Virve Sutinen has studied in Helsinki University and graduated from the New York University Performance Studies Department in 1994. She has been the artistic director and general manager of Dansens Hus Stockholm since 2008. Between1997-2007, she was the head of Kiasma Theatre, and in charge of the performing arts programme at Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki. Ms. Sutinen has, among other things, served artistic director for the Moving in November Festival, and Rotation – Dance and Music Film and Video Festival, and co-directed and founded URB – Urban Festival, in 2000 with Mikael Aaltonen, and /theatre.now –festival with Riitta Aarniokoski. Sutinen is active in several national and international networks, where she has held a number of honorary offices, most notably as the president of IETM (International Contemporary Performing Arts Network) since 2007, and as a chair for the Nordic Culture Point’s mobility and network programme since 2006. She is a founding member of EDN (European Dancehouse Network) and one of the artistic directors of ENPARTS (European Network of Performing Arts). In 2014 and 2015, Virve Sutinen will be heading the festival Tanz im August in Berlin.
As of November 2013