Salla Hakanpää [FI]

Age: 33

Country: Finland




Salla Hakanpää is a versatile contemporary circus artist. She is often described as a charismatic and expressive performer and her creative works as breathtaking and inventive. Without forgetting her background in aerial acrobatics, Salla is actively searching for new and groundbreaking ways of making impressive pieces of art. Over the past few years Salla has been engaging in water and diving as part of her artistic practice. Salla works as an artist both individually and in different creative groups. She graduated at Turku Arts Academy (BA, 2010), became one of the five founding members of the Finnish contemporary circus group Zero Gravity Company and has been co-operating with WHS, which is one of the pioneer groups of contemporary circus and visual theatre in Finland. Salla has studied singing, dance and dramaturgy, to mention a few, to broaden her variety of artistic practice in addition to circus. Salla is also a competing athlete in the Finnish national team in freediving.