I have been educated as a dance artist in Copenhagen (The Danish National Schoo of Performing Arts) and Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki's Theater Academy). At the core of my artistic practice are collective group work and improvisation as a work and performance tool. With my work I want to promote values of community and equality and build safe, meaningful and sustainable working structures in all the settings I work in. 

My most important choreographic works are the process-oriented musical short film With a little help from my friends (2017), the wandering site-sensitive dance piece BUNDLE (2017) and the dance performance LET'S NOT PRETEND TO BE ALONE HERE (2016). My work has been performed, among other cities and venues, in Copenhagen, Denmark at Works at Work-festival and Dansehallerne, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at NEUNOW-festival, in Umeå, Sweden and Tampere and Helsinki, Finland.

I have performed in others' work in Denmark at The Danish National School of Performing Arts, The Royal Danish Theater and Aaben Dans- dance theater and in Finland at Uniarts Helsinki's Theater Academy and dance company Raekallio Corp. I have performed in pieces from Lea Moro (CH), Liz Kinoshita (CA/BE), Rebecca Hilton (AU/SE), Thomas Eisenhardt (DK), Pietari Kärki (FI) and Valtteri Raekallio (FI), among others.

In addition to my artistic work, I produce other artists pieces in the performing arts. I have worked as a production coordinator for choreographer Valtteri Raekallio for many years, as a production assistant for choregrapher Sonya Lindfors in her upcoming piece camouflage and recently started as the producer of theater Circus Maximus.

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