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Räsänen, Riikka

Date of birth 24.6.1967
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Country Finland
Training MA in Dance, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1992; Nikolais and Louis Dance Lab, New York 1991-1992; Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1986-1990; Espoo Ballet School 1977-1986.
Engagements Compagnie Blanca Li: dancer (1993 - 1994)
Compagnie Blanca Li: dancer (1993 - 1994)
Compagnie Blanca Li: dancer (1993 - 1994)
Work as a dancer Ah ja voih (1995)
Bach II (1992)
Dinner is served (1992)
The land of Faravid (1998)
Gestos Transitorios (1991)
Hau Hau II (1994)
Hau Hau! (1993)
Himo ja tuho (1996)
Joshua (1992)
Kodinkonetanssi (1991)
Comments (1998)
Krystallos (1994)
Kylmäntähti (1992)
Macchiato (2002)
Miltä nukkumatti näyttää? (2002)
Musical Mystery Tour (2000)
Näkki (Railo) (2004)
Narrin Uni (1995)
Nefer Nefer (2000)
Nectar (2003)
Ohikiitävät kuviot (1990)
Ohimennen (1995)
Ooh, what a lovely museum! (1992)
Proposiciones (1991)
Sanctum (1992)
The Pig Ballet: Ceriman, Sorrow the black pig, Hen (2001)
Smile (1999)
The Extended Family: the official mother, the Snow Queen, trumps (2006)
Annual Rings (2014)
Yön harhaa (1993)
Other artistic work 2008 onwards works mainly as a director's assistant and choreographer's assistant (The Finnish National Opera, Helsinki City Theatre).
Work as a dancer in Helsinki City Theatre:
Kohtaaminen Älykkään naisen kanssa, dir. Juha Hemanus, 1996; West Side Story, dir. Raija-Sinikka Rantala, 1996; Pieni rooli, dir. Pekka Laiho, 1997; Macbeth, dir. Kama Ginkas, 1997; The Jungle Book, dir. Kimmo Kahra, 1997; Cinderella, dir. Kurt Nuotio, chor. Javier Torres 2003;
Work as a dancer in operas:
Mario and the Magician, dir. Hegyi Arpad, Finnish National Opera 1992; The Troubadour, dir. Kalle Holmberg, Finnish National Opera 2000; The Last Temptations, dir. Jussi Tapola, Finnish National Opera 2001, La Rondine, dir. Jussi Tapola, Finnish National Opera 2002; Faust, dir. Vilpu Kiljunen, Savonlinna Opera Festival 2002; Matka Reimsiin, dir. Dario Fo, The Finnish National Opera 2003; Il viaggio a Reims, dir. Dario Fo, Genova 2003; Katja Kabanova, dir. Kari Heiskanen, The Finnish National Opera 2004; The Canine Kalevala, dir. Minna Vainikainen, Savonlinna Opera Festival 2004.
Work as a dancer in television:
Kodinkonetanssi, dir. Kiti Luostarinen 1992; Krystallos, dir. Anna-Kaarina Kiviniemi 1996.
Work as an actress in television:
Joulukalenteri, dir. Irja Ranin 1985; Lumisade, dir. Anssi Mänttäri 1990; Jorma Laine, dir. Anssi Mänttäri 1996; Team Ahma, dir. Taneli Mäkelä 1997-1998.
Work as an actress in films:
Idylli, dir. Markku Pölönen 1988; Onnenmaa, dir. Markku Pölönen 1992; Palkkasoturi, dir. Anssi Mänttäri 1997; Pieniä eroja, dir. Mari Rantasila 2002.
Work as a teacher (contemporary dance):
Helsinki Workers' Institute 1987-1989, Savonlinna Music Institute 1990-1991, Puruvesi Open College 1990-1991, Kerava Dance School 1990-1991, Helsinki Dance Institute 1993, 1995-1996, 2000-2001; Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth 1994, 2001; dance school Tanssivintti 1994, 2000-2001; Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1994-1998, 2000-2001; Jazz Dance School Tamara Rasmussen 1995, Helsinki City Theatre 1996, 1998, 2001; The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1996-1998, The Cultural Office of the City of Helsinki 1997-1998.
Grants and awards Awards: Espoo Lions Club 1986, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 1990, Arts Council of Uusimaa 1991, National Council for Dance 1992, 1996; Finnish Cultural Foundation 1996, The Cultural and Library Committee of Helsinki 2000.