Johanna Nuutinen +Collaborators is a contemporary dance company founded in 2016 which supports the work of choreographer Johanna Nuutinen and a team of visionary designers and dance artists. We create works for the independent field and commissioned productions for larger institutions in Finland and internationally. Our works deal with the body in the world of sensory perception through bold visual worlds and virtuosic movement, revealing the hidden narratives within us. Courage, integrity, curiosity and imagining the impossible are some of the core values that lead our way.


Kinesteetikot ry, a non-profit association founded in 2015, serves as the background organisation of Johanna Nuutinen + Collaborators. The aim of the association is to advance embodied consciousness in the society, support the development of dance and theatre as art forms, further the collaboration between different art forms and the dialogue between art and science in Finland as well as internationally.

Our operations are funded by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The City of Helsinki, Ministry of Education and Culture, Kone Foundation and Finnish Cultural Foundation. Our latest production partners have been among others Finnish National Ballet, Tero Saarinen Company, Dance House Helsinki, Zodiak-Centre for New Dance and Skånes Dansteater, Malmö.

Johanna Nuutinen

“I’m interested in multidisciplinary collaborations and use dance, visual art and film in order to create multidimensional worlds. With my works I desire to offer a visceral journey which shakes your emotions, wakes up your kinaesthetic empathy and creates a space for you the reflect, question and see the subject at hand in a new light.”

Choreographer 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, Tero Saarinen, Jorma Elo and Jorma Uotinen among others. During her time with the National Ballet she also created her own productions to the stage and on film.

In 2017 Johanna received a 3 year artist grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation and in 2020 from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. At the moment she works as a freelance artist.

Her works have been presented at over 40 international film festivals and several dance festivals in Finland and abroad. Johannas´s latest works include SKIN HUNGER (2023) OPIA (2021-2022), and ANON – The Act of waiting (2018). She has created commissioned works for Finnish National Ballet (Hyöky / Surge, 2022), Tero Saarinen Company (Hz, 2022), Skånes Dansteater (Zero-Zero, 2022) West Australian Ballet (X-it, 2019).