Hanna-Maija Pääkkönen is a professional dancer specialised in Caribbean dances and owner and founder of Studio Tambor. She has a long dance education since her early childhood, featuring studies in classical ballet, lyrical jazz, contemporary dance and show dance, and afrocuban dances. Hanna-Maija has worked as a full time dance teacher since 2002. She continues to educate herself, and makes study and teaching trips every year to Latin America and Europe. She is known as an inspiring teacher, whose passion for dance is evident. Many of her former students now work as professionals. Hanna-Maija specialises especially on ladies style salsa, cabaret, Cuban rumba and ladies style reggaeton. Read more here.
Matias begun dancing in an early age, and found Cuban dances at the age of 14. He has been teaching since 2007 and is a well liked teacher and perfomer. Matias is currently studying musicology at University of Helsinki. As a teachers he finds it important to share with the students the ideas and techniques behind the movement. Matias teaches Studio Tambor’s Casino, Styling and Muciality workshops. Read more here.
Mira graduated as a circus artist in 2009. She has worked as a dancer in Svenska Teatern’s and Helsinki City Theatre’s musicals in Finland, and show-and contemporary dance productions in Switzerland among others. Mira also forms a half of La Íntegra
-duo. At Studio Tambor she teaches feminine Show Salsa workshops.
Petra has competed in various competetions and events during the last few years. She has for example won the Latin Show of the Year Competion in the lines of Etnica Latin Crew, and was palaced saceond in Super Cubano 2013 compettion with Revolución Latina-group. Petra taches Studio Tambor’s feminine style reggaeton courses, popular Heels-class and coaches Latin Show -competition group.
Marias Teaches Studio Tambor’s chidlrens classes. She puts a special emphasis on the childrens learning abilities, every class is an experience!
Emmi is an active and passionate dancer. In her classes you get to sweat and shake with the best urban moves and music!