Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi – Kuopio Dance Festival association

Founded in 1969, the association aims to promote the practice and professionalism of dance, music and cultural tourism at local, national and international level. Within the framework of its statutes, the association can organise dance performances, concerts, seminars, training and other cultural activities.

The association does not seek profit or other financial gain from its activities. The association is a member of Finland Festivals ry, Kuopio City Centre Development Association ry, Dance Art Support ry, Kuopio Entrepreneurs ry and Kuopio Chamber of Commerce.

Kuopio Dance Festival is an attractive event that serves as a showcase for high-quality Finnish and international dance art. The event provides experiences, spiritual enrichment, inclusion, education and training. Festival is one of the leading events of Kuopio’, raising the city’s profile, generating increased tourism revenue and increasing well-being.

Our vision is to continue to grow and to be a strong mass event with quality cultural content in an accessible and equal way.

Board of Directors 2023

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mika Sutinen, senior partner, business professional
Board of Directors
Sirpa Karppi, member / Chamber of Commerce
Joel Kohvakka, member / City of Kuopio
Esa Kokki, member / City of Kuopio   
Titta Kuokkanen, member / Dance Flow ry             
Tuomo Meriläinen, member / University of Eastern Finland         
Elina Vetoniemi, member / STOPP ry
Reetta Aarre-Ahtio / DaCi Finland ry

Members of the association

DaCi Finland ry
University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio Chamber of Commerce
City of Kuopio
Kuopio Conservatory
Dance Flow Kuopio ry
Kuopion yrittäjät ry.
Savonia University of Applied Sciences
City of Siilinjärvi
Finnish Dance Schools association STOPP ry