Mikko Lampinen began his dance studies with Liisa Nojonen’s school. He graduated from the Dance Conservatory in Tampere in 2005. He has also studied on a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey School in New York. He has danced with Pori Dance Company from 2001, and worked there as Artistic Director (2014–2019) and Executive Director (2014–2020). He has danced with Carolyn Carlson Company (2005–2006), Helsinki Dance Company (2006–2010), Skånes Danseteater (2010) and the Finnish National Ballet (2010). In Finland Lampinen has worked with many prestigious names such as Jorma Uotinen, Kenneth Kvarnström, Marjo Kuusela and Tommi Kitti. He is also the founder of the art collective Sensus Pool Project, which focuses on audiovisual art. He has danced with Tero Saarinen Company since 2011, appearing in numerous productions.