Elina Pirinen, born in North Carelia, lives in Helsinki and by the lake Kalliojärvi with her husband, daughter, Russian blue queen cat and young lapland reindeer dog. Her artistry and practice is entangled in choreography, dancing, music making, experimental writing, pedagogy and psychodynamic-feminism. She loves working with the instrument of a live stage, recorded audio and lyrics/poetry. Pirinen thinks about the living and the dying bodies and their states when she creates. She has been passionately researching the subconscious registers, hardcore primary affections and intelligence through them, constructing psychic, imaginative free states as a shared immersion through choreographical, musical and linguistic layers, systems, rhythms, storms, ghusts and details. Her works have toured all around the world. Pirinen regularly works as a visiting pedagogue at the Uniarts Helsinki’s Theater Academy, the Degree Programme in Theatre Arts at the University of Tampere, Zodiak - Center for New Dance, interdisciplinary summer academy Sukset Ristiin Susirajalla and The Academy of Music and Theatre in Vilnius. Side by staging she makes art rock music and does volunteer work with animal protection.