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Languages

Finnish, Spanish (High level), English (High level), Swedish (Intermediate), French (Intermediate), Catalan (Beginner)

 

Training

Diploma program in physical theatre and corporeal mime, MOVEO, Barcelona, Spain

Theatre studies, Lahden Kansanopisto, Finland

Theatre Academy, European Theatre Convention

Acting in English with Luci Lenox, Frank Stein Studio, Barcelona, Spain

Create in Public Space Online Course, FAI-AR Marseille

Physical theatre workshop led by Matej Matejka, Dau Al Sec, Barcelona, Spain

Various workshops led by Thomas Richards, the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Institut del Teatre and Dau Al Sec, Barcelona, Spain

Dance theatre workshop with Franck Chartier from Peeping Tom, Institut del Teatre & Festival Grec, Barcelona, Spain

Workshop by Cecile Richards and the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain

Canta singing and acting workshop by Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez, Espai Blanc, Barcelona, Spain

Mask course by Pau Cirer, la Casona, Barcelona, Spain

Intensive summer program, The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Pontedera, Italy

International course on Neumokinesia by Iker Ortiz, Ortzai school of film and theatre, Vitoria, Spain

Intensive screenwriting for TV workshop by Hal Cantor, Afilm International Film Workshops, Sitges, Spain

 

TV

2009-2011 – Helppo Elämä (Easy Living), dir. Veikko Aaltonen, Moskito television, Finland, Lead role

 

Film

2020 – The Internationalist, Afilm International, dir. Yolanda Torres, Spain (in post production), Lead role

2020 – Impossibility, short film, Afilm International, dir. Lili Viter, Sitges, Spain (in post production), Lead role (sign language)

2019 – Malnazidos, feature film, Telecinco Cinema, dir. Javier Ruiz Caldera, Alberto de Toro, Spain (in post production)

2019 – The Odd Perspective, feature film, Afilm International, dir. Yolanda Torres, Sitges, Spain, Lead role

2019 – Forever, short film, Afilm International, dir. Anuar Doss, Sitges, Spain, Lead role

2019 – Monologue, short film, dir. Lorenzo Landi and Michelangelo Melloni, Barcelona, Spain (premiere at the 34th international film critics’ week , 76th Venice Film Festival)

2018 – IP-IS. Qui Paga mana, short film, Films de l’Orient, dir. Pol Diggler, Barcelona, Spain

2018 – Nasty Girls, short film, dir. Aniez Atlas, Barcelona, Spain, Lead role

2017 – La Gent Normal, short film, dir. Marta Schmidt Yánez, Barcelona, Spain

2017 – Fight Flight Free – dance short film, dir. Iris Jacobs, Barcelona, Spain

2016 – Salve la Femme, dance short film, dir. Jorge Garde, Barcelona, Spain, Lead role

2015 – Blondie Crash, short film, dir. Isaac Israel, Barcelona, Spain, Lead role

2011 – Palasokerimies, Viro Totanto Productions, dir. Katja Korhonen, Helsinki, Finland

 

Theatre

2018 – current, touring –  Manes, La Fura dels Baus, dir. Pera Tantiña (opening night September 2018 in Parktheater, Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

2020 – current, touring – Goldilocks, Ulysses, Theatre4Schools tour, dir. Ernesto Sanguineti, Catalunya, Spain

2019 – Minor Chefs, then there was space – Co-creation site-specific performances. Resident artist in Make a Move – Creative Europe project labs in Rijeka, Croatia and Targu-Mures, Romania.

2019 – Pili y Pol, Microteatro Por Dinero Madrid, dir. Maria Vera, Madrid, Spain

2018 – 2019 – Hansel and Gretel, Treasure Island, Theatre4Schools tour, dir. Ernesto Sanguineti, Catalunya, Spain

2017 – Performance 14 Fragmentos de Haneke sin Azar, dir. Maria Vera, Horror Film Festival Molins de Rei, Spain

2016 – “Bluff”, dir. Luka Chxaidze, Barcelona, Spain

2016 – Pili i Pol, Microteatre Barcelona, dir. Maria Vera, Barcelona, Spain

2016 – Scriptorium, Vudú Teatro, dir. Sanna Toivanen and Nelo Sebastián Vera, Barcelona, Spain and Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2015 – OUSDURS, El Cielo Al Revés, dir. Marcelo A. Palacios, Barcelona, Spain

2015 – In Transition, The Hermit Hut Collective, dir. Sanna Toivanen and Monica I. Castillo, Barcelona, Spain

2015 – InEvidenza, ToTum TeaTre, Workshop and a street performance project, dir. Oscar Valsecchi, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Barcelona, Spain

2014 – Naturaleza Muerta con Fondo Blanco, Fholia Teatro, dir. Palma Moreno Greco, Barcelona, Spain

2014 – Imagine : Sand, The Hermit Hut Collective, dir. Sanna Toivanen and Monica I. Castillo, Barcelona, Spain

2013 – Cuarteto Combinat, ToTum TeaTre, dir. Oscar Valsecchi, Barcelona, Spain

2010 – FML (Fuck my life), URB-festival in the museum of contemporary art Kiasma theatre, dir. Pol Heyvaert (CAMPO), Helsinki, Finland

 

Sanna has also participated as an actress in various commercials, music videos and in dance and video art. She was also nominated for the Outstanding Actress award in the Monte Carlo TV- festival in 2011 for her role in the series “Helppo Elämä”.

Sanna is also working as a yoga instructor and occasionally leads physical theatre workshops (e.g. two workshops and presentations of physical theatre in the festival ManInFest in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and as a Guest movement teacher for Summer Course at the IAB, Institute of the Arts, Barcelona).

In 2019 Sanna participated as a resident artist in Make a Move, Creative Europe programme, in Rijeka, Croatia and Targu-Mures, Romania. She was also a resident artist in 2018 in KAI Residencia de Arte e Investigación in the Sacred Valley area, Peru. She has been selected as resident artist to Trinacria Open Residency, which will take place in Sicily, Italy, in July/August 2021.