Maksim Komaro is one of the driving forces of circus art in Finland. In addition to his own artistic input as a circus artist and director, he works as a circus trainer around the world. Komaro is active in the development of the Finnish contemporary circus scene as the chairman of the Board of Directors for Cirko - Centre for New Circus and the Finnish Circus Information Centre and as a member of the Artistic Committee of Cirko - Helsinki Contemporary Circus Festival. In 2004, he was awarded with a five-year artist grant from the Finnish Government as the first representative of circus art. Komaro is the other one of the two artistic directors of Circo Aereo.
Jani Nuutinen graduated as a circus artist from the acclaimed French
circus school Centre National des Arts du Cirque in 2001, residing
thereafter in France. He has worked as a circus artist and as a set
designer in various Finnish and international productions. From 20012003
he performed in French choreographer Philippe Decoufles show Cyrk 13.
Nuutinen tours with his own solo performances Un cirque tout juste and
Un cirque plus juste. The first solo performance has toured several
countries to glowing reviews. Nuutinen was awarded the State