MFA Arizona State University
Satu Hummasti, originally from Helsinki, Finland, is a dancer, choreographer, writer and teacher who has performed, choreographed and taught throughout the United States, Europe, South and Central America, and Russia. Her work has been seen internationally in Medellin, Colombia; Bordeaux, France; Edinburgh, Scotland (as a part of the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival); St. Petersburg, Russia (as a part of the Open Look Festival 2011), Helsinki, Finland; Oulu, Finland (as a part of the Arctic Steps Festival 2015) and San Jose, Costa Rica; and nationally in New York, Boston, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. She performed in New York City with Fred Darsow Dance, Barbara Grubel Projects and Sari Nordman, and has worked as a freelance dancer with Stephen Koester, Mary Fitzgerald, and A. Ludwig Dance Theater. In NYC she has shown dances at Dance New Amsterdam, Chashama, The Construction Company, Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon, and at The John Ryan Theater at White Wave, as a part of the d.u.m.b.o.and Cool New York Dance Festivals. Her work has been commissioned by Compañía de Cámara Danza UNA in San Jose, Costa Rica, Repertory Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, Kannon Dance Company in St. Petersburg, Russia, and for the graduate dance pedagogy students at Teatterikorkeakoulu in Helsinki, Finland. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Modern Dance Department at the University Utah.