Ari Tenhula

Professor, TeaK/Master's Degree Programme in Dance Performance


Ari Tenhula has been active in the Finnish and international dance scene as a dancer and choreographer and has toured with his dance pieces in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He was the artistic director of Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company 2000– 2002. He has created choreographies for dance companies, and to theatre and opera productions. His dance/technology installations have been shown at various venues both in Finland and abroad. He was awarded Finland Prize in 2003 for his achievements in choreography.

Since 2006 he has curated the Moving in November -festival in Helsinki. At the Theatre Academy Helsinki he has held the position of the professor for contemporary dance since 2008.