Over the years Tervamäki has worked with such noted figures as saxophonist Timo Lassy, accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen, media artist Marita Liulia, flamenco dancer Kaari Martin and visual artist Hannaleena Heiska. Her choreography explores the soft, flowing movement of ballet, combining strength, relaxation and unpredictability.

In creative encounters between various fields of art, Tervamäki seeks to challenge herself to internalise new ways of perceiving the dramaturgy of dance, finding that there are numerous ways of creating movement in one body. The more open-mindedly you blend the ingredients and see what emerges, the more interesting the end result may ideally become. Tervamäki’s visual works exchange pointe shoes for heels or bare toes depending on the mood, and may sometimes involve ascending to heights on a ring trapeze.

Since the start of her dancing career, Tervamäki has also felt the need to create and bring out personal movement. Opportunities to dance on a grand scale at the National Ballet have also enriched her relationship with artistic creation through the works of top choreographers, including Jorma Elo, Mats Ek, Jorma Uotinen, Ohad Naharin and William Forsythe.

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