Annemari Autere was born in 1952, in Oslo,
Norway. At the age of seven she began classical ballet training with Irja
Koskinen and Klaus Salin in Helsinki, Finland, she subsequently studied
four years at the St. Gallen Theater Ballet School in Switzerland. On
returning to Norway 1966, she entered the Norwegian Opera Ballet School,
directed by Joan Harris.
Mrs. Autere has also trained with teacher
like: Marita Ståhlberg, Serge Golovine, Gilbert Meyer, Raymond Franchetti,
Gerd Larsen, Frank Schauffuss and Olga Evreinoff. She has further been
interested in mime and has studied with H. Tomasewski and Moni Yakim during
their stays in Oslo, and in Paris with Jacques Lecoq.
Engaged by the Norwegian National Ballet
in 1969, she has danced most of the classical repertoire, as well as ballets
of George Balanchine, Fredric Ashton, Flemming Flint, Glenn Tetley, Birgit
Cullberg, Mats Ek etc., under the following Ballet Masters: Sonja Arova,
Anne Borg, Poul Gnatt, Viktor Rona, Constantin Damianov, Brenda Last and
As a thirteen-year member of the Norwegian
National Ballet, Mrs. Autere toured Norway, Finland, Central Europe and
the United States. In 1974 she was invited by the Royal Ballet of Sweden
for a tour in the United States and Canada.
Engaged by "Rikskonsertene" (Royal
Concerts) in 1982, Mrs. Autere created a performance based on the history
of classical ballet, in an educational purpose, to be shown in schools.
With this performance she made several tours in Norway between 1982 and
Mrs. Autere has danced in several T.V.
productions, as a freelance dancer as well as a member of the Norvegian
National Ballet. She left the Norwegian National Ballet in 1983, to work
as a freelance performer, choreographer and teacher and started her own
company. She has received several grants from the state and private foundations
and institutions (Statens Reise og- Utdannelses Stipend, Oslo By's Kunstner
Stipend, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Thorleif Dahls Stipend...).
Mrs. Autere knows the Russian style (Vaganova),
the Royal Ballet and the Bournonville School of teaching. In modern dance
she is mainly influenced by M. Graham and José Limon. She teaches
also floor-barre and techniques of body-control, stretching and lengthening
muscles and specific exercises to strengthen the core muscles.
Her work has developed into a personal method of teaching ballet. Named Balletbodylogic she takes the body's own logic into account and advocates that technique is mechanical and depends on core muscles (red muscle fibers) only. This work has made out of Mrs. Autere a sought after guest teacher/educator and she has presented her method at ADF (American Dance Festival), at Universities in Finland, Sweden, Holland, Estonia, Latvia, Spain, Portugal, USA… at the Opera Ballet School in Oslo, Norway, Riga State Ballet School in Latvia, Arts Printing House in Vilnius, Lithuania, Riga Contemporary Dance Festival… as well as Riga National Ballet, Modern Dance Company Fine 5 in Tallinn, Physical Virus Collective (PVC) à Freiburg…and at conferences like IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine and Science), NOFOD (Nordic Forum for Dance Research), TaMeD (TantzMedicinDeutschland), UNESCO/CID…
During 1993 and 1994, Mrs. Autere was Ballet Mistress and Rehearsal Director for the company Nye Carte Blanche in Bergen, Norway.
Based in France since 1987, Mrs. Autere was "Professeur Associée" at the Arts Department of the University of Nice from 1997 to 2009. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Compagnie Ariel and works today as freelance artist, teacher and choreographer.