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.

19 items in category Choreographers / Dance Theatre

© 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.

Lonh © Jari Puranen

Alajärvi Erika

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Ethnic & Folk Dance

As a dancer and choreographer my aim is to create a work inspired by corporal language and music of flamenco and using it without losing the natural character and dramaturgy of the traditional flamenco dance.

© Pette Rissanen

Alakunnas Kimmo

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

Kimmo Alakunnas is a dancer and choreographer, who graduated from Theatre Academy Helsinki 2010 with a Master of Arts degree. Kimmo has worked as an actor, dancer, choreographer and short film director. His previous works have been dance performances and contemporary dance short films.

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.

Harjunpää Leena

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance

Leena Harjunpää is a dance artist and choreographer based in Helsinki. In addition to working as a choreographer, she has performed both in dance pieces and plays.

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.

© Hanna Koikkalainen

Iles Reetta-Kaisa

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Ethnic & Folk Dance

Choreographer Reetta-Kaisa Iles (MA) is particularly focused in her work in the interaction between dance and music. She is currently working as an artistic director of the Dance Theatre Tsuumi and working as a dancer and a singer in Puhti-duo.

Jotakin kuin Grey Gardens © Aino Kannisto

Jenni Kivelä & Kind People

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Since 2002 this company creates dance performances that combine features from dance and theatre, which moves between the conceptual and the concrete. Jenni Kivelä has a strong and recognisable choreographic style.

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.

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.

©Patrick Beelaert

Lapitskaya Vera

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

Works both in Finland and abroad. She uses a multidisciplinary approach combining dance with music, paintings, poetry and other art forms. In 2014 she established NotaBene duet – an artistic group which creates performances for different target groups (

© Jukka Nuutinen

Lehmus Jarkko

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance

Jarkko Lehmus has worked as a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, director and actor since 1995 in Finland and internationally.
LehmusWorks deals with physicality, imagination, emotions, empathy and the meeting ground of art and science.

Poroporo 2015 © Jari Haavikko

Milla Virtanen & Company

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance

Since 2007 Milla Virtanen has created 10 dance theatre performances, which have been performed more than 80 times in 8 countries around Europe and in South-Korea. She has graduated from Fontys Dansacademie, Holland in 2008, specialising in dance theatre.

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.

© Simon Beyer-Pedersen

Pippingsköld Heli

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance

Pippingsköld is a professional dancer and dance artist who works mainly in North Finland and Denmark. The past years she has been working in a collaborations with Satu Tuomisto+Comp, Taikabox, Anu Sistonen, Milla Virtanen and Palle Granhoj (Denmark).

© Anna Salmi

Robinson Elina

Dance Theatre|Ethnic & Folk Dance

Elina Robinson is a flamenco dancer, choreographer and pedagogue. She is working with The Imperfecto Collective which combines traditional dance and modern media, creating a visually impressive urban setting.

© 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.