Dance CV

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Dancer, choreographer, event organizer, producer judge & host

Executive work

10/2014 – until now: Vantaan katutanssiyhdistys ry (Vantaa Street Dance Association) – Executive director
06/2013 – 06/2014: Street SM 2014 media coordinator
01/2012 – 01/2016: EachOneTeachHelsinki ry – Executive secretary

Competitions

06/2017: Czech street dance championships – Dance schools – 2nd place (choreographer)
05/2017: Show of the Year, Helsinki, Finland – Adults of the year – 1st place (choreographer)
05/2017: Street SM, Tampere, Finland – Adults2 formations – 1st place (choreographer)
07/2017: Battle For Peace, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 2vs. 2 – top 2 / Street dance showcases – 4th place (choreographer)
11/2016: We Love Dance 4, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 1 vs. 1 – top 4 / Street Dance Showcases – 3rd place (choreographer)
09/2016: Battle SM, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 2 vs. 2 – 2nd place
05/2016: Street SM, Vantaa, Finland -Adults2 formations – 3rd place (choreographer)
05/2016: Show of the Year, Helsinki, Finland – Adults of the Year – 3rd place
02/2016: Battle for Peace, Helsinki, Finland – Street dance showcase – winner / Hiphop 2 vs. 2 – top 4
10/2015: Joensuu Get Down, Joensuu, Finland – Hiphop 2 vs. 2 – winner
09/2015: Battle SM, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 2 vs. 2 – 2nd place / House 1 vs. 1 – 4th place
07/2015: Sähinä Summer Jam, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 1 vs. 1 – top 2
05/2015: The Finnish championships of street dance, Jyväskylä, Finland – Adults2 formations – 1st place (choreographer) / Adults formations – 3rd place (choreographer) / Adults2 small groups – 4th place (choreographer)
05/2015: Show of the Year, Helsinki, Finland – Adults category – winner (choreographer)
04/2015: Oulu Finest Anniversary, Oulu, Finland – Allstyle crew battle – winner
12/2014: Independence Day Vogue Ball, Helsinki, Finland – New Way vogue – 1st place
10/2014: My Style vol. 5, Järvenpää, Finland – Hiphop 1 vs. 1 – 1st place
09/2014: Battle SM, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 2 vs 2 – 3rd place
06/2014: Oulun katutanssit, Oulu, Finland – Showcases – top 3 / Allstyle crew battle – 2nd place
05/2014: Saiffa Spring Jam + 4 year bday Jam, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop 1 vs. 1 – 1st place
05/2014: Finnish championships of street dance, Vantaa, Finland – Street dance formations, adults2 -1st place (choreographer) / Street dance formations, adults – 2nd place (choreographer)
05/2014: Show of the Year, Helsinki, Finland – Formation of the year – 4th place (choreographer)
04/2014: Preselection for the Finnish championships of street dance, Jyväskylä, Finland – Hiphop small groups, juniors – 3rd place (choreographer)
04/2014: “You Betta..” Ball – New Way vogue – top 3
03/2014: One Shot Battles, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop – top 4
10/2013: WERK! Vogue ball with Benny Ninja, Helsinki, Finland – New Way vogue – top 3
06/2013: Funkin’ Stylez, Helsinki, Finland – Vogue – top 4
05/2013: Saturday House at Saiffa, Helsinki, Finland – House –   top 4
04/2013: Finnish Championships of Street Dance, Oulu, Finland – Hiphop Solo women – 3rd place / House – top 8 / Street dance formations, adults – 3rd place (choreographer) / Street dance formations, adults – 4th place / Street dance formations, adults2 – 1st place (choreographer)
03/2013: Preselection for the Finnish Championships of Street Dance, Helsinki, Finland – Hiphop Solo women – 1st place
05/2012: Show of the Year, Helsinki, Finland – Crew battle – winner (Cypherholics) / Student teams – 2nd place (choreographer) / Street dance formations – 4th place (choreographer)
05/2012: Finnish Championships of Street Dance, Tampere, Finland – Hiphop Solo women – 3rd place / Street dance formations – 4th place (choreographer) / Street dance showcases – 4th place
03/2013: South West Got Rhythm, Bath, UK – Waacking – top 2
05/2010: Finnish Championships of Street Dance – Hiphop formations – 1st place

