Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo

Ismo Dance Company is the brainchild of the award winning Finnish choreographer Ismo-Pekka Heikinheimo, known for inventive and ground-breaking performances.

Ismo-Pekka blends art and performance with new concepts and artistic methods. His social agenda touches on body politics and the aesthetics of movement. His work is multidisciplinary and transformative, exploring the spectrum of visual culture. For him dance is a way to perceive, to describe and to be within the world.

Ismo-Pekka is known for artistic bravery in breaking the boundaries of dance in his collaboration with performance and visual artists, scenographers, architects, philosophers, musicians and voice artists, fashion and light designers. He has created over 60 choreographies presented in 15 countries from Iceland to Namibia.

Ismo-Pekka has danced in works by numerous international choreographers: Carolyn Carlson, Andrew Degroat, Sylvie Guillermin, Kilina Kremona, Didier Deschamps, Andrew Degroat, Lea Anderson, Jessica Iwanson, Jorma Uotinen, Nanna Nilsson, Christine Meldahl and Olof Ingofsdottir.

Ismo-Pekka is a graduate in Contemporary Dance and Choreography from London Contemporary Dance School (1989). He has a Master of Arts (2014) from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. He was senior lecturer for Contemporary Dance and member of the faculty at the Theatre Academy of Finland from 1996 to 2001.

Ismo-Pekka is the founder of Tanssin Aika / Time of Dance Festival which became the largest festival of Finnish contemporary dance during his five years as Artistic Director.

Ismo Dance Company

Kalastajanpolku 1 D 80

00560 Helsinki


+358 41 524 8884


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