Annukka Hirvonen (1985, Oulu, Finland) is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher based in Berlin, Germany.
Growing up in a family of musicians she throughout her childhood and youth widely studied music, graduating with a Master of Arts in Music Education in the University of Oulu (2009). Meanwhile her focus shifted into dance and she completed her BA in Dance Performance in the department of Dance Theatre & Modern Dance in Fontys Dance Academy, Netherlands (2014) and BA in Dance Pegagogy in the University of Applied Sciences in Oulu, Finland (2013).
During her time in the Netherlands she studied and worked with a wide range of choreographers, such as Liat Waysbort, Peter Jasko, Sara Wiktorowicz, Eddy Becquart, Marc van Loon, Pia Meuthen, Katja Gräsli, Floortje Doeksen i.a. In 2013 her base shifted to Berlin while working as an apprentice for company cie. Toula Limnaios. Afterwards she has been collaborating with a variety of artists on several projects, presenting work in different venues in Berlin (Sophiensaele, Dock11, Uferstudios, Laborgras, Ackerstadtpalast amongst others) and festivals all over Europe. She is a co-founder and a member of Collective ONE:THIRD, winning the jury price of Festival 100 Grad in Sophiensaele in 2015 with their work "Fate of the Galaxies", and a co-founder / artist at Berlin based Company HAA (www.companyhaa.com).
She continuously develops her personal research of movement and performance art, which in recent years has been greatly influenced by improvisation and instant composition, while constantly studying with different teachers, such as Maya M. Carroll, Katie Duck and Julyen Hamilton, to mention a few. As an artist she is fascinated by the qualities of presence and listening, deeply inhabited physicality, an awakeful, lived body that reflects and interprets our human story with clarity and transparency. She has been teaching contemporary dance and improvisation since 2008 and regularly offers classes and workshops for both amateurs and professionals.