Jarkko Lehmus was born in Finland and trained at the Finnish National Ballet School, Helsinki and Millennium Dance 2000 in London. Today, he is the artistic Director of the JoJo - Oulu Dance Centre.
He danced as a soloist with the Scottish Ballet in 2003–2009. He performed in neo-classical and contemporary works by such major names as William Forsythe, Siobhan Davies, Ashley Page, Krzysztof Pastor, Richard Alston and Stephen Petronio. In 2005 Lehmus received an Herald Angel Award for Excellence for his performances of Ashley Page’s works at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Since moving back to Finland in 2011 Jarkko has been a visiting artist at Tero Saarinen Company, Susanna Leinonen Company, the Finnish National Ballet and Zodiak – Centre for New Dance. He has also worked with the National Youth Dance Company, David Hughes Dance Company, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Arc Dance Company among others. His solo project, Da Entstünde Ein Engel, premiered in 2010 and the duet project, Re-Touch, with Johanna Nuutinen of FNB at 2012.
(More information: www.jarkkolehmus.net)