Minna Tervamäki

Minna Tervamäki is a dancer étoile with the Finnish National Ballet. During her career of nearly 30 years she has performed in leading roles of nearly all of the most distinguished roles of classical ballet and in works by several significant modern choreographers. Tervamäki has performed in different award galas in Finland as well as abroad. Since her retirement from the Finnish National Ballet in 2012 her activities have emphasized more and more in cross-artistic collaboration.

Tervamäki debuted as a choreographer with the piece Something Else? in 2005. Tervamäki also collaborates with many other well-known artists such as violinist Pekka Kuusisto, pianist Heini Kärkkäinen, flamenco dancer and choreographer Kaari Martin, harmonicist Kimmo Pohjonen and multimedia artist Marita Liulia.

Minna Tervamäki received the respected Philip Morris Dance Flower Award in 1997, the Edvard Fazer -award in 2000, the Libris Award in 2006 and the Imatra Ballet Gala recognition award in 2009. In autumn 2011 she was awarded with The Knight of the White Rose of Finland and in October 2011 with The Finnish Musicians Union recognition award. In addition to her artistic work she teaches among other things dance, relaxation skills and Minna’s Methods as well as gives lectures in companies and hosts different functions.