Sami Henrik
Sami Henrik

Showreel & CV

Showreel

Sami Henrik Haapala's Showreel

Below you will find more video samples.

Coupling
Captain Don Walsh
Rome
Invitation

Contemporary Dance
Kullervo

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Curriculum Vitae

DATE OF BIRTH
14. 7. 1975

COLOUR OF EYES
Hazel

HAIR
Light brown>

HEIGHT
5’ 7’’

EDUCATION
Doctoral Candidate, Acting
(Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, from 2013)
Master of Arts in Acting
(Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts / LIPA, UK 2009)
Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology
(University of Helsinki 2007; minor in Arts Education, Aalto University)
Dancer’s Degree
(Outokumpu, Finland 2003)

Various dance and acting courses in UK, US, France, Brazil and Finland, among them film acting courses, f.e. with directors Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Saara Cantell and Jan Forsström.

SELECTED THEATRE EXPERIENCE

THE NATIONAL HERO, Ernest Tandefelt, Vihtori Rämä (FIN) 2012
UGLY ELSA, Erkki Karilo, Sergei Pronin (RUS) 2010
TIMON OF ATHENS, Timon, Abigail Anderson (UK) 2008
THE LOST CITY, Don Walsh, dramatized citywide event, Janne Saarakkala (FIN) 2007 – 2011
UNCLE VANYA, Uncle Vanya, The Great Star Theatre, Anna-Kaisa Järvi (FIN) 2006

Actor in The Rovaniemi City Theatre 2011-2013.

Actor in The National Theatre of Karelia (RUS) during season 2009 – 2010.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

TELEVISION
COUPLING, Howard, Maggie Ford 2008

INTERNET
YELLMAN, viral ad, Mika Ronkainen / Klaffi Productions 2008
During its life cycle the ad was f.e. watched on YouTube over a million times and featured in Funny or Die.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE
NORTH LAND – NOMADE CABARET, William Petit (FRA) 2006 – 2008

SPECIAL SKILLS
**denotes highly skilled | *denotes skilled

DANCE: **contemporary dance (special focus on partnering), **capoeira (a brazilian acrobatic martial art), *tai chi, basic tango, waltz and salsa.

ACCENTS: RP, Finnish (native). Speaks some Swedish, Portuguese, Russian and French.

VOICE: Bass-baritone. musical theatre, rock, pop, blues, tango. Sings also portuguese capoeira songs (folk) and traditional Finnish folk songs.

SPORTS: Skiing, yoga, *taekwon-do.

OTHER: BADC Stage Combat Certificate: Level One (Gold). Plays afrobrazilian percussion instruments (pandeiro, atabaque, berimbau), has also played drums, piano and tenor saxophone, professional dj skills.

You can download the latest CV as pdf here.