About

Milla Koistinen has graduated from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Finland with MA in dance and from HfS Ernst Busch/HZT Berlin with MA in choreography.

She has worked among others with Kristian Smeds, Hiroaki Umeda, Peter Verhelst (NTGent/Johan Simons), Cie Heddy Maalem, Christine Gaigg, Hans van den Broeck and Les Ballets du Grand Maghreb. Since 2008 she has been creating her own work and her creations have been played among other locations in HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Tanzhaus NRW, Mad House Helsinki, Ballhaus Ost and in Uferstudios Berlin.

Koistinen has collaborated among others with Jochen Arbeit, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, director Janne Reinikainen at the Finnish National Theatre and with soundpoet Dirk Huelstrunk.

In the summer 2010 Koistinen was one of the danceWEB scholarship recipients in Impulstanz Vienna.

She has worked as a guest teacher at SEAD Salzburg, the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Tanzhaus NRW, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Toula Limnaios Company, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Munich DancePAT, Tanzhaus Zürich, Theatre Academy of Helsinki,  the University of Tampere, HZT Berlin, Marameo and DOCK 11 in Berlin,  Espace Catastrophe in Brussels and PAC Ramallah.

In 2017 Milla Koistinen is working with the support of Arts Promotion Centre Finland six months artist grant.