Fornier Ortiz. CV


Fornier Ortiz is an experienced dancer graduate from the ballet school of Incolballet (1993) in Colombia his home country. He has also done a two years program of modern dance at the Folkwang University of the arts (2001) in Germany  and certificated vocational teacher from Häme University of Applied Sciences. (2018)

Fornier Ortiz is currently living in Helsinki and working at Montessori school.


After a long professional career at the Colombian national ballet he has worked with various internationally recognized choreographers in Colombia, Germany, The Netherlands and Finland such as:

Ismael Ivo, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio, Malou Airaudo, Gabriella Maiorino, Carmen Werner, Gabrielle Staiger, Satu Tuomisto, Maija Hirvanen, Sanna Myllylahti, Morgan Nardi, Mark Sieczkarek, Ilona Pászthy, Alvaro Restrepo, Marie France Delouvin, Dominique Dupuy, Ivan Favier, Jacques Broquet, Joao Galante, Gloria Castro and many others

At the moment he is interested in the multiple possibilities of movement founded in Latin American roots. He is curious about different sources of movement; such as Asian martial arts and the urban culture that could influence his art.


As a guest teacher he taught at various professional dance academies and European dance festivals along 10 years of experience. He has been dedicated to developed his own vocabulary based on a rigorous study of the structural and physical possibilities of the spine relating to the functioning of the body.

Finland                                                                                                                                                             University of the Arts Helsinki/ Theater academy, Zodiak Center for New Dance, Tanssille Dance Union, Helsinki Dance Company, Finnish National Opera Ballet School, Turku Dansart,  Full Moon Dance Festival, North Karelia College at Outokumpu and Cirkus Helsinki.

Austria                                                                                                                                                                     SEAD. Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

The Netherlands                                                                                                                                                         De Theaterschool Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Henny Jurriens Fundation, Dansetraining Brabant, Danshuis Station Ziud, Fontys Dance Academy

Russia                                                                                                                                                                  Summer Dance School TSEKH, Open Look St. Petersburg International Summer Festival

Estonia                                                                                                                                                                           Notafe Dance Festival, Estonian Dance Union

Lithuania                                                                                                                                                                   Lithuanian Dance Information Center

Germany                                                                                                                                                            Tanzhause NRW, Barner Crossing, Gärtnerplatz City Theater Dance Company

Panama                                                                                                                                                                   Pointe centro de danzas, Danza Activa competencia Internacional

Croatia                                                                                                                                                                           Academy of Dramatic Art of University of Zagreb.


A Ras (Germany 2005 / Solo- Duo vertion), Porque Yo (Colombia 2006 / Group piece),  Scarf Make Warriors (Germany 2007 / Duet), What gets left behind ( Finland 2015/ piece done for the Finnish national opera ballet school), Perpetual Instant ( Germany 2016/ Solo)


Jury at Danza Activa Competencia Internacional and Danza Activa Grand Prix de Danza

He has been part of the international jury for the Tanzfestival 638 Kilo Tanz in Germany

The Architecture of My Dance. A lecture at the 8th Festival Internacional de Ballet Incolballet in Colombia.

The Tanzfestival 638 Kilo Tanz in Germany jury’s awarded the piece Vimmaa. choreography of Satu Tuomisto with the first place.

Workshop together with the argentinian choreographer Luciana Benosilio in Colombia invited by Incolballet, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the city of Cali, the cultural center Comfandi and French-Colombian Alliance.

Subsequently he was invited by Incolballet and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia to give the lectures of Tuning the Instrument and Choreographic Elements.


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