Performances

06/2017: dancer for Beverly Girl @ Klustermus 2017
05/2017: choreographer for YGS Life and Rascalz @ Global Dignity Finland / Taitaja 2017
11/2016: dancer and choreographer for Ex Animo @ UrbanApa & Friends / The Sanctuary
09/2016: dancer and choreographer for Ida Elina @ The opening ceremony of Helsinki University
08/2016: dancer @ Club Beverly
07/2016: dancer @ Club Beverly
07/2016: dancer for Beverly Girl – Mind Games music video
06/2016: dancer and choreographer for Ida Elina @ The White Hall opening
05/2016: dancer and choreographer for Elastinen feat.  @ Hartwall Arena
04/2016: choreographer for Rascalz @ Dance Day Gala, Energia Arena
10/2015: dancer and choreographer for ElaShow 2015 @ Hartwall Arena
9/2015: dancer and choreographer for House of Milan Finland @ UrbanApa club, Lavaklubi
6/2015: dancer and choreographer for Bridge Helsinki @ Teatteri Forum
11/2014: choreographer for Sprainz @ Gymnastics Gala, Helsinki ice hall
11/2014: dancer and choreographer for a solo project “Got to dance” @ UrbanApa goes Ateneum (the national art museum)
09/2014: dancer for The Finnish Art Therapy Association’s 40-year gala
08/2014: dancer for Night of the Arts @ Culture Center Caisa
10/2013: singer, dancer and choreographer for French Night @ Culture Center Caisa
08/2013: dancer and choreographer for Night of the Arts @ Culture Center Caisa
02/2013: dancer for Elastinen / Nordic Moves Allstars @ Radio Gala
02/2013: dancer for Elastinen / Nordic Moves Allstars @ Sports Gala, Hartwall Arena
07/2012: dancer for Funky Fem @ Ladies of Hiphop Festival, New York
04/2012: dancer for Willy Baxter – Skyscraping music video
04/2012: dancer and choreographer for Funky Elephat Festival @ Mbar
02/2012: dancer and choreographer for UrbanApa Lavaklubi
12/2011: dancer and choreographer for Multicultural Independence Day @ Culture Centre Caisa
04/2010: dancer and choreographer for CSC @ Lil Jon & Mario, The Circus

Dance teacher

09/2015 – until now: Vantaa street dance association (VKTY) – head coach and choreographer of adults and adults2 street dance formations, house dance, vogue and freestyle hiphop teacher
08/2014 – until now: Saiffa – house and vogue teacher
08/2013 – 05/2015: Tanssikoulu Flow – house, hiphop and vogue teacher
09/2012: Danceteam International – hiphop, house and vogue workshops
02/2012 – 05/2013: EtnoFitness – hiphop, house and vogue teacher
08/2010 – 05/2015: Vantaan voimisteluseura – dance teacher in hiphop, house and voguing, coach for competing crews

Event organizer & producer

06/2017: VKTY summer workshops including Link (USA)
05/2017: VKTY spring shows
04/2017: House of Vibe vol. 2 – house and hiphop workshops and a battle event
03/2017: Hiphop workshops with Ben Wichert
03/2017: BATTLET vol. 2 finals & hiphop workshops with Alex the Cage
03/2017: BATTLET vol. 2 hiphop preselection jam
02/2017: BATTLET vol. 2 locking preselection jam
12/2016: VKTY winter shows
12/2016: House of Vibe vol. 1 – house workshops by Marie Kaae and a battle
09/2016: Hiphop workshops with Kevin “Paradox” Oelen
09/2016: VKTY Kick Off 2.0
06/2016: VKTY summer workshops
05/2016: VKTY spring shows
12/2015:VKTY winter shows
11/2015: Vogue with Aviance Milan (USA/SWE): workshops & miniball
9/2015-1/2016: “Rinki” TV show for Moon TV
8/2015: Why so VKTY?! Season starter
6/2015: Byron Cox summer workshops
6/2015: VKTY summer courses
5/2015: VKTY Kick Off!
1/2015: Kapela Marna workshops
10/2014: Group trip to Baltic Session 2014 (from Helsinki to Tallinn over weekend)
09/2014: Battle SM afterparty
08/2014: Urban Park Thing battles
07/2014: UrbanApa MUS!C feat. EachOneTeachHelsinki
06-07/2014: Byron Cox summer workshops
06/2014: EOTH theme days – hiphop, vogue and house
05/2014: Official after party of Street SM
05/2014: EOTH Battle Night
05/2014: Street SM (Finnish Championships of Street Dance)
04/2014: UrbanApa Queen of f***ing everything battle feat. EachOneTeachHelsinki
03/2014: EOTH in Vogue
12/2013: EachOneTeachHelsinki calls you out vol. 2
10/2013: UrbanApa MUS!C featuring EachOneTeachHelsinki jam session
03/2013: EachOneTeachHelsinki goes Artsy feat. LePurp
12/2012: EachOneTeachHelsinki calls you out
11/2012: The official workshops of Funkin’ Stylez Finland
08/2012: House workshops with Byron Cox (USA)
05/2012: House and hiphop workshops with Kashmir Leese (UK)
05/2012: Hiphop workshops with Ben Wichert (GER)

