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.

13 items in category Companies / Community Dance

Deep © Pekka Mäkinen

Alpo Aaltokoski Company

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance

Alpo Aaltokoski’s aspiration is to understand human beings and their personal relations, never forgetting the comic side of things. Holistic visual insight is characteristic to Aaltokoski’s artistic work. AAC has toured in nearly 30 countries worldwide.

Anamorphic Variations © Sakari Viika

Ismo Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo blends art and dance with new concepts. His agenda touches on body politics and the aesthetics of movement. He explores the spectrum of visual culture. For him, dance is a way to perceive, describe, and be within the world.

Dinosaur © James Medcraft

Janina Rajakangas Projekti

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Janina Rajakangas Project is an always renewing group of artists called to complete each project.

The Space. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Pirje Mykkänen

Liisa Pentti +Co

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance

A Helsinki-based dance company with a distinctive, uncompromising artistic style. Artistic profile of the group, formed in 2000, is situated in the landscape of dance, performing arts and contemporary theatre, and its work is characterized by experimentation.

BabySauna © Dorit Salutskij

Loiske Ensemble

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Loiske Ensemble creates dance productions for small children. Loiske Ensemble was established in 2006 from the need to give the under 3-year-old viewers experiences through the art of dance.

Havaintoja Maasta © Esa Kyyrö

Pori Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Among the closest values to our hearts is to advance tolerance and humane values through dance – and its various forms, endless possibilities and deep roots.

VillerValla © Tatu Kantomaa

Rasa Collective

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Rasa Collective produces high-quality dance works especially in North-Finland and the whole Barents Region. The works are  high artistic quality, ambitious and original.

POST (C) Ia Samoil

Routa Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

ROUTA (lit. permafrost) is a Kajaani-based independent company for contemporary dance. The aim of the company is to produce high-quality, unique dance performances which are rooted in the ground of the Kainuu.

Rule of Capture 2 Fallen © Jefunne Gimpel

Saine Ensemble

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Produces 2-4 creations and concepts per year in collaboration with artists from different art genres. Works are multidisciplinary including dance, music, visual arts and dance films. Artistic Director is Annatuuli Saine.

Vieraskirja © Anna Fioretti

Sivuun Ensemble

Dance Theatre|Community Dance

Sivuun Ensemble is a multidisciplinary collective. Ensemble’s performances are intensive conversations between different art forms, opening seminal interpretations to current issues, significant for individuals and communities alike.

Beyond the Body © Michal Iwanowski


Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Young Audiences

TaikaBox, created by choreographer/dancer Tanja Råman and digital artist/designer John Collingswood, is a non-profit dance and digital art organisation registered in Wales and in Finland. TaikaBox creates new ways for people to experience dance.

Morphed © Mikki Kunttu

Tero Saarinen Company

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Ballet

Tero Saarinen’s works have captivated audiences and critics in nearly 40 countries, including at Place des Arts (Montreal), BAM & The Joyce (New York), Chaillot & Châtelet (Paris), Southbank Centre (London), Movimentos Festival (Germany), New Zealand International Arts Festival, Saitama Arts Theatre (Tokyo) and SIDance (Seoul).

© Harri Tahvanainen

The Tempest Group

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance

The Tempest Group, founded by dancer Elli Isokoski and choreographer Pauliina Laukkanen. The group’s work is based on the urge to take dance among people, in places where dance performances are not necessarily a familiar sight.