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Hammarén, Mikko

Date of birth 21.7.1970
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Email mikkosan@hotmail.com
Training Dance Theatre of Kajaani 1977 – 1988 (classical ballet, modern dance, jazz dance); Folk dance club of Soidinsuo 1977 – 1988 (Finnish-Carelian-Russian folk dances); Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1988 – 1990, MA in Dance 2005.
Courses: Kuopio Dance Festival 1983 – 1988, teachers including Marita Ståhlberg, Clay Taliaferro, Ilkka Lampi; Pineapple Studios, London, 1988, teachers including Libby Rose, Steward Arnolds, Paul Henry, Nickey Bentley; Body Control courses, Stockholm 1991 (3 months); Cull Ballet's morning classes, Stockholm 1992 (3 months).
Engagements North Star: dancer (1991 - 1991)
North Star: dancer (1991 - 1991)
North Star: dancer (1991 - 1991)
Riksteatern: dancer (1992 - 1992)
Riksteatern: dancer (1992 - 1992)
Riksteatern: dancer (1992 - 1992)
Marie Brolin-Tani Danseteater: dancer (1992 - 1993)
Marie Brolin-Tani Danseteater: dancer (1992 - 1993)
Marie Brolin-Tani Danseteater: dancer (1992 - 1993)
Bal Du Moulin Rouge: dancer, soloist replacer (1994 - 1996)
Bal Du Moulin Rouge: dancer, soloist replacer (1994 - 1996)
Bal Du Moulin Rouge: dancer, soloist replacer (1994 - 1996)
Bal Du Moulin Rouge: dancer, soloist, dance captain (1998 - 1999)
Bal Du Moulin Rouge: dancer, soloist, dance captain (1998 - 1999)
Bal Du Moulin Rouge: dancer, soloist, dance captain (1998 - 1999)
Choreographed KaksiNaista (12.9.2003)
Work as a dancer Kivien kätkemä (2004)
Kuoleman tanssi (1991)
Malja auringolle
Muistojen huone (2003)
Musti ja Misse
Päästä! (1988)
Devils and Angels (2004)
Syli (2004)
Toukokuu
Tuoli
Other artistic work Other work as a dancer abroad:
Rigoletto (opera), Jyske Opera, Århus 1993; Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Ft. Lauredale, Florida - dancer/soloist, Cruiser Royal Viking Sun 1997 (12 months); Selection International Productions, Genova - soloist, three different shows, 1999 – 2000, soloist/dance captain, Cruiser Costa Victoria 2000 (10 months); Peter Grey Terhune Productions, Cocoa Beach, Florida - soloist/dance captain, Cruiser Radisson Seven Seas Mariner (10 kk).
Other work as a choreographer:
African, Dance Theatre of Kajaani 2000; Diggin' on James Brown, Dance Theatre of Kajaani 2000; Attitudes (dance and fashion show), chor., dir. and planning, 2002; Lady Marmelade, Dance Sport Association Kajaanin Casamba 2002; Raitaa, Dance Theatre of Kajaani 2004; Yenne-Ya, Dance Theatre of Kajaani 2004; Huhtavelho, comp. Jukka Viitasaari, conductor Marjo Kaisanlahti, Dance Theatre of Kajaani/Kainuu Music Institute 2004.
Work as a teacher:
Sukset Ristiin Susirajalla dance event, Nurmes 1988; Oulu Conservatory, dance programme 1998 (intensive course on jazz dance); Kajaanin Casamba 2002 (intensive course on show jazz dance); Theatre of Kajaani/Kainuu Music Institute, 2002 onwards (contemporary dance, jazz dance); courses on physical expression for the amateur actors involved in the 3xShakespeare project, Kajaani 2004; Kianta Institute, Suomussalmi 2004 onwards (children's dance, contemporary dance, jazz dance); Sonja Tammela Dance Institute, Lappeenranta 2004 (intensive course on show jazz dance).
Founding member of Routa Company.
Other Information Positions of trust: member of the board of the Routa – Professional Dancers of Kajaani Association 2002 - 2005; member of the board of the PRO – Kajaanin Taidetalo Association 2002 onwards; Dance Theatre of Kajaani, secretary of the board of directors 2005 onwards.