Learn about our programme’s activities, content of studies, current events and latest publications.


The Choreography Degree Programme is an active contributor to the field of choreography. We promote the development of the artistic field, mutual and intercultural understanding and strengthening of the independence of dance art, and cooperation with other art forms.

Contact information

  • Kirsi Monni

  • Jan-Peter Kaiku


News and Events


Read about the studies of choreography in Theatre Academy.

    • Kirsi Monni

    • Professor, Koreografian maisteriohjelma, Theatre Academy
    • +358405456350
    • Jana Unmüssig

    • Lecturer, Koreografian maisteriohjelma, Theatre Academy

Seminars, thematic studies & internationality

MA programme is initiating and facilitating theme based courses and seminars that handle current societal, ecological and artistic issues. The studies provide opportunities for multi- and transdisciplinary views, practice-based research and networking. In addition to field trips, exchange studies and international visiting teachers, the programme itself is constantly cultivated by international advising and peer support. Professor Kirsi Monni visits regularly other art universities, and is asked to act as an external evaluator and peer reviewer in study, research and recruitment matters.

Watch lectures by our international visiting teachers in Vimeo

Students and most recent alumni

    • Sara Grotenfelt

    • Student in choreography, starting year 2019
    • Laura Jantunen

    • Student in choreography, starting year 2021
    • Eeva Juutinen

    • Student in choreography, starting year 2019
    • Ryan Mason

    • Student in choreography, starting year 2021
    • Maya Oliva

    • Student in choreography, starting year 2019
    • Lydia Touliatou

    • Student in choreography, Starting year 2021
    • Tero Hytönen

    • Master of Arts (Dance) 2020
    • + 358 40 701 4207
    • Karoliina Loimaala

    • Master of Arts (Dance) 2020
    • +358 45 675 7890
    • Iina Taijonlahti

    • Master of Arts (Dance) 2020
    • +358503459897

Artistic research and publications

The first doctoral dissertation from Theatre Academy was published in 2001. MA programme in choreography has a strongly research oriented approach to choreography, that gives the student good readiness for postgraduate studies. The programme collaborates with the Performing Arts Research Center TUTKE. It is also a crucial agent in Theatre Academy’s publication series Kinesis, that focuses on research on dance.

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