Satu Halttunen

Choreographer’s Assistant, Rehearsal Director, Dancer

Satu Halttunen studied in the Department of Dance at the University of the Arts Helsinki (1994–1998), and at The School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (1999). She has worked with several prominent names, such as Deborah Hay, as well as Finnish choreographers Kirsi Monni, Tommi Kitti, Carl Knif and Liisa Risu. She has danced with Tero Saarinen Company since 1999 and also works as a Choreographer’s Assistant and Rehearsing Director. In 2020, Halttunen created the TERO technique-based movement identity for the rock musical Hamlet (TTT-Theatre), together with Tero Saarinen.

``In terms of dance and expressiveness the Company’s three female soloists, Satu Halttunen, Auri Ahola and Natasha Lommi, already made the biggest impression on me in their separate solos, but especially in their powerful group scenes. They have the formal skills, but that does not stop their personalities from coming through.”

- Hufvudstadsbladet, 14 October 2016 (Finland) about MESH