SANJA KOSONEN

Sanja Kosonen, tightrope dancer,

discovered circus at the Turun Sirkus Ry school in Finland. After graduating from the Arts Academy of Turku in Finland (Turun Taideakatemia), she specialized in tight-wire at the French National Center of Circus Arts (Centre National des Arts du Cirque-CNAC) from which she graduated in 2005.
That same year she collaborated with the Finnish company Circo Aereo in Louisiana Circus. She also joined the company Les Colporteurs in the productions Le fil sous la neige (2006), TarinaHaute Pointure (2007) and Sur la Route… (2009).
Sanja’s artistic approach relies upon the highly-skilled techniques of tightrope walking, she seeks to expand the limits of imbalance in order to find the freedom of expression in dancing.

After meeting at the French National Center of Circus Arts (Centre National des Arts du Cirque-CNAC), the two Finnish expatriates come together again in Bretagne (France) and share their experience of circus life. In parallel with 5 other Finnish women, they create MAD IN FINLAND in 2012.