Venla Manninen, the founder of DanceDaily

Academic Dance Studies

  • BA in Dance Pedagogy, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio, Finland, 2015-2019, Thesis title: Dance classes a in reception center - organization and implementation as entrepreneur (Thesis can be found here)
  • Malta University Dance Department, San Gwann, Malta, 2018-2019
  • University of Illinois Dance department, Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2017
  • Laban Conservatory, London, UK, 2008
  • Finnish National Opera Ballet School, Special Education Group, 1997-2000
  • Kuopio upper secondary school of music and dance, Kuopio, 1998-2001
  • Dance class, Linnanpelto secondary school, Kuopio, 1995-1997


  • Academy of Finland post-doctoral researcher, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 2016-2017
  • Post-doctoral researcher, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2014-2015
  • D. Sc. 2014, Tampere University of Technology, Finland, Thesis topic: Organic solar cells
  • M. Sc. 2011, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • B. Sc. 2009, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Work experience

  • Managing of DanceDaily ( 9/2017-now
  • Organizator of Nytke Contemporary Dance Festival, Tampere, Finland, 9/2018-7/2019
  • Dance teacher at DanceDaily Multicultural Dance Classes, Tampere, Finland, 9/2017-now
  • Dance teacher at Studio Move Tampere, Finland, Classes: Ballet, ballet repertory, pointwork, children dance, stretching, 9/2016-12/2019
  • Ballet teacher, Pelastakaa Ballerinat Ry, Tampere, Finland, 9/2017-5/2018  
  • Ballet repertory teacher, Kuopio Conservatory Dance School, Kuopio, Finland, , 2016
  • Children dance teacher, KRV Dance, Kuopio, Finland, 2016

Most important teacher and collaborator

Russell Adamson

Russell made my dream about profession in dance become true. He is an innovative teacher, motivating his students to focus on their work, so they can do more than they expected.

  • Studied in London School of Contemporary Dance and Central School of ballet (London)
  • Studied Ballet with Marian Lane and Laura Conners of the Royal Ballet School and Company (UK)
  • More about Russell here

Nytke Contemporary Dance Festival

  • Dance festival main organization together with Laura Kuukkanen
  • Dance courses organised in Varala sports center 15.-19.7.2019
  • Festival theater evening organised on Hällä Stage 20.7.2019
  • More than 100 participants and teachers from 7 different countries
  • Nytke 2020 in preparation, organised 13.-18.7.2020


Dance schools

  • Studio Move, Tampere Finland, 2014-2019
  •  Ballet Studio Royal, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014-2015
  •  NYCDS, Stuttgart, Germany, 2014-2015
  • Tanssiin kutsu...Elwa Molin, Tampere, Finland, 2004-2013
  •  Jacobson Ballet School, St Petersbourg, Russia, 2010
  •  Offjazz, Nice, France, 2009
  •  StepUp Showschool, Helsinki, Finland, 2001-2002
  •  Tanssistudio, Kuopio, Finland, 2000-2001
  •  Kuopio Conservatory Dance School, Kuopio, Finland 1992-2001

Vastalause, 2007, Chor. Elwa Molin

Divining, 2017, Chor. Judith Jamison (1984)


Paquita variation, 2015

Swan Lake variation, 2013

Lilac fairy variation, 2016

Chor. Dany Rainer-Salonen, 2015

Chor. Sari Leppälä, 2015

Waltz of Flowers from Nutcracker, 2015

Other, Chor. Russell Adamson, 2019

Other, Chor. Russell Adamson, 2019

Other, Chor. Russell Adamson, 2019

Latest performances

• Other, July 2019, Chor: Russell Adamson, Dur. 15 min, Nytke Contemporary Dance Festival, Tampere, Finland
• ClubXS, March 2019, Dir: Douglas Comley, Dur. 50 min, University campus theater, Valletta, Malta
• Blank Canvas, January 2019, Chor: Maria Agius Muscat, Venla Manninen, Katherine Green, Dur. 10 min, Malta University Dance Department, San Gwann, Malta

In memoriam, Elwa Molin (1935-2017)

Elwa was my most important ballet teacher. Elwa taught me ballet and life for 15 years. She taught me never to give up and what we say by dancing has to be true.

Dance classes at primary schools

DanceDaily arranges multicultural dance classes at primary schools and reception centers. The classes are free for children. In the classes children make new friends and challenge themselves via moving, dancing and playing together. The aim is to raise self-esteem and prevent social exclusion.

DanceDaily is trademark for high quality and affordable Dancewear

DanceDaily dancewear and other dance products are tested high-quality products. The aim of DanceDaily is to offer the best materials for daily and long-term use of dancewear. DanceDaily offers the best affordable prices for each product.

Charity and Dancewear Recycling

DanceDaily collects used dancewear and donates it to the children in the dance classes at reception centers and schools. You can participate our charity program by donating dancewear. Each purchase of DanceDaily dancewear donates to our charity program.