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Soini, Katri

Date of birth 19.9.1965
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Country Finland
Training Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1983-1987, MA in Dance 1988;
University of Utah, Department of Dance 1987 (scholarship);
Movement research center, Limon-institute, Susan Klein-school of dance, New York 1994;
American Dance Festival (ADF), International Choreographers Residency-program (ICR) Durham, North-Carolina 1996 (scholarship), New York 2006.
Courses:
Kuopio Dance Festival 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980 , 1983, 1984, 1993, 1997;
gymnastics teacher courses of the Finnish Gymnastics and Fitness Association 1980, 1982;
Budapest International dance course 1985.
Choreographed Disturbance (24.11.1999)
Kolmas Varoitus
Kolme huonetta (2010)
Polkka Mollissa (24.9.1993)
Ranskalainen aamiainen (20.4.1995)
The Girl Who Always Was (8.5.2001)
Unettomat
Viilto (29.4.1999)
Work as a dancer ...that was all I wanted, so I stuck my finger in his eye... (1992)
108 dB (1997)
Ah ja voih (1995)
Time-Quartet (2005)
Quartet for the End of Time (Railo) (2013)
Aikuisten joulukalenteri (2017)
Give me happiness (1996)
Apart (2006)
Sore Point (2011)
Businessman's Lunch (1986)
Café Metro (2008)
Dipolos (2000)
En amor duro (1994)
EXHIBO (1991)
Friedenplatz (2006)
Headbreak (2000)
House of Mrs Wilson (2007)
Red-Letter Days (2003)
Kalevala (Uotinen) (1985)
Katu (2012)
KJp (2000)
Kolme huonetta (2010)
Comments (1998)
Kuka Tahansa Heti Nyt (1996)
Kuukylpyjä (1991)
Labile Mobile (2002)
Leikin alku (2015)
Licking things (2016)
Little Stars (2000)
Loputon satu (1990)
Musta Laatikko (2014)
My Fair Lady (1990)
Neste (1993)
Obsessions (1987)
Creature (2006)
My Country (1992)
One way only (1994)
Opal-D (2000)
Pää-Head (2008)
Pelurit (1990)
The Long Stride and Talk on Dance (2007)
The Sleeping Beauty (Uotinen): Doll, Courtiers, Girl with a violin (1990)
Ranskalainen aamiainen (1995)
Runar (1991)
Sahara (2002)
Tale of a solider (Kitti) (1992)
Reconciliation (1996)
Spiral (2003)
Tight (2017)
The Girl Who Always Was (2001)
Wrong Key... (2003)
White smile (1991)
Viita (Sirén) (2008)
Visible Volumes (2009)
Whip (1992)
Voyeur (1992)
XXX (1995)
Ylva-Lii ja muita kertomuksia (2004)
Other artistic work Work as a teacher:

Kuopio High School of Music and Dance 1987
workers' evening school in Kotka 1988-1989
College of music in Kotka 1988-1989
dance department of the Gymnasium of Kotka 1988-1989
Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth 1989
Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company since 1990
Dance Theatre Raatikko 1997
professional lessons organised by The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1995 onwards
Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1993 onwards
Degree Programme in Dance of the Kuopio Conservatory 1997
Finnish National Opera Ballet School 1996, 2010, 2012–2014
Dansart 2001 onwards
Turku Conservatory of Musc and Dance 2001 onwards
Tanssille Association 2004 onwards (former Tiloja Tanssille Association)
Regionteater, Borås 2010–2011, 2014
Skånes dansteater, Malmö 2011–2012, 2013
Scottish Dance Theatre, Dundee 2012
University of Calgary, Canada, spring 2015

Several shorter working periods in Finnish private dance schools, eg. in The Ballet School of Lappeenranta, dance school Tanssivintti, Helsinki Dance Institute, Liisa Nojonen Dance School;

Workshops:
Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi 1994, 1996;
The Union of Gothenburg Dancers 1995,
Teater og Dans i Norden -organisation, Lithuania 1997

