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Vartiainen, Sami

Date of birth 6.8.1969
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Training Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1988-1992.
Engagements Helsinki Dance Company: dancer (1993 - 1996)
Choreographed Bess (28.7.2000)
Mystic's dream (6.10.2001)
Taru sormusten herrasta
The Detective
Vladivakin paluu
Work as a dancer 3T (1994)
Ballet mécanique (1998)
EXHIBO (1992)
The land of Faravid (1998)
Hobitti (2001)
Hyrrä (1992)
Keppi (1995)
Kuoleman tanssi (1991)
Leonardo: Disciple (1996)
Musical Mystery Tour (2000)
The Tempest_03 (2003)
Mystic's dream (2001)
Neste (1993)
Handy Hints Land (2000)
Paikka jolla seisot (1994)
Sea rail (1997)
Girl and a Dancing Bear (Kuusela): The Bear, Passer-by, The Circus Manager (1993)
Ur (1998)
Guardian of the Night (1992) (1992)
Guardian of the Night - pilgrimage of seven souls (2001) (2001)
Other artistic work Work as a dancer in theatre and opera: M. Butterfly, dir. Ron Sossi, chor. Tommi Kitti, Helsinki City Theatre 1993; Phantom of the Opera, dir. Ritva Holmberg, chor. Marjo Kuusela, Helsinki City Theatre 1993; The Yellow Engine, dir. Kari Heiskanen, Helsinki City Theatre 1994; War and Peace, dir. Kaisa Korhonen, Helsinki City Theatre 1994; Mambo Kings, dir. Markku Nenonen, Helsinki City Theatre 1994; West Side Story, dir. Raija-Sinikka Rantala, chor. Marjo Kuusela, Helsinki City Theatre 1996; The Jungle Book, dir. Kimmo Kahra, chor. Ari Tenhula, Helsinki City Theatre 1997; Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci, dir. Kari Heiskanen, chor. Sami Saikkonen, Savonlinna Opera Festival 1997; Les Miserables, dir. Kurt Nuotio, chor. Marjo Kuusela, Helsinki City Theatre 1999; King Lear, dir. Kari Heiskanen, Finnish National Opera 2000; Lapualaisooppera, dir. Raija-Sinikka Rantala, chor. Liisa Risu, 2000; The Last Temptations, dir. Jussi Tapola, chor. Marjo Kuusela, Finnish National Opera 2001; Arabella (Richard Strauss), dir. Lisbeth Landefort, chor. Aku Ahjolinna, The Finnish National Opera 2002.
Work as a teacher: Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland, Finnish National Opera Ballet School, Itä-Suomen Liikuntaopisto, The Union of Finnish Dance Artists, Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Koko Theatre, Helsinki Dance Institute, dance school Tanssivintti, Dance Studio Footlight.
Grants and awards Grants: Timo and Klaus Salin Fund 1991, Alfred Kordelin Foundation 1996, 1998; The Cultural Office of City of Helsinki 1998, 2001; Finnish Cultural Foundation 2002.