Companies and choreographers

Here you can get to know dance companies and choreographers based in Finland. For more information please visit the artists’ websites and social media – the links can be found in the contact cards.

11 items in category Choreographers / Community Dance

© Johanna Vehkanen

Aladin Pauliina

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Pauliina is a dance artist, dance teacher and social circus director. She enjoys working as a performer, choreographer and art pedagogy. She graduated as dance teacher 2005 and social circus director 2014.

Hanna B. © Nico Backström

Brotherus Hanna

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Hanna Brotherus is a choreographer, director and dance teacher, who is known from her work with different groups of people. She has made dance pieces for example with old people and asylum seekers. Many of her work has been performed in the Finnish National Theatre.

Ritva Tiikala

Hirvonen Minnamaria Minni

Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Minni Hirvonen is a dance and performance artist, producer and community artist.

One of her characters named Miss Catastroph is part of her life long work on the theme of nature conservation.

Minni also campaigns for accessible art, applied art and culture. Her integrated and inclusive art collective is called Able Art Group.

PISS © Mika Ailasmäki

Kallio Kati

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Kati Kallio is a Finnish dance filmmaker and choreographer. Her films have been shown internationally in festivals and on tv. Since 2015 she has worked as artistic director of International Loikka dance film festival.

Harmonia - Harmony © Rita Denisova

Koistinen Laura (Vesterinen)

Community Dance|Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

Laura Koistinen (Vesterinen) is working both as a choreographer and dancer. Besides that she organizes workshops for amateurs and professionals for example in Lohja, Turku, Helsinki and also abroad.

geishaphoto series © Jean-Claude Néron

Kuosa Wilma-Emilia

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Jazz dance artist Wilma-Emilia Kuosa is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. In her work Kuosa is updating jazz dance to today with her socially critical multi art concepts. She often collaborates with musicians to create the art work together.

© Pekka Mäkinen

Kuula Sannamaria

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Sannamaria Kuula is a Kuopio based freelance dance artist with an MA in dance. She works in the field of dance as a choreographer, performer and teacher. Kuula is interested in the essence of movement and moving, as well as the interplay between sensation and movement.

The Horse Show © Ilkka Aaltonen

Nenonen Noora

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Noora Nenonen works as choreographer, director and perfomer in various contexts from contemporary dance to opera and community art. Her artistic focus within different communities lies on dialogues and narratives where bodies and voices are manifested.

Departures © Maija Nurmio

Nurmio Maija

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance|Ballet

Dance artist Maija Nurmio works in contemporary dance, performance and fine art scene. Nurmio graduated with MA Choreography from Theatre Academy in 2009 with prior studies at Laban. She works in close collaboration with other artists in different artistic assemblies.

© Anna Rouhu

Palmgren Sari

Community Dance|Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

Sari Palmgren is working as a freelance choreographer, dancer and dance teacher in Finland and abroad. She is working widely in the dance field: with stage works, theatre, different social choreography and community projects and dance films.

© Teemu Ullgrén

Taijonlahti Iina

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Contemporary Dance

Iina Taijonlahti is a dance artist and teacher from Helsinki, who is working also in Asia and United States. She has mainly worked with dance film, non-dancers and different kind of art collectives.