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Joni Österlund 
With more than 10 years of experience in the cultural and arts sector in various roles and constellations, I am an experienced artist with experience from established houses, festivals, and the independent scene. I am an expert in various stage art forms, movement, and dance styles, such as contemporary dance, music theatre, ballet, jazz, commercial styles, acrobatics, stage combat, and physical theatre. I operate successfully in various roles and styles within different productions and cultural structures.
Between the years 2016-2019, I worked for the Gárdonyi Géza Theater of Eger, Hungary. I participated in a multitude of productions of different styles such as contemporary dance, ballet, musical theater, operetta, musical, and prose that took place on both the large and the studio stage of the theater. This involved both solo and ensemble functions in dance, acting, and singing. I had between 135-155 performances per season.

Since 2019, I have collaborated with a variety of theaters and festivals, such as the Finnish National Ballet, the Finnish National Opera, the Tero Saarinen Company, the Susanna Leinonen Company, the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, the Theater an der Wien, the Salzburg Festival, La Strada Graz, with directors and choreographers such as Christof Loy, Lázsló Nemes, Kirill Serebrennikov, Robert Carsen, Keith Warner, Brigitte Walk, Ran Arthur Braun, Nicolas Paul, Thomas Wilhelm, Johanna Nuutinen, Rebecca Howell, Lorena Randi, Mandy Demetriou, & Elisabeth Orlowsky.
My priority is on working with a diverse movement and performance vocabulary to collaborate with different disciplines in a frame of (music-)theatre laboratory, which allows for exchange and co-learning. Renewing artistic and productional structures is of top importance.

I am interested in dramaturgy, theatre studies, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and psychology.

For piece-specific information, see my CV underneath.

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