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Educational & Artistic coordinator, classical ballet & repertoire teacher.

Wilfried received his ballet education at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Belgium.

In March 1995 his first professional engagement was in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he danced with The Ballet am Badishes Staatstheater.

From August 1998 until September 2007 he worked as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher in Japan. Together with his wife he also ran and taught at the private ballet school of his mother in law.

While dancing at the IBC 2006 of Jackson, USA, former director Dinna Bjørn invited him to come to Helsinki and join the Finnish National Ballet, which he did in September 2007.

Since August 2013 Wilfried combines his duties of Principal Dancer with those of coordinating the Finnish National Ballet School.

Wilfried graduated from HAMK as an International Professional Teacher in spring 2017.

In December 2016 he received the decoration; Knight of the Order of the Lion of Finland.

For more detailed information on Wilfried’s career please have a look at his CV.


Wilfried Jacobs
Wilfried Jacobs