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MEHIS SAABER

classical ballet

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Mehis Saaber is a dancer and choreographer from Rakvere. He began his studies under Janis Garancis in the ballet class at the Kauri School and in 2014, graduated from the classical ballet department at the National Tallinn Ballet School under the guidance of Viesturs Jansons. Mehis has furthered his training through masterclasses and lessons in Estonia, Japan, Sweden, and Ukraine.

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CLASSICAL BALLET

In the class, fundamental elements of classical ballet technique are practiced to strengthen muscles and refine dance technique.

In addition to basic exercises at the barre, simpler turns and jumps are learned, providing an opportunity to discover connections between movements, enriching one's dance vocabulary and enhancing dance capabilities.

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main PROJECTS

In addition to working as a dancer and in theater, Mehis is active as a ballet teacher at the Estonian National Tallinn Music and Ballet School (MUBA), Goltsman Ballet Studio and Freeflow Studio.

Previously, he has also worked as a ballet teacher in Tallinn University's choreography department, Kaurikool Ballet Studio, and has given guest classes at the Prague Dance Conservatory.

Since 2020, he has been a member of the Estonian Ballet Association board and is a member of the Estonian Theatre Union and the Ballet Association.

He has received several accolades, including the Estonia-Jönköping Scholarship in 2012, the Vest-Agder Arts Scholarship in 2015, being a finalist at the 2016 Tallinn International Ballet Competition with a special prize from Japan, and the 2022 Estonian Cultural Endowment Lääne-Virumaa expert group recognition award for his contribution to the dance scene in Estonia's Lääne-Virumaa region.

Previously, he has been a ballet teacher in Tallinn University's choreography department, Kaurikool Ballet Studio, and has given guest classes at the Prague Dance Conservatory.

Since 2020, he has been a member of the Estonian Ballet Association board and is a member of the Estonian Theatre Union and the Ballet Association.

He has received several accolades, including the Estonia-Jönköping Scholarship in 2012, the Vest-Agder Arts Scholarship in 2015, being a finalist at the 2016 Tallinn International Ballet Competition with a special prize from Japan, and the 2022 Estonian Cultural Endowment Lääne-Virumaa expert group recognition award for his contribution to the dance scene in Estonia's Lääne-Virumaa region.

In addition to his dance education, Mehis holds higher education in Japanese culture and language.

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