Anna  Yliaho   

Helsinki, Finland 

Featured Dancer

Anna was born in Helsinki, Finland, where she started her vocational ballet training with the Finnish National Opera Ballet School. In search of higher education, Anna successful auditioned to join the Hungarian Dance Academy; a university for dance and the affiliated ballet academy of the Hungarian State Opera. This new training programme provided Anna with a full range of dance training, across many genres, helping her to be a fully versatile dancer.


Soon after Anna joined the HDA’s Youth Company and performed internationally which provided crucial stage experience, providing a strong foundation for her career ahead. Anna graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy with a BA-degree in Arts majoring in Classical Ballet.


In September 2017, Anna joined Ballet Theatre UK as an apprentice dancer participating in their new production of The Nutcracker, where she danced in the corps de ballet. Anna was featured in the roles of House Maid, Snowflake, Candy Cane and Flower.


In January 2018 Anna was promoted to become a full time Company Dancer and was given the opportunity to dance the soloist role of Gerda in the production of Snow Queen. Following her success Anna was cast in the title role of The Little Mermaid to critically acclaim. Anna went on to performed at the company’s 10th Year Celebration Gala, where she restaged the Pas de Deux from Alice in Wonderland.


Anna was promoted to Principal Dancer for the 2018/19 season and worked with the Artistic Director in creating the new role of Beauty in Beauty and the Beast. Anna went on to perform the iconic roles of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and Odette in Swan Lake.


Anna is delighted to be continuing with Ballet Theatre UK and looks forward to the exciting new productions ahead.


Principal Dancers 


Helsinki, Finland 

Finnish National Opera Ballet School Hungarian Dance Academy

Previous Roles Include:

Swan Lake:
The Sleeping Beauty:

Beauty and the Beast
The Little Mermaid:
The Mermaid
A Midsummers Nights Dream: Hermea
The Snow Queen:
Alice In Wonderland:



Heathfield, England 

Ballettschule des Hamburg Ballett-John Neumeier

Previous Roles Include:

Swan Lake:
Prince Siegfried
The Sleeping Beauty
Prince Florimund
Beauty and the Beast:
The Little Mermaid:
The Prince
A Midsummers Nights Dream: Oberon & Bottom 
Cavalier & Arabian
Romeo and Juliet:
Romeo & Benvolio


Leeds, England

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Previous Roles Include:

Wizard of Oz:

The Wizard & The Lion

Swan Lake:
Prince Siegfried & Rothbart
Beauty and the Beast:
Margot Fonteyn Centenary Celebration:
Principal (Paquita) 



Stuttgart, Germany 

John Cranko School

Previous Roles Include:

Swan Lake:
The Sleeping Beauty:

Princess Florine
Beauty and the Beast
The Enchantress
Margot Fonteyn Centenary Celebration:
Medora (Le Corsiare)

Soloist (Paquita) 


Company Dancers 


Oxenhope, England


Northumberland, England

 Ewan   Hambelton 

Galway, Ireland

Edinburgh, Scotland

 Wilma   Randler  
 Erna   Jonasdottir  

New York, USA.

Stockholm, Sweden

Iwate, Japan

Reykjavík, Iceland

 Rhys   Thomas 

Leeds, England


Reykjavík, Iceland

 Katie   Norman 
 Stella Casson 
 Du Mont  

Welwyn, England 

Harrow, England 



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