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Photo: Antti Lahti

Lahti, Laura

Date of birth 5.7.1975
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Country Finland
Email laura.pylkkanen(at)pp.inet.fi
Training Kuopio Senior High School of Music and Dance, dance curriculum 1991-1993; Turku Conservatory of Music and Dance, Dance Department 1993-1995; BA in Dance, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1995-1998; MA in Dance, Theatre Academy of Finland, Department of Dance 1998-1999; Jyväskylä Polytechnic, Vocational Teacher Education 2004-2005; community dance training 2005-2006.
Engagements The AB Dance Company: dancer (1999 - 2003)
Choreographed Puuska (2.6.2006)
Solo with the rocks (2004)
Work as a dancer 5 alkua (2002)
Armon Arpajaiset (1997)
Head Down Flyer (2001)
Hyvä syy hymyillä (1998)
Swan Lake 97 (1997)
Yellow House (1999)
Reality of Six Senses (2000)
Moondrunk (2000) (2000)
Masa Yards 41 (1998)
Minä ja mies (1998)
Onnenpyörä (1996)
The Nutcrakcer (Poolamets) (2002)
Pauke (2003)
Polku Kivinen (2004)
Puuska (2006)
The Ugly duckling (2000)
Nightingale (Lehmussaari) (2001)
Siltaihmisiä (1997)
Skin Friction (1998)
Solo with the rocks (2004)
Something about... (1999)
Stimmen (1998)
Tarxan (1995)
Uniooma (1999)
Valmistumisen tanssi (1999)
Virgo (2001)
Other artistic work Coordinator-dance artist of the Terve Tanssi Project, Regional Dance Center Kuopio 2006 onwards.
Work as a teacher:
Kuopio dance studio 2007 onwards (contemporary dance, creative dance); Kuopio Academy of Music and Dance, visiting teacher 2005 onwards (conteporary dance, feedback on teaching demostrations etc.); Kuopio Senior High School of Music and Dance, visiting teacher 2005 onwards (contemporary dance, feedback etc.); North Carelia Dance Institute, special training class 2004 (contemporary dance, improvisation, actor's work, work analyses); Eastern Finland Sports Institute, Dance Instructor certificate course 2003 (contemporary dance, choreography, knowledge of the professional field), 2004 - 2005 (Mieleni minun tekevi -production, feedback on teacher training, feedback on portfolios); Danza Contemporanea De Camara De Nicaragua, workshop 1999 (contemporary dance, improvisation, choreography); Helsingin Minijellonat Association 1999 (children's dance, creative movement); Vanhamäen toimintakeskus, MLL 1998 (children's dance, creative movement); substitute teacher's posts - Cat People, Joensuu (contemporary dance, jazz dance), Dance Studio Footlight, Helsinki (classical ballet, contemporary dance), Kuopio Dance Studio (classical ballet).
Work in projects:
Dance Center of North Carelia -project 2003 - 2005, Keinu community art project 2004 - 2005 (with children of foreign backrounds and with eldery people), Majakkaperävaunu children's culture project 2003 - 2005, Kulttuurijuna - Finnish-Russian cooperation project 2003, development cooperation project, KEPA/PAND - Artists for Peace in Finland association, Managua, Nicaragua (worked also as a visiting dancer); international choreography cooperation project, ELIA dance branche, Belgium 1998.
Other work as a choreographer:
Mieleni minun tekevi, Eastern Finland Sports Institute 2005; Paperipersoona, children's culture project Majakkaperävaunu 2004; Louhi ja kultanainen, Youth Theatre Floppi 2004; Avoin väylä, Eastern Finland Sports Institute, Dance Instructor certificate course 2003; The Run, Eino Salmelainen Stage, Tampere 1995.
Grants and awards Grants: Central Arts Council, travel grant 1999; Department of Dance of the Theatre Academy of Finland 1999, KokoTheatre Association 1997.
Other Information Former Pylkkänen.
Regional artist in dance of the Province of North Carelia 2003 - 2005.
Positions of trust:
founding member and member of the board of KokoTheater, 1997 - 1998; dancer-member of the artistic committee of the Sun Ballet Co 1999-2002; member of the Ministry of Education's working group on the regional centers for dance 2003, secretary of the North Carelian Support Association for Dance Art 2003 - 2005; member of the board of Art Centre Ahjo 2004, Regional dance centre Kuopio - member of the artistic board 2005 onwards, debuty member of the board 2005 - 2007, member of the board 207 onwards.