Veli Lehtovaara is a choreographer and performer working in the fields of dance and experimental theatre. He lived and worked in Brussels for the years 2010–2018 after graduating from P.A.R.T.S.. Lehtovaara’s stage works and choreographic installations have been seen on central venues and festivals around Europe, as well as in North and South America. For the last five years his work has focused on the interstices of choreography, ecological thinking, and diversity of corporealities. Lehtovaara conducts his artistic doctoral thesis at CfAR in Helsinki University of Arts. He also works as a visiting teacher, mentor and expert at Helsinki Theater Academy.