Johanna Nuutinen


Dancer-Chreographer Johanna Nuutinen graduated from the Finnish National Opera Ballet school in 2002. In 2002 she became a member of the Finnish National Ballet and created a successful career with the company while dancing soloist parts in works by Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jacobo Godani, Sylvie Guillem, John Neumeier, Jorma Elo and Jorma Uotinen, among others. In 2017 Nuutinen danced a soloist role in Tero Saarinen‘s Kullervo at the Finnish National Ballet. During her time with the National Ballet she also created her own productions to the stage and on film.

Johanna is the lead artist of Johanna Nuutinen + Collaborators, a dance production platform which was formed in 2016 in order to support the work Nuutinen creates with a team of dancers, designers, dramaturgs and creative producers. In 2017 Nuutinen received a 3-year artist grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and in 2020 from Arts Promotion Center Finland. Her awarded dance films have been presented at over 40 international film festivals and stage works at several dance festivals in Finland and abroad. Nuutinen’s latest works include ANON – The Act of waiting (2018), the multidisciplinary work IRIS (2017) and OPIA (2021). OPIA is the first part of Nuutinen’s series of works that examine the world of senses and sensory perceptions – TSC’s Hz (2022) being the second. Before Tero Saarinen Company, she has created commissioned works for the Finnish National Ballet and West Australian Ballet. Nuutinen’s Hz is the first piece commissioned for Tero Saarinen Company by another choreographer.

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