz) (9.8.2002)
Alue (8.9.2005)
AVELAB (8.5.2002)
Burin (22.7.2003)
Deux (3.6.1999)
Entre Tierras (23.5.2009)
Equuleus (29.4.2014)
GRID 9 (2013)
Haikko (20.12.2004)
Hakka (16.3.2003)
KomproMISSI (4.11.2006)
Choreographer's appointment (8.11.2007)
La chasse (10.6.2014)
La Seule (4.11.2006)
Les Deux (22.7.2003)
Medeamedeamedea (16.12.2000)
Moerae (5.5.2007)
Moerae X (24.9.2008)
Myoclonic (2013)
Opus Corpus (29.7.2005)
Personal Dictionary (3.5.2005)
Point (25.10.2003)
Revir (22.7.2003)
Sisu (27.8.2006)
ZQNE (16.5.2001)
Work as a dancer Burin (2003)
Les Deux (2003)
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer in theatre:
Ronya, the Robber's Daughter, Törnävä Summer Theatre 2006; Vahva Hannu, dir. Sanna Fransman, theatre group of the Pasila Activity Center for the Disabled, Studio Pasila of the Helsinki City Theatre 2006; Peter Pan, dir. Sarianne Paasonen, Törnävä Summer Theatre 2004; Aladdin, dir. Sarianne Paasonen, Rauma City Theatre 2001; Pippi Långstrump, dir. Sarianne Paasonen, Törnävä Summer Theatre 2000; Snow White and the Seven Drawfs, dir. Sarianne Paasonen, Törnävä Summer Theatre 1999; Mestaritonttu, dir. Viktor Drevitski, Gloria Theatre 1997.

Choreographies for students:
Pointpointpointpoint, Dance Programme of the Karjaa Folk High School 2004; Leggeramente con pausa, Dance Programme of the Karjaa Folk High School 2004; ZOOMING, Introdans Programme of the Karjaa Folk High School 2003; Tyhjäkäyntiä, dir. Ulla Nevanlinna, Espoo School of Performing Arts 2002; AVELAB, Training Theatre Rikka of Vantaa Dance Institute 2001.

Other work as a choreographer:
MinÄÄ (moving installation), Tanssisavotta, Mäntyharju 2005; TEXTBOX (moving installation), in collaboration with dancer Jattamarie Rauhaluoto and poet Tommi Parkko, Jattanssi Studio, Poet Week in Varsinais-Suomi 2004; This is my bag, (moving installation), Stockholm 2001.

Work as a teacher:
movement workshops 2001 onwards, e.g. in Dance Theatre Raatikko, Art House Little Aurora, University of Helsinki's dance group, Performing Arts School of Espoo; Rörelseverkstad, Stockholm 1999-2000; short courses (contemporary dance, movement workshops, repertoire), Stockholm 1999 – 2000; UNKOR – Ungt Konstnärligt Råd, Stockholm 1999-2000 (workshops, performances e.g.).
Grants and awards Grants:
National Council for Dance, 2006; National Artist Council, 2006; Kulturfonden för Sverige och Finland 2006, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 2005, The Swedish Cultural Foundation 2005, 2008 (1-year artistic grant); The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2005; The Nordic Cultural Foundation 2004; National Council for Dance 2002, 2004, 2005 ; Central Arts Council 2002, 2003 (travel grant), 2003; Clara Lachmanns Stiftelse, Sweden 2002; Norsk Kulturråd 2004.

Awards:
Arktiset Askeleet dance event, Oulu 1995 (for the solo choreography Pimeä).
Other Information Positions of trust: member of the board of the Union of Finnish Dance Artists 2006 - 2008; artistic member of the board of Vantaa Dance Institute 2006 onwards.