(b Viipuri, 19 Jun. 1939)
Finnish dancer, teacher, and ballet master. He studied at the ballet school of the Helsinki National Opera and at the Leningrad Ballet School and made his debut in 1954 with the Finnish National Opera Ballet. He subsequently guested with many other companies including the Kirov, the Bolshoi, Dutch National Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Houston Ballet. He founded and directed his own Texas Ballet Company and has also developed his own system of dance notation. He has become a celebrated teacher, frequently working with his wife and former dance partner Soili Arvola.
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