Nella Turkki is a Finnish dancer, choreographer and theatre director who focuses her work on the connection with the environment and social questions in the society. She believes that dance has the potential to engage people stronger with their environment and to create new ways in relating with other people. Her strong social approach to dance making comes from her long background in the field of applied theatre. Her background in puppetry and object manipulation plays an important role in this project where the every-day objects are also part of the choreography.
Apart from experience in many international projects in dance and theatre field as a dancer, Nella has also directed several social dance projects with diverse groups internationally. Nella studied Ma in Dance Pedagogy in Theatre Academy in Arts University in Helsinki, Contemporary dance Centre for Contemporary dance in Cologne, and BA in applied theatre and puppetry in Turku University of Applied Theatre in Turku, Finland.