Emrecan Tanis is a Turkish choreographer based in Finland and a dancer with the Finnish National Ballet. His latest creation,"Rise" which premiered at the Hannover Staatstheater, comprised part of an evening that also included the legendary choreographers Hans van Manen and Marco Goecke.
He has created several works for the Finnish National ballet and Finnish National Ballet school. Tanis has created for young choreographers platform of Stuttgart Ballet and his creation still remains in their repertoire.
Emrecan's short dance film "H-ome" inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, was chosen from a field of 520 applicants to receive funding from Finnish Institute. it had its world premier in June 2020.
Emrecan won the second award at Stuttgart choreographic competition in 2017 along with a video award for his solo ‘Separation Among Us’. As a result from the competition the piece toured in seven different cities in Germany and Brazil in 2017-2018. Tanis created “An Incident of Closeness” for Pori Dance Company in 2018. It has been performed in Finland and Switzerland. In 2014 Emrecan was selected to participate in the Hannover Choreographic competition with his piece ‘Step closer’, which was also performed at the opening Gala of Kuopio Dance festival the same year.
He is a recipient of the Talented Young Dancer- award of the Varna Ballet competition in 2007 and a finalist of Helsinki Ballet Competition in 2012.