Annukka Hirvonen (born in Oulu, Finland) is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Berlin, Germany.
In the recent years her work and research have been highly influenced and inspired by the art of improvisation and instant composition, which she uses as a source for choreographic work, creative playground, practice of embodied wisdom/intelligence and intuitive choice making. As an artist she is fascinated by the qualities of presence and listening, deeply inhabited physicality, an awakeful, lived body that reflects and interprets the human story with clarity and transparency.
She is a co-founder / artist at Berlin based Company HAA and 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". Over the years she has been continuously collaborating with a variety of artists of different disciplines on several projects, presenting work in different venues in Berlin (Sophiensaele, Dock11, Uferstudios, Laborgras, Ackerstadtpalast amongst others) and festivals all over Europe.
Background 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, 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 continuing her work as a freelance dancer / independent maker, collaborating with a variety of artists of different disciplines.