Teija is the founder, teacher and choreographer of Åbolly.
She started her dancing career in early age and she has wide experience with different dance styles. After dancing several years classical ballet and jazz dance, Teija found oriental dance in early 1990’s. Already after few years her skills were acknowledged and she was asked to give oriental dance lessons. Teija started learning flamenco in 1997 and danced actively over ten years, also belonging to performing dance groups.
Teija has been teaching Bollywood dance since 2009 and there was no going back. Teija is especially fascinated by the diversity of Indian music and different dance genres. There is also many similarities to flamenco and oriental dance that can be utilized in Bollywood dance choreographies.
She actively performs together with her Åbolly Dancers group.
Also private and group lessons, bachelor parties and team building. Ask also about workshops or book an Åbolly Dancers dance group for a private or corporate event.
Sanna got to know Indian culture and dance while she lived in the state of Rajasthan in 2015-2016. At first she started observing Indian dances through Indian weddings and everyday life functions and she deepened her knowledge of movement and techniques with the Finnish and international teachers. Sanna is especially fascinated with long roots of traditions and lively presence of dance and music as a cultural center in Indian culture.
Sanna is interested in Indian folk dances and how to fusion them in more modern Bollywood. Previous dance and teaching experience she has from flow gymnastics, contemporary dance, and various street dances. She has taught people from babies to elderly people and she has educated herself, especially within the teaching of youth.
As a teacher, Sanna brings her own energy and positivity into the classes. She takes all dancers individually and encourages everyone to find their own way to move. During all Sanna’s classes we are following safe space principals and everyone is welcome to classes as they are. As a teacher it is important to her that everyone will find happiness and joyful movement with some sweat in her classes!
Sanna will teach semi-classical, bolly heels and bollywood fusion during autumn 2020. In addition she also teaches private lessons like bachelor and bachelorette parties.