Eeva Anttila

  • Professor, Tanssinopettajan maisteriohjelma, Theatre Academy
  • +358405858415


Eeva Anttila works as a professor of dance pedagogy at Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland, and leads the MA program for dance pedagogy. She completed her Doctor of Arts degree in dance at the Theatre Academy, Finland in 2003. Her research interests include dialogical and critical dance pedagogy, embodied learning, embodied knowledge and practice-based/artistic research methods. During 2009-13 she lead a development and research project in collaboration titled “The entire school dances!” Anttila is actively involved in national and international dance and arts education organizations and journals. She served as the Chair of Dance and the Child International (2009–2012), and has published several articles and book chapters nationally and internationally. Anttila is co-editor of the International Journal of Education in the Arts and a member of the editorial board of the Nordic Journal of Dance: Practice, Education and Research. Currently she is involved in the ARTSEQUAL -research project (see She is also a member of the Board of Uniarts Helsinki.

Research and publications

Anttila, E. 2013. Koko koulu tanssii! Kehollisen oppimisen mahdollisuuksia kouluyhteisössä. [The entire school dances! The possibilities of embodied learning in a school community]. Theatre Academy Helsinki: Acta Scenica 37.

Anttila, E. (2011) (Ed.). Taiteen jälki: Taidepedagogiikan polkuja ja risteyksiä.[The Trace of Art: Paths and Crossings in Art Pedagogy]. Teatterikorkeakoulu, Helsinki: Teatterikorkeakoulun julkaisusarja 40.

Anttila, E. 2003. A Dream Journey to the Unknown: Searching for Dialogue in Dance Education. Doctoral dissertation. Theatre Academy, Finland: Acta Scenica 14.


  • dance pedagogy
  • arts education
  • research methodology
  • critical pedagogy
  • qualitative research