Dance artist and artist-researcher Leena Rouhiainen is Professor of Artistic Research at the Theatre Academy of Uniarts Helsinki, and Director of the Research Institute at Uniarts Helsinki. Her interests include somatics, dance research, affect and body research, artistic research and phenomenology. Recently, she has been particularly promoting experimental writing as textual choreography. She has published and edited several articles and other publications on these topics. She was Vice Dean for Research at the Theatre Academy from 2013 to 2023 and was responsible for the Academy’s international conference on artistic research CARPA in 2019, 2021 and 2023. She has also served on the boards of the Nordic Forum for Dance Research (NOFOD) and the Society for Artistic Research (SAR).