Mikko Makkonen

Dancer (Dance Theatre Minimi)

Mikko Makkonen is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, acting currently also as one of Dance Theatre Minimi’s Artistic and Managing Directors. Makkonen has graduated from the Master’s Degree Programme in Dance Performance at the University of the Arts Helsinki Theatre Academy (2015) and from Turku Arts Academy (2013). He has a strong background in street dance and breakdance, performing and competing both in Finland and internationally.

In addition to Tero Saarinen Company, Makkonen has been a guest dancer at e.g. the Finnish National Ballet, Helsinki City Theatre, Kinetic Orchestra and Pori Dance Company. He has performed in the works of various Finnish choreographers and companies. Makkonen’s own choreographies have been seen in multiple productions at Kuopio City Thetre, 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 Makkonen’s work. See Mikko Makkonen’s dance reel in Vimeo!

His collaboration with TSC started in 2021 on Transit.