Meet our dancers

Nuri Ribera Anfinsen

Nuri Ribera Anfinsen graduated from The Royal Swedish ballet school in 1987. Bachelor of Education from the University of Stavanger in 2005.

Soloist with the Norwegian National ballet from 1987-2001.

Nuri has worked with choreographers like Glen Tetley, Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot/ Sol León and she danced the part of Juliet in Michael Corders creation of Romeo and Juliet which she achived an award from the Norwegian critics association for.

Nuri is based in Haugesund as at teacher and a member of Kompani Haugesund where she was charirman  from 2013-2019. She danced in Mia Habibs Mono which also participated in Aerowaves Spring foreward in Barcelona 2014. In 2018 she was balletmistress for Norwegian National ballets production of Hamlet, choreographed by Alan Lucien Øyen.

Martine Bentsen

Martine Bentsen graduated with a BA in jazz dance from Oslo National Academy of the arts in 2015.

She has worked with Elephant in the black Box company under direction of Jean Phillippe Dury from 2016-2017. She studied partnering and floor work for a year at RCPD Mariemma in Madrid. In 2016 she won the competition «Talent de Madrid» with the piece «Vent litt… La meg forklare» in collaboration with NeveS. Her first production with Kompani Haugesund was the production «Todelt Aften» choreographed by Janne Camilla Lyster and Stian Danielsen.

At the moment she is based in Oslo.

Oda Østenstad Fjell

Oda Østenstad Fjell graduated with a BA in contemporary dance from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2017.

Her first performance as a professional was with Kompani Haugesund in «Todelt Aften» with choreographies by Janne-Camilla Lyster and Stian Danielsen. Since then she has worked in different dance and theatre productions such as «Evita»at Bømlo Teater and «Orfeus and Eurydike» at Haugesund Teater, as well as producing and touring her own work «Kvinne i for stor herreskjorte», «på liksom.» and «a song about a song about love».

She is currently based in Oslo, working as a freelancer.

Synne Garvik

Synne Garvik graduated with a BA in modern and contemporary dance from the University of Stavanger, Institute for music and dance in 2016.

Synne has worked in different productions such as: “Suite Transformé” and “WOW!” in Todelt Aften 2017 and 2019, MASS in Iceland 2018, and various performances connected with the company.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a freelancer, teacher and as chairman for Kompani Haugesund.

Eva Grainger

Eva Grainger graduated with a BA from The Norwegian Academy of the Arts (Oslo) in 2009, and has further education in economics, management and culture management from Oslo MET (2014).

Eva Grainger has worked as dancer home and abroad since 2009, and since 2012 as producer for amongst other Ingri Fiksdal, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Mia Habib, Jo Strømgren Kompani.

She is based in Oslo, and is currently working as a producer for Ingri Fiksdal and Deputy Norwegian Dancers´Equity Association.

Ingeborg Haakonsholm

Ingeborg Haakonsholm graduated with a BA in dance and education from Oslo National Acadamy of the Arts 2005.

Ingeborg has worked in different productions such as: “This is Now Mono” and “Transparens” in collaboration with Haugesund teater in 2014. She also participated in The piece “Skakk, skjev, falsk og forkjær -En kvartett” and “past present future” in 2016. In 2017 she had one of the leading roles in the musical “Terje Vigen”, produced by Kilden teater in Kristiansand.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a dance teacher at Skeisvang upper secondary school.

Ludvig Herstad

Ludvig Herstad graduated with BA in jazzdance from Oslo National Academy Of The Arts in 2018.

He has worked in different productions such as «Tordenskjold» musical, directed by Mads Bones and choreographed by Belinda Braza at Trøndelag Teater 2019 and “Sykle I Snøstorm”, directed by Petter Næss and choreographed by Un-Magritt Nordseth at Hålogaland Teater 2018. Ludvig Herstad is one of 4 founders of walk dance company. Walk dance company works with combining different techniques and styles with a focus on timing and storytelling. Their latest projects include “pm – press mute” during En Kveld at Scenehuset Oslo, and choreographing the graduation performance for the bachelor students at Norges Dansehøyskole.

He is based in Oslo, and currently working as a freelancer.

Linn Hoftun

Linn Hoftun graduated with a BA in Dance and Education from the University of Stavanger in 2008.

Linn has worked as a dancer in different productions, such as “I’ll tell you about the things you want» by Ingeleiv Berstad and “Another hundred people» by Solveig Andsnes (Magenta 2011), “This is Now» and «Transparens” by Christopher Arouni, and «Suite transformè» by Janne-Camilla Lyster. In 2016 she choreographed «Past Present Future» for Kompani Haugesund.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a dance teacher at Skeisvang upper secondary school, and as a freelancer.

