AMPiiroMikko Makkonen (1988)) is a Helsinki based freelance dance artist with a b-boying background. Before graduating from MA in Dance Arts (Helsinki Theatre Academy, 2015) he completed his studies in dance pedagogy (Turku Arts Academy, BA, 2013). Mikko has performed in the works of such choreographers as Marjo Kuusela, Sonya Lindfors, Jarkko Mandelin, Matti Paloniemi, Tuomo Railo, Jorma Uotinen and Jeremy Wade. He was on a dancer’s contract in Aurinkobaletti dance company 2015 to 2016 and has been a guest dancer in Finnish National Opera, Dance Theatre Glims & Gloms and Pori Dance Company among others. His latest works with Kinetic Orchestra dance company include Animals in 2016 and All Male Panel in 2017.