Courses:
Kuopio Dance Festival 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014;
Baltic University Festival, Gdansk 1998; ,
The Union of Estonian Dancers, Käärigu 1999;
Modern Dance Festival of Almaty, Kazakhstan 1999;
Icelandic Ballet School, Reykjavik 1999, Iceland Academy of the Arts 2012;
Art Academy of Riga 2001,
Dansens Hus, Copenhagen 2001;
Norrdans, Härnosand, Sweden 2007, 2009, 2010;
Tseh - Moscow summer school for dance 2007, 2008;
Pirkanmaa Regional dance Centre 2007, Central Finland Regional Dance Center 2012;
Zodiak–Center for New Dance 2008;
Danscentrum, Stockholm 2009;
Royal Swedish Balletschool 2009;
Nordic Ballet Seminar Oslo 2009, Helsinki 2010, 2013;
Samara, Russia 2009;
Vilnius, Lithuania 2008, 2010
P.A.R.T.S. audition Helsinki 2008, 2010,2013

Choreographies for non-professional groups:
Oliver Twist, musical, Kuopio High School of Music and Dance 1987 (Soini's MA diploma work); Hupakot - Scattebrains, dance department of the Gymnasium of Kotka, 1989.

Work as a choreographer's assistant:
Blood Angel, chor. Kenneth Kvanström, Finnish National Ballet 1994.

Member of admission boards: Dance Department of the Turku Conservatory 1993; Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1994, 1995, 1998, 2011, 2012.

Visiting dancer:
Täyttä totta, chor. Marjo Kuusela, Helsinki City Theatre 1993; Dancing Finlandia Live Show 1995, Finsk Afton, coordinator Kenneth Kvanström, Dansens Hus, Stockholm 1992, 1995; AIDS-scala, Helsinki City Theatre 1996, 1997; opening ceremonies of the European Capital of Culture -year of Stockholm 1998; Caida Libre, chor. Sharon Friman, HOP Helsinki 2014.

Soini worked as a trainer of dancer Javier Torres for a competition of modern dance in Nagoya, Japan 1992.
Grants and awards Grants:
Lempäälän koulutustuki ry. and Cultural Committee of City of Lempäälä, several grants, 1983-1987;
Finnish Cultural Foundation 1987, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2004;
Cultural Committee of City of Kotka 1989,
City of Helsinki 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001;
Arts Council of Uusimaa 1992,
National Council for Dance 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001; one-year state grant to artists 1993, five-year state grant to artists 1997-2001, 2002-2006, 2008 - 2012;
Ministry of Education 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999;
Finnish-Swedish Culture Foundation 1997, 1999, 2001, 2006;
Teater og Dans i Norden 1998,
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 1998,
Cultural Committee of City of Espoo 1999,
Icelandic-Finnish Culture Foundation 1999,
Nordic Culture Foundation 1999.

Awards:
State Prize for Merits in Dance (as a member of the Nomadi Productions) 1999,
Tanssin maineteko Award 2007 (granted by the Union of Finnish Dance Artists).

Honorary nominations:
Young Artist of the Year of Finland Festivals 1994.
Literature and articles Articles:
Virve Sutinen. "A dancer as a an auteur". TANSSI 3/97.
Raisa Rauhamaa. "Kenneth Kvarnströmin luottotanssija" TANSSI 2/99. Minna Tawast. "An energetic halt". Finnish Dance in Focus 2004.
Eeva Kauppinen. "En dansare som radierar energi". Danstidningen 2/2005.
Raija Ojala. "Tanssija töissä itsellään". Näytös vailla loppua - Teatterin ja tanssin vuosi 2005. Ed. Kaisa Korhonen, Katri Tanskanen. Like. Helsinki 2005.
Raija Ojala: "Katri Soini - a dancer as a perpetuum mobile". Theatre's people - People's theatre. Ed. Kaisa Korhonen, Katri Tanskanen. Like 2006.
Other Information Position of trust:
member of the board of Helsinki City Theatre Dancers' Association 1989-1991, member of the board of the Union of Finnish Dance Artists 1991-1994, member of the board of Nomadi Productions since 1996.