Host / MC

05/2017: VKTY spring shows
04/2017: House of Vibe vol. 2
03/2017: BATTLET vol. 2 hiphop preselection jam
02/2017: BATTLET vol. 2 locking preselection jam
04/2016: Artsi Goes Crazy battle
12/2015: WERK! Independece Ball
11/2015: The Stereotype miniball
12/2014: VVS winter show, Vantaa, Finland
11/2014: G-voima dance battle, Jyväskylä, Finland
10/2014: UrbanApa MUS!C, Helsinki, Finland
8/2014: Urban Park Thing dance battle, Helsinki, Finland
5/2014: VVS spring shows, Vantaa, Finland
5/2013: VVS spring shows, Vantaa, Finland
12/2012: VVS winter shows, Vantaa, Finland

Judge

04/2017: BATTLET all styles battle for beginners
05/2016: Call out Helsinki finals – all styles 1 vs 1 battle
11/2014: We Love Dance 2 – group preselection
11/2014: We Love Dance 2 – solo & duet preselection
2/2014: We Love Dance – choreography contest
8/2013: Urban Park Fest – all styles 1 vs 1 battle
12/2012: Saturday Hiphop @ Saiffa – hiphop 1 vs 1 battle
8/2012: Lepuski Jam – all styles 2 vs 2 battle
4/2012: Hiphop roots – house and hiphop 1 vs 1 battles

Education

01/2015-09/2016: Private classes from Byron Cox in house dance and hiphop
07/2014: UrbanApa Toolbox for artists – a workshop week with a focus on how to create a performance, what kind of tools and exercises can be used in the process and what does it mean to perform
05/2014: FDO Judge education
04/2014: UrbanApa Toolbox #4  – a workshop week with a focus on thinking about art, understanding yourself as an artist, finding new ways of working and getting inspired
07/2013: SDK Europe – 10 days of nonstop dancing with teachers like Link (Elite Force Crew, USA), Dashaun Wesley (House of Lanvin, USA), Junior Boogie (CAN), Jeff Selby (USA), Antoinette Gomis (FRA), Cricket (USA), Hiro (JPN)
06/2013: Helsinki Urban Dance Week – classes from Junior Boogie (CAN), Aviance Milan (House of Milan, USA), King AUS (House of UltraOmni, SWE), Malcom (Sérial Stepperz, FRA)
05/2013: Seminar “Children in sports and competitions” by Satu Kaski
01-05/2013: Nordic Moves School – anytime student – classes from Aviance Milan (House of Milan, USA), Yugson (Wanted Posse/Sérial Stepperz, FRA), Dee (Pro Phenomen/Gravity Zero, FRA), Georgina (House of Melody, GER), Njara Rasolo (FIN)
11/2012: Body conditioning training by Sanna Koli
07/2012: Peridance Capezio Center & Broadway Dance Center, New York
06/2012: Helsinki Urban Dance Week – dance classes with UKay (Bad Newz MP, GER), Oomoo (Ghetto Stylez, FRA), Bruce Ykanji (FRA)
01/2012: Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center, The Loft Practice & The Crucial Sessions, New York
07/2011: Camp of Hiphop – dance classes from Brian Green (USA), Antoinette Gomis (FRA), Flockey (GER), Kapela (Sérial Stepperz, FRA), Kashmir (Prototype, UK), Meech (FRA)
07/2011: SDK Europe – dance classes from Hiro (JPN), Byron Cox (the House Dance Project, USA), Tatsuo (JPN), Link (Elite Force Crew, USA), King AUS (House of UltraOmni, SWE), Mr. Wiggles (USA)
06/2011: Helsinki Urban Dance Week – dance classes with Yugson (Sérial Stepperz, FRA), Mr. Wiggles (USA), Archie Burnett (USA)
08/2010-03/2011: Dance school DCA – classes from Lasse Hyttinen (Natural Hype, FIN), Sara Hirn (Assassins, FIN), Venla Vuorio (House of Ninja, FIN), Virpi Kurki (House of Ninja, FIN), Katja Törmälä (FIN), Anniina Jääskeläinen (FIN)
07/2010: Peridance Capezio Center & Broadway Dance Center, New York
09/2009-05/2010: Dance.fi Dance School – street dance special education group
06-07/2009: Style Dance Industry – summer prep program

+ a long career in synchronized skating with thorough training in ballet and show dance by Lilli Helpi (Art Fysio, Step Up Dancers), Javier Torres (the National Ballet), Tamara Popova, Terttu Laakso

+ extensive physical training by Miika Vesalainen (Gymstick International, Viremestarit Oy)

+ tens of workshops from different teachers from all around the world both in Finland and other countries

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