Ingeborg Beate Dahlstrøm Jønsson

Ingeborg Beate Dahlstrøm Jønsson graduated with a BA in Dance and Education from University of Stavanger 2008, and a MA in Dance Studies from NTNU Trondheim 2014.

Beate has worked in different production such as;  dancer in “Todelt Aften” – Kompani Haugesund 2017+2019, freelance dancer in the research project “Disko” 2017-2018, Choreographer and dancer in “Verdenshjørner” DKS performance 2016-2017, producer and dancer in “Magenta” – Kompani Haugesund 2011, in addition to other local dance and theatre performances.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a danceteacher in Karmøy Kulturskole, and as a freelancer

Karoline Aspaas Kvinnesland

Karoline Aspaas Kvinnesland graduated with a BA in contemporary from the University in Stavanger in 2017. She also has a BA in physiotherapy from Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus from 2014.

Karoline has worked as a dancer in different productions such as Hagit Yakira in the choreography ‘As the wind’, with Peter Jasko in the choreography ‘Just’ and with Rui Lopes Graca in the choreography ‘By (H)EART(H)’. She made and performed solo in a site specific piece called ‘On its way to somewhere’ in 2017. She was also a solo dancer, choreographer and backup singer in Hanne Kroghs summershow ‘La det swinge’ in 2016.

Karoline is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a freelancer and is on her way to start a site generic company called Nordic Nature Art (NoNArt). She’s working as the artistic director and co-owner at Kick Dansestudio, and is also working part time as a physiotherapist.

Sølvi Egeland Larsen

Sølvi graduated from Bårdar International Academy in 2015.

In 2016 she performed in Houston with “Ad Deum Dance Company” by Randall Flinn. As a soloist she danced in the piece “End of Sorrow”, at “Artful prayers for France” and “Project Dance Houston”, choreographed by Shizu Yasuda. From 2016-2017 she danced in the two parts of “Iustitia” by Ingrid Sørensen and choreographer Ben King. Sølvi started her own dance company “DUOA” with Julie Dokken in 2017. They have performed with their duet “In starlight..” on stages like Scene house, Oslo Culture House and River Mirror, for “Mind the Gap”, “Wine and Walls” and “River Side”. In 2018 she moved to Turkey to work as an entertainer and dancer in shows for Hillside BC.

At the moment she workes as a freelance dancer and performs also with the dance group “Extravadanza”.

Geir Leirvåg

Geir Baldersheim Leirvåg graduated with a BA in jazzdance from Oslo National Acadamy of the Arts in 2016, and has further education in pedagogy from Oslo National Acadamy of the Arts in 2017.

Geir has worked with several choreographers including Christopher Arouni, Erica Sobol, Masja Abrahamsen, Lise Tiller, Subjazz, Jens Trinidad, Christine Nypan.

He is based in Ålesund, and is currently working as a danse teacher at Fagerlia upper secondary school.

Rikke Westerlund Lie

Rikke Westerlund Lie graduated from School of Modern Dance (Oslo) in 2008. She also went to New York Film Academy and Oslo Metropolitan University.

Rikke has worked as an actress, choreographer, dancer and produser on both stage and film.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as an actress at Haugesund Theater.

Ingebjørg Sjøvoll

Ingebjørg Sjøvoll graduated with pedagogy from Høyskolen Stord/Haugesund in 2008.

Ingebjørg has worked in different productions such as: ”Ungen” as a dancer and actor, ”Bårebrak” on the island Røvær as a dancer , “Another hundred people” in Magenta with Kompani Haugesund, by Solveig Andsnes and “Petter Stor/Stygg” as an choreographer and dancer for Kompani Haugesund.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a primary school teacher.

Ida Cathrin Utvik

Ida Cathrin Utvik graduated with a  BA in dance and pedagogy from University in Stavanger in 2009.

Ida has danced in different productions with Kompani Haugesund, Haugesund Theatre, Rogaland Theatre and Dybwikdans, in cities such as Haugesund, Stavanger, Sandnes, Lisbon, Liverpool and West Yorkshire.  She has also choreographed work for Kompani Haugesund, Haugesund Theatre and Kulturskrinet/DKS.

She is based in Haugesund, and is currently working as a dance teacher in Karmøy Culture School, in addition to freelance work as a dance artist.

Other company members

Veslemøy Odland – company member

Iselin Hovland – company member

Even Eileraas – company member

Elisabeth J. Sannes – company member

Ruth Aspaas Kvinnesland – company member

Kristine Breistrand – board member

Birgit Amalie Nilssen – board member