ABOUT AAF

Actors Academy Finland has been born from a passion for the craft of acting. Our mission is to create more avenues and possibilities for growth and expansion for both professional and starting actors, performers, directors and the ones who are looking for new ways to expand their creative and emotional expression and growth. 

We at AAF share a firm belief in every human being's natural talent. It is often not only about learning more skills but unlearning patterns that are disconnecting us from our creative freedom and flow.

We are here to help you do just that. Supporting you to learn what you need to learn, but most of all - help you unleash your unique talent. 

When you learn to work off what is really there, it isn’t work at all. 

- Ashlie Walker

THE PLACE FOR YOUR PASSION TO ROAM FREE.

At Actors Academy Finland, we take your craft seriously so that you can let go and find your creative core.

COME AS YOU ARE.

YOU ARE ENOUGH.

Our goal is your freedom in yourself. It's time to release your uniqueness and natural talent.

WE ALL NEED SUPPORT TO REACH OUR PEAK POTENTIAL.

Have you been looking for a supportive community and inspiring coaches to push you to the next level?

 

AAF TEAM

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NITA ARPIAINEN

Founder, CEO

Nita Arpiainen is an actor and acting coach, yoga teacher, holistic coach and the founder of Actors Academy Finland. In her previous career, she has also worked as a TV presenter and producer. 

Nita's deep passion and curiosity for acting, learning and personal growth is the underlying motivation for AAF to come alive. The vision for AAF was formed while Nita attended numerous acting schools and workshops in London at the Actors Studio, Giles Forman Acting Studio, City Academy and the Actors Temple to name a few, ultimately falling profoundly in love with the Meisner Technique, and it making a powerful and lasting impact on the way she viewed acting. Nita has been studying the Meisner Technique since 2015.

AAF has put together the One Year Actors Training as the optimal training course. It combines the expertise Nita has gathered on the subject around the world and eager to share it with her fellow actors.

SINI ONNE

Office Manager

Sini Onne is an actor, singer-songwriter, and production assistant. Having studied in London, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre; performance credits including Carousel, Hairspray, Posh, Punk Rock, Strange Land and Sick. In addition she has worked as a playwright, director and production assistant on various productions.

She has worked with Meisner Technique since 2015 and is passionate about her craft - developing her skills and trying new avenues in the industry. She joined the team at Actors Academy Finland in the Fall 2020 and is working as the office manager in charge of most student and teacher correspondence.

MAEVE KORPELA

Production Assistant & Content Creator

Maeve is a theatre professional from Ireland. Receiving a BAhons in Theatre and Drama studies, she has worked extensively with a variety of Irish theatre companies to promote original theatrical works as a freelance media manager, content creator, producer and assistant director. Passionate for the dramatic arts and performing from a young age, she has acted and worked on all manner of stages. An expansive curiosity continues to lead to the broadening of her craft and industry knowledge across a wide range of fields.

Maeve made the shift to the world of screen and joined Actors Academy Finland in January of 2021, aiding in productions, and content creation of the company.