Photo: Emilia Kangasluoma

HERE'S WHAT I'M CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH

 * Choreographer and dancer in The Artist Is at Home (Helsinki City Theatre, Helsinki)

* Working group member and performer in Katastrofiesitys (Tiivistämö, Helsinki)

* Shared position as an Artistic Director at Höyhentämö-Pluckhouse, Helsinki

* Sharing my practices at Zodiak - Center for New DanceTanssivintti and Syvyys Jooga


AND HERE'S MY ARTISTIC CV


EDUCATION

2009-2011 Theatre Academy (TeaK), Dance Department, M.A. in Dance, Helsinki Finland

2005-2006 University College of Dance, Program in Dance Performance, Stockholm Sweden

2002-2005 Turku Conservatory, Dance Department, Turku Finland

2004 Internship: At Marah Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Usa

2002-2003 Trainee Program: At Marah Dance Theatre, Philadelphia Usa

1999-2002 Järvenpää High School graduate, Järvenpää Finland


SELECTED WORKING EXPERIENCE AS A DANCER & CHOREOGRAPHER

2021 Choreographer in Them Merphing (Puppet Theatre Sampo, Helsinki)

2021 Dancer in Be the Ocean by Maija Nurmio (Barker Theatre, Turku)

2021 Dancer in Dancing with Social Distance by Kati Raatikainen and Angela Aldebs (Zodiak + Side Step Festival, Helsinki)

2020 Dancer in america by NOM KOLLEKTIV (Barker Theatre, Turku)

2017 Choreographer in a contemporary dance installation M3 (Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius & Gallery G12 Helsinki)

2017 Dancer in Oh, Forest chor. Maija Nurmio (Barker Theatre, Turku ja K&C Kekäläinen & Company, Helsinki)

2017 Dancer in Song of the Goddess dir. Steina Öhman (Kanneltalo, Helsinki)

2016-2017 Dancer in Danger Foxtrot's Oro y furo kor. Astrid Künzler-Büchter (Winterthur/ Basel/ Bern)

2015-2017 Choreographer in performances based on DTB: Merphing (Pacifico, Helsinki & anssi Teellä -festival, Pori) and Merphing 2 (Festival of Instant Choreography & Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki)

2015-2017 Dancer in a performance series Thousand intensities, in performances Aisthesiophysics, Territories and Adsorbsio chor. Akseli Aittomäki (Höyhentämö and Turbiinisali, Helsinki)

2016 Dancer in a dance film Ohdakepelto chor. Heini Tuoresmäki (Helsinki)

2015-2016 Performer in Ana Mendes' Marianne (Tanzquartier Wien/ ARC Arts Residency, Switzerland)

2013-2016 Dancer in Personal Symphonic Moment, chor. Elina Pirinen (Zodiak, Moving in November & Side Step Festival, Helsinki/ Barker Theatre, Turku/ Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt/ ImPulsTanz, Wien/ Tanz im August, Berlin/ NEXT festival, Kortrijk/ NORDWIND tour: Hellerau Dresden, Kampnagel Hamburg, Dampfzentrale Bern/ Black Box, Oslo Internasjonale Theaterfestival/ Joyce Unleashed, New York Live Arts, New York, Usa)

2014 Choreographer and dancer in SuperHero/SuperZero with Sonya Lindfors (Urban Apa - festival, Stoa, Helsinki)

2014 Dancer in Zoo dir. Katariina Numminen, chor. Anna Maria Häkkinen (Zodiak, Helsinki/ Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt/ Grey Cube, Korkeasaari Zoo)

2014 Dancer in carried? - the show must go on chor. Astrid Künzler-Büchter (Wintherthurer Passion, Switzerland)

2013 Dancer in Hommage to Money dir. Oded Littman (HKB/ City Theatre Bern/ Gessnerallee Zürich)

2013 Dancer in Die gute Stube chor. Astrid Künzler (Tanztheater Dito, Basel/Winterthur)

2013 Dancer in High Heels 5 chor. Cynthia Gonzalez (Cynthia Gonzalez Dance Theatre, Tanzwoche Dresden)

2012 Choreographer and dancer in Hyvä Ystävä - A Good Friend with Eliisa Erävalo (Zodiak Helsinki/ Tanssivirtaa Festival, Tampere/ international tanzmesse nrw, Düsseldorf/ Fringe Festival Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen/ Karhusaari Theatre Festival, Helsinki/ Sommerwerft, Frankfurt)

2012 Dancer in Xaris Finland's Moments in Light chor. Titta Tunkkari (Full Moon Dance Festival, Pyhäjärvi)

2010 Choreographer and dancer in Musik ska upplevas live (UrbanApa Festival, Stoa Helsinki /Tanssivirtaa Festival, Tampere/ Lavaklubi Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki/ Pikkuvappu, Theatre Academy Helsinki)

2010 Dancer in a dance film Almost Organic chor. Hanna-Pajala Assefa (Theatre Museum, Helsinki)

2009-2011 Choreographer and dancer in Top 10 (Theatre Academy, Helsinki/ Zodiak - Side Step Festival, Helsinki/ Yksin Sateessa? Festival, Joensuu)

2011 Dancer in Eirik Svensson's movie Must Have Been Love chor. Anna Mustonen (Kinotar Oy, Helsinki)

2007, 2010 Choreographer and dancer in an interactive solo Tanssia vallassasi (Siitolan kartanon taideyö, Imatra/ Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi)

2009 Dancer and choreographer in Francisco Delahay's compisition La Noche Transfigurada (Faces Festival, Karjaa)

2006-2009 Dancer in Dance Theatre Raatikko's One Spooky Night, Pictures at the exhibition, Hys, hys hymylään & Fairy tale circus chor. Marja Korhola (tour)

2008 Dancer and choreographer in Theatre Piha's play Odotus dir. Arto Myllärinen (Tour in Lapland: Rovaniemi, Sodankylä, Saariselkä, Ivalo, Levi ja Kittilä)

2008 Dancer and choreographer in Tavattomat-collective's No Take Away (Mamuska, Zodiak)

2007 Dancer in Does It Click? chor. Taneli Törmä (KokoTheatre, Helsinki)

2004 Dancer in a musical Swans of Migli chor. Eliisa Erävalo (Merunlahti Summer Theatre, Lempäälä)


OTHER PERFORMING ARTS RELATED EXPERIENCE

2017- Vice chairman and a board member, Höyhentämö-Pluckhouse (Helsinki)

2010- Member of the Live Art Collective OTHER SPACES (Helsinki): working group member and performer in Great Barrier Reef (Kampnagel, Hamburg/ Mousonturm, Frankfurt/ Kanneltalo & Kontula Electronics, Helsinki 2018-2019) Humanoid Hypothesis (Helsinki University Campus, Mad House Helsinki 2014), Avalokiteshvara (Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki 2015), Winter Wandering (Winter ANTI festival, Tahko 2016), Alien Art. Humanoid Hypothesis 2. (Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki 2016) and Avalokiteshvara Superclusters (Saari Residence & Helsinki 2017) + weekly training and performing Reindeer Safari in Mols Denmark & Athens Greece 2014, Bern Switzerland & Gothenburg Sweden 2015

2019- Team Leader at I AM ART camps by the non-profit organization Athentikos (Casa Bernabé, Fraijanes, Guatemala & Oasis, San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala)

2019-2020 Pitching of the Other Spaces collective's performance Great Barrier Reef (Performing HEL, Helsinki & IPAY International Association of Performing Arts for Youth, Philadelphia, USA)

2016-2018 Planning and executing an Artist-in-Residence pilot program (Athentikos, Guatemala City, Guatemala & Managua, Nicaragua)

2017 Lecturer, Working Life Skills -course (Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki)

2017 Member of the project How to become an artist (Helsinki)

2014 Collaborator in Project K initiated by Samuli Nordberg (Z-free/ Saari Residence, Finland)

2014 Collaborator in choreographers inc. initiated by Sonya Lindfors (Zodiak, Helsinki)

2013, 2014 Invited Artist at Watch & Talk Belluard Bollwerk International Festival (Fribourg, Switzerland)


SELECTED WORKING EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER

2013- Teaching my artistic practice Dances to a Beat (DTB) at different contexts: University of the Arts Helsinki, Degree Programme in Dramaturgy and Directing + Devising course, Helsinki/ Höyhentämö - Pluckhouse, Helsinki/ The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia, Kälviä/ Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Helsinki/ Side Step Festival, Helsinki/ Volksroom, The Ivo Dimchev Space Brussels/ Une université d'été parisienne, Récollets Paris/ UrbanApa Festival, Ateneum Helsinki/ Tanzhaus Zürich/ Residenz Tanz Leuk/ Ballsaal, Bern/ Tanzinwinterthur & Tanztheater Dito, Winterthur/ WILD CARD, Tanzhaus Zürich/ LIFE tantsulager, Loov Impulss, Estonia/ Tanssille ry, Helsinki/ Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki/ TREenit ry, Tampere/ Tanssivintti, Helsinki/ LéSPACE Helsinki/ Heftziba kibbutz, Israel/ Open University at University of the Arts Helsinki/ BYRON, New Jersey, Usa/ Unlimited Dance Academy, Guatemala/ I AM ART camps by Athentikos: Oasis, San Lucas Sacatepéquez + Jungle School, Petén + Casa Bernabé, Fraijanes, Guatemala/ Marc and Daves, Tola, Nicaragua/ Artes Muy Especiales, Guatemala/ Ballet Moderno y Folklórico, Guatemala/ Mystical Yoga Farm, Santiago, Guatemala/ El Teatrito + Sonido del Musica, Xela, Guatemala/ Christian American School Carretera, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2018- Teaching People's Practice Group (PPG) improvisation classes at different contexts: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Helsinki/ Eskus - Performance Center, Helsinki/ Höyhentämö - Pluckhouse, Helsinki/ The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia, Kälviä / Constelaciones familiares workshop, Mystical Yoga Farm, Guatemala

2019- Teaching yoga at different contexts: Tanssille ry, Helsinki/ Helsinki Dance Company, Helsinki /Sagayoga, Helsinki/ The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia, Kälviä/Höyhentämö - Pluckhouse, Helsinki/ Cocorí, El Paredon, Guatemala/ Cooperativa Spanish School, San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala/ Mystical Yoga Farm, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala/ Casa Bernabé, Fraijanes, Guatemala/ Oasis, San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala

2002-2012 Teaching dance classes (for example contemporary dance/ ballet/ improvisation) at: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, Helsinki/ Tanssivintti, Helsinki/ Keravan Naisvoimistelijat/ Helsinki Dance Institute/ Kerava Dance Institute/ Lahden kansanopisto/ Helsinki City/ LIFE-camps, Ryttylä/ HEO Drama Course/ Lumoavan tanssin keskus, Helsinki/ Keho&Mieli, Helsinki/ Espoon tanssiopisto/ Vantaan tanssiopisto/ Nurmijärvi Dance Institute/ Dance School Vinha, Karkkila/ Järvenpään Kuntoliikunta/ Lahjan Tytöt, Turku)