Mikko Makkonen - Tero Saarinen Company

Mikko Makkonen

Dancer (Dance Theatre Minimi)

Mikko Makkonen graduated from the Master’s Degree Programme in Dance Performance at University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy in 2015 and as a dance teacher from Turku Arts Academy in 2013. He has worked with choreographers such as Geon Hyauk Jin, Joona Halonen, Sonya Lindfors, Marjo Kuusela, Jarkko Mandelin, Jorma Uotinen and Jeremy Wade. Mikko was a company dancer at Aurinkobaletti AB Dance Company during 2015-2016 and he has been a guest dancer at Finnish National Ballet, Dance Theatre Glims & Gloms, Kinetic Orchestra, Pori Dance Company and Helsinki City Theatre’s Lilla Teatern among others.

Mikko has done choreographic work and collaborations at freelance productions, Dance Theatre Minimi and Zodiak Centre for New Dance. The bodily focus of dancing and a responsible relationship with the world are core values in Mikko’s work. Currently he works as one of Dance Theatre Minimi’s artistic and managing directors. (minimi.fi) His collaboration with TSC started in 2021 on Transit.