Work experience – dancer/performer




Dancer and co-creator of solo performance In the Wind with Tanzcompany Gervasi, premier at Tanz Ist Festival in Austria in July

Nocturne, short version, at SoloDuo dance festival and competition at Barnes Crossing (Cologne) in May (WINNER; Best Solo Newcomer)

Solo piece Love I-III, translation of a poetic score by Janne-Camilla Lyster

Performing at literary and poetry centre Perdu in the program Het Lichaam Vertaalt - The Body Translates in June

Dancer in a duet with violinist Ernst Spyckerelle, collaborating with director Tabita Friis Kristensen, premier in Belgium at Borderline Festival in June

Participating in Keren Levi's , at Frascati theatre (Amsterdam) in March

Collaborating with Dominik Feistmantl on a duet and group piece, collective residency in Dornbirn (Austria) in May




Dancer and co-creator of solo performance In the Wind, work-in-progress with Tanzcompany Gervasi, to premier in 2017.

Dancer in I Love Schubert, a choreographed concert with Rosanne Philippens & Friends, in Muziekgebouw Amsterdam. Choreography by Rosabel Huguet.

Performer in  This Is Not a Sad Song, a location performance with United-C at Theaterfestival Boulevard in Den Bosch, Holland.

Performer in Appearance at Grec Festival in Barcelona, with United-C.

Dancer in Consequence with Tanzcompany Gervasi on location in Graz, Linz and Vienna (at Akademie der Bildenden Kunste), Austria.

Dancer in Samuel Feldhandler's Ohne Fuge, piece about translating musical forms into movement. Premiered at Oostblok Theater Amsterdam.

Performer and choreographer in The Grave Tragedy of the Kitty... by Yuta Hamaguchi /Paranoia Cafe, performed at Kunstraum Düsseldorf.




Performer in productions Stand Alone, BURN and Appearance with performance group United-C.

Collaborating as a dancer with Samuel Feldhandler for the piece Ohne Fuge, residency at Summer Studios in Brussels and Lake Studios in Berlin.

Dancer in What Do You Do?, a piece by Jos Baker in Amsterdam (graduation piece from AHK).

Dancer in I My Mini Me, a piece by Tina Tarpgaard ( Recoil Performance Group) and Åben Dans in Roskilde, Denmark.




Dancer in Comic Sans, a piece by Martin Forsberg/Forsworks at Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Performer in BURN with performance group United-C.

Dancer and choreographer in Meetingpoint, a collective performance made by students of Modern Theatre Dance 3 at Frascati theater in Amsterdam.

Dancer in a music video of  Poets of the Fall ( Love Will Come To You).




Dancer in ZERO ZERO, a site specific piece by Gabriella Maiorino in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

Voice-over artist in installation work Translation of Unwritten Writings by visual artist Christian Friedrich for Prix de Rome competition in Amsterdam.

Dancer in composer Genevieve Murphy's dance and music performance Panto Child, Melkweg Theater Amsterdam.

Dancer in choreographer Sanne Clifford’s graduation piece from Master of Choreography at Fontys Dance Academy, It’s not just me.

since 2012


Dancer in several improvised performances with for example Septet Suspended and Kenzo Kusuda.




Dancer in dance film NoBody directed by Noora Lehtovuori and choreographed by Sonya Lindfors, Helsinki.

At the AHK Anni Kaila also worked with the following choreographers: Julio César Iglesias Ungo, Edan GorlickiUgo DehaesLeineRoebanaClara SaitoMaria PeraltaTabea Martin.


Work experience - maker


A Body of Text, an ongoing attempt at articulating dance and choreography through writing, textual and physical excerpts first presented at Come Together #3 at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam in January 2017.

NOCTURNE, a collaboration with violinist Yoonhee Lee. First performance in January 2017 at Theater aan de Rijn in Arnhem, Holland.

SPARE TIME, a duet and dance film together with Moreen Beentjes and filmmaker Lars Berg, September 2015, premiered at Best of the Fest dance festival 2016.

The Waste Land, a multidisciplinary solo project in collaboration with composer Pat Cleaver. Performed at Delft Fringe Festival 2015, Delft Fringe Night 2016 and Best of the Fest dance festival 2016.

Dancer and choreographer of O Solitude, in collaboration with Moreno Perna, Cafe Theater Festival Utrecht 2013, HangartFest in Italy 2013, Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam 2013.






University of Helsinki, biology and Finnish literature




Maite Larrañeta, I-Skin workshop at Theater aan de Rijn in Arnhem, 2017.

Janne-Camilla Lyster, literary scores for dance - research week at Scenehuset in Oslo, 2016.

Aerial dance workshop with Vanessa Cook in Bern, Switzerland in 2015.

Quan Bui Ngoc (Les Ballets C de la B), workshop/creation process of Un Sacre du Printemps, 2015.

Inaki Azpillaga (Ultima Vez), workshop at Ravnedans festival in Norway, 2015.

Kasper Ravnhoej (Mute Comp.), three week intensive workshop/internship, 2015.

Katie Duck, improvisation workshop at the AHK, 2014.

Marta Coronado (Rosas), workshop and performance of Drumming at the AHK, 2014.

Forsythe Company (company classes and visiting the company, workshop on solo Loss of Small detail with Heidi Vierthaler), 2013.

Emio Greco, workshop and repertoire of Emio Greco at the AHK, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Club Guy & Roni, workshop and repertoire of Club Guy & Roni at the AHK, 2011, 2012, 2013.



photos by Hans Spiegelaar

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