Katja Mustonen (FIN/GER) is a Finnish dancer, teacher and dance maker, who currently lives in Berlin. She graduated from the Vocational Dance School in Outukumpu, Finland 2004 as dancer, and holds a MA degree in "Contemporary Dance Pedagogy" from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany. Since 2008, she’s been teaching Contemporary Dance Technique, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation internationally. She is curious about the states of presence and the body’s ability to transform, embody, and transmit images, knowledge, emotions and atmosphere’s. Recently she’s been interested in jointing photography, video and text among other interdisciplinary approaches into her work.