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.

During the seasons 2016-2019 Joni has worked as a dancer of the Gárdonyi Géza theatre in Eger, Hungary and has thus co-worked with Miskolc Ballet in Anna Karenina and with INVERSEDANCE in Traviata.

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.

The release of the new film by László Nemes, Sunset, which Joni partook was released in Hungary August 2018 and the rest of the Europe in Spring 2019

Summer workshops: 

Contemporary, Pori, Finland, Dance School Nojonen  beginning the last week of July 2019. 

Creation classes "The Body Construction" for Dancearts, Wien 20th-30th of August.

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.

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