Joni Österlund is a moving individual, whose craft focuses on the medium of dance and theatre of physicality. Human motion and choreography is of high interest.
Joni completed the Hungarian Dance Academy receiving a Bachelor's degree in Art with a specialization in Classical Ballet. Prior he also attended the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School for the vocational diploma.
Beginning September 2019 Joni is based in Vienna as a professional dancer and attending projects and productions on the Austrian as well as choreographing and teaching in the European dance field.
Regular open contemporary morning classes for Dancearts, Wien
Beginning from September "The Body in Construction"-classes focus on the curious mentality of reconstructing and deconstructing the body. With changing monthly themes and biweekly vocabulary the class aims to awaken the knowledge and understanding body's inner spaces, distances, structures and sensations. The class aims to redirect the mental state of remembering and producing steps into conducting the sensations traveling between spaces inside the dancer's body.
The classes will be held together in dialogue with Anna Possarnig.
September 2019 "Angels in America" with Neue Oper Wien
During Season 2019 visiting Pori Dance Company.