Liisa Pietikäinen

“Susanna has a wonderful, detailed but demanding movement language in which the whole body is alive! The movement speaks for itself and creates a totally unique world which it’s wonderful to experience. It’s great to be involved in experimenting with one’s own skills; my ballet training has certainly come in useful!”

Dancer Liisa Pietikäinen got her B.A in spring 2009 and is about to finish her studies for M.A. in Dance Art at the Theatre Academy of Finland. She took up dance as a hobby in Klaukkala, Nurmijärvi Dance School and later spent time as an exchange student at Copenhagen National Theatre School, where she worked with e.g. Adi Salant, Katie Duck and Piet Rogie. In Finland Pietikäinen has danced with e.g. Marjo Kuusela, Hanna Brotherus ,Caitlin Corbett and Elina Pirinen and worked as a trainee in Tero Saarinen Company. Liisa Pietikäinen has teaching experience from Nurmijärvi Dance School and Helsingin tanssiopisto. Since 2011 she has been working in Compagnia Zappalà Danza in Sicilia.