Classical Ballet / Dancer
Meri Tankka studied various forms of dance and has passed the examination for the basic comprehensive studies of the arts in dance. She has actively added to her studies with courses at the Kuopio Dance and Music Festival amongst others. Significant teachers for Meri have been: Dany Reiner, Maj-Lis Rajala, Mirja-Liisa Herhi, Saima Kranig, Antti Honkanen, Marjo Kuusela, Tommi Kitti, Tero Saarinen, Pattie Obey, Alan Danielsson, Taina Schorin, Marjo Terästö and Liisa Nojonen. Meri Tankka was put under contact as dancer with PDC Pori Dance Company in 2000. Meri has danced several leading roles for example in the following works: Nutcracker Suite, Sleeping Beauty, Snow Queen and Snow White and Rose Red. Meri has also participated in joint productions with Pori Theatre, Rakastajat Theatre, Liisa Nojonen Dance School, Pori Symphony and PDC Pori Dance Company. Over the years Meri has performed significant roles with the PDC in the following choreographers works: Frank Chaves, Pattie Obey, Liisa Nojonen, Marjo Kuusela, Tero Saarinen, Jorma Uotinen, Tommi Kitti, Merja Snellman and Antti Honkanen. Meri has toured with the dance company since 1997 in South-Korea, Holland, St. Petersburg, Scotland and Germany. Meri also works as Liisa Nojonen\\\'s assistant when required.
- Pori Dance Company