Jukka O. Miettinen (PhD in dance) has taught art and theatre history at several universities and art colleges in Finland and Thailand. He has worked as a lecturer of performing arts at the University of the Arts Theatre Academy. He has been a dance critic for Helsingin Sanomat since 1980 and has published several books and articles in Finnish and English. He has been the artistic director of the Kuopio Dance Festival and the Asia in Helsinki Festival.