What we do


Tero Saarinen Company’s mission is to create, perform and teach powerful and engaging contemporary dance at the highest levels of artistic excellence in Helsinki, Finland and internationally, based on Tero Saarinen’s artistic vision.

Tero Saarinen Company

Founded by dancer-choreographer Tero Saarinen in 1996, Tero Saarinen Company has toured at prestigious venues in 40 countries on six continents. Its core activities also include running an international teaching programme, presenting international dance companies in Helsinki and community outreach projects. In addition, Saarinen and his team collaborate with other prominent dance groups; Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT1), the Batsheva Dance Company and Lyon Opéra Ballet, to name but a few, have featured Saarinen’s works in their repertoires. Tero Saarinen Company is in residence at the Alexander Theatre in Helsinki.

``Reader be warned. This review is going to gush. If the opposite of Eurotrash is Eurogold, this outstanding contemporary dance troupe is a precious metal indeed.``


Company Management

Artistic Director:
Tero Saarinen

Managing Director:
Iiris Autio

Technical Director:
Ville Konttinen

Head of Artistic Development:
Sini Länsivuori

Rehearsing Director:
Henrikki Heikkilä

Head of Marketing & Communications:
Terhi Mikkonen

Head of International Sales:
Johanna Rajamäki

 Company Manager:
Maiju Ristilä

Production Coordinator:
Carita Weissenfelt

Annual Reports

The annual reports of  Passion in Motion, registred association, can be downloaded here (only in Finnish):

2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016