Sasu Paakkunainen appointed Executive Producer of Dance House Helsinki
Sasu Paakkunainen will start as the new Executive Producer of Dance House Helsinki on 1.8.2022.
Sasu is an experienced cultural professional who has previously worked at the technology event Slush, Espoo Cultural Centre and as a tour manager for several Finnish performing arts groups. He has become familiar with the dance scene as a technical producer for Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform. Paakkunainen graduated from the master degree programme in Cultural Production at Metropolia. At Dance House Helsinki, Paakkunen is responsible for the implementation of the house's diverse programme.
"Tanssin talo has become familiar and impressed me during this spring through my work on Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform. After years of touring, it is inspiring to have a venue in which to work with and to be able to develop such a great house with a great team," says Paakkunainen.
Former Executive Producer of Dance House Helsinki, Anni Hiekkala, has moved on to new responsibilities from Dance House Helsinki.
Sasu Paakkunainen will be available from 15 August.