Susanna Leinonen Company

Susanna Leinonen is one of the most internationally acclaimed Finnish choreographers. She has received the Finland prize and the Dance Work of the Year award (2004) and the Helsinki Cultural Prize (2012). In 2010 Susanna Leinonen was nominated for the Benois de la Dance Prize.

Leinonen’s works have toured in nearly 30 countries in several festivals and venues such as Julidans, The Place, and Dance Biennale Tokyo. She has also created commissioned works for major companies such as the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Finnish National Ballet, Gothenburg Ballet, Danish Dance Theatre, Nürnberg Ballet, and Skånes Dansteater.

Susanna Leinonen Company was formed in 2001 and is financially supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the City of Helsinki.

The group is above all recognized by its movement language, which tends to express the complexity of life in all its subtlety. Leinonen collaborates with composers and top video, set, and costume designers to create original and breathtaking performances.


Susanna Leinonen Company’s repertoire currently consists of Nasty (2018), TOXIC (2020), and Body (2021). Read more about the productions on the artist’s website here.

Photos Slider: Dirk Sevenants, Julian Venado, Mirkku Merimaa, Mirka Kleemola, Roosa Oksaharju