Samuli Roininen

Since graduating from Turku Arts Academy (1993–1997) and training at Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Samuli Roininen has performed in over twenty countries. In the Netherlands, he danced in choreographies by Josette Baïz, Martin Butler, Nils Christe, Nacho Duato, Hans van Manen, Jiří Kylián and Piet Rogie among others.

Samuli has been working as a dancer-choreographer for MD since 2003, collaborating with choreographers Helena Franzén, Tommi Kitti, Jenni Kivelä, Jyrki Karttunen, Ari Numminen and Liisa Pentti, and director Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen, among others. He has worked frequently as a guest choreographer and teacher for many theatre and dance companies and institutes, including the Finnish National Opera Ballet School and Tampere Conservatoire.

Samuli is also a co-founder of Gnab Collective a loose group of artists around director/writer Martina Marti.

Samuli’s works have been performed in the US, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Japan and China. Samuli was the recipient of the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s one-year grant in 2014. Samuli also serves on the artistic board of directors for the Tampere Dance Current Festival.