Hi, I'm Johanna
I am a Finnish-American actor/model with conservatory training and professional experience both on camera and on stage. In modeling, I work consistently doing beauty, hair, and promotional assignments, but also have some runway, fashion and commercial experience despite my mere 5'7" height. I'm currently looking to get my foot in the door here in NYC. My goal is to become more involved in TV and Film projects in the city! I hope FilmAnnex can help me find contacts in the industry and I hope to find the right roles fitting my fresh/healthy/scandinavian/natural style!
Best Regards, Johanna Telander
TIGER WOODS 1ST PRESS PARODY Elin Nordegren NeoworldTV Productions (NYC)
Adjusted Allison Blinky Productions
BLACK SHIRLEY TEMPLE Inga Black Shirley Productions (NY)
DREAMS (Pilot) Joanna (Barbie) Tal Peer Productions (NY)
THE ENGINEERING SIZZLE ‘Anna’ the German Engineer Max Curious Productions (NYC)
CALL ME MR.J 1, 2, and 3 Dr. Harleen Quinzel/ Harley Quinn Blinky Productions
THE BASEMENT AMY/GHOST OF AMY Steven Shen Productions 2009 (NY)
THE WICCAN Melinda Morgan Meisterpiece Theatre (NY)
HERE COMES COSMIC HELP Co-Anchor Time Warner (NY)
BY THE WAY(Short Film) Daniela (Dani) Andrey Khostov Films (NY)
PAPERIN RESEPTI Principal Topeye Productions (Finland)
DREAM FACTORY 3&4 Principal Popcorn& Topeye Productions (Finland)
TV Promotion Solo Album 2003 (Universal Music) MTV3, YLE Television (Finland)
Christmas Rappings Featured Ensemble (S2 Section Leader) Judson Memorial (Off Broadway)
No One But You Principal Written&Directed by Greg Drozdek (NY)
THE SEAGULL Irina Arkadina Capital University Theatre
LUCKY STIFF Dominique Capital University Theatre
SHYLOCK’S DAUGHTER Ariel (Jessica) Capital University Theatre
FRIEDA Chorus National Opera of Finland
GIVE ME YOUR HAND (Hei Kates Anna) M.C. Jazz Cat Malmi Center of Cultural Arts (Finland)
JOZU Solo Album Release Minor Music Productions
UUSI SATSI Commercial Album Release R.E.C. Studios
ENSIMMAINEN PAIVA Solo Single Release top 10 Universal Music Finland
MA OSAAN SEN Commercial Single Release PopCorn Records Finland
Lead Vocalist Johanna Telander& Band NYC, NY
Lead Vocalist David Fletcher& The Internationalists NYC, NY
Lead Vocalist Society’s Doll Jazz Band Columbus, Ohio
Lead Vocalist The Rick Brunetto Big Band Columbus, Ohio
Lead Vocalist Bermud Withor Band, Fink Fusion Band Helsinki, Finland
Professional Acting Certificate, AMDA.
BA in Music, Summa cum Laude, Capital University Conservatory of Music.
Music Diploma in R&B/ Pop Voice, West-Helsinki College of Music.
Baccalaureate, Magna cum Laude, Sibelius Post-Secondary School
VOICE (Classical, Jazz, R&B, Pop): Eileen Schauler, Lynn Roseberry, Maggie Green, Anna Kuoppamaki.
IMPROVISATION: Member of Dot.Comedy Improvisation Troupe. Improvisation Workshop (Helsinki).
ACTOR TRAINING AMDA: Elaine Petricoff, Mark Riherd, Dan Daily, Jay Dias, Chris Neher, Randolf Pearson, Jeffrey Dunn, Peter Susser, Philip Hernandez, Gail Dennison
DANCE (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Modern, Hip-hop, Improv, African): AMDA (NY), BalletMet (OH), Helsinki Dance Institute, Sibelius Post-Secondary, (Helsinki, Finland)
JAZZ PIANO: Rait Karm, West-Helsinki College of Music, Mark Flugge Capital University
Fluent in: English, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish. Able to converse in French and German.
Dialects: All the above, Russian, British (R. P. and colloquial), White South African/ Afrikaans, Cockney, Irish, Southern Belle.
Familiar with Finale and Sibelius notation software. Intermediate to advanced skills: sight singing, harp, composition, arranging.
Modeling/Promotion: FashionTeam Booking Agency (Finland), Abercrombie& Fitch (NY), Signette (NY) Sweet Deal (NY), Interference (NY)
Honors/Awards: Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honorary; Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.