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Photo: Minna Tervamäki


Sini Länsivuori (b. 1967) is an award-winning Finnish dance artist and pedagogue. Länsivuori's career has included numerous important roles in classical and modern ballet as well as contemporary dance works. Länsivuori is currently working as a freelance dance artist.

At the age of 18, Länsivuori graduated from the National Opera Ballet School in 1985 and at the same time got a job with the Finnish National Ballet. Later, Länsivuori also studied at Jyväskylä Vocational College, from which she graduated in 2004 with a major in pedagogy.


Länsivuori was awarded the Suomi Award in 2007 and the Finnish Theater Association's Golden Medal of Merit for Finnish Stage Art in 2014.

In the Finnish National Ballet, Länsivuori danced many roles, such as Vladimir Burmeister's Swan Lake, Rudolf Nureyev's The Nutcracker, Sylvie Guillem's Giselle, and Vaslav Nijinsky's Kevätuhr as the chosen maiden in the reconstruction by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer.

She has worked with, among others, Carolyn Carlson, Marjo Kuusela, Tommi Kiti, William Forsythe, Kenneth Kvarnstrom, Jiri Kilian, Ohad Naharin, Angelin Preljocaj, Tero Saarinen and Jorma Uotinen.

Länsivuori joined the Tero Saarinen Company as a dancer in 1998 and worked as the group's artistic development manager from 2014 to 2018. Länsivuori played a significant role in many of Saarinen's successful works and also worked as a choreographer's assistant in the works Transfigured Night (Göteborg Ballet, 2002), Scheme of Things (NDT1, 2009), Vox Balaenae (2011), Absent Presence (2011), Kullervo (2015), TRAIL ( 2015) and Zimmermann Trio (2018).

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