Saku Koistinen is a dancer and choreographer currently living in Kajaani, Northern Finland. Since August 2017 he has been the Artistic Director of Kajaani based Routa Company. From April 2020 on he will be a freelance dancer / choreographer.


His ambition is to make uncompromising and passionate work, whatever the project and the role is. In his creations he approaches the world with a philosophic point of view. Behind everything lies the big questions of life: the questions of existence, time and death. Lately he has become more and more interested in ecological questions and challenges. He studies the world with a warm touch and dry humor.

Photo: Luke Daniels

Saku Koistinen has been dancing and touring in several contemporary dance companies and independent productions since 2006, including companies like Tero Saarinen Company, Ireland based Teac Damsa (previously known as Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre), Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre and Petri Kekoni Company.

Since 2010 Koistinen has been creating his own choreographic work. At the moment he is working on Forest Ballet, a ecological dance piece that is rehearsed and performed outdoors.


Koistinen's works have been played in Finland and toured in France, Czech, Russia and India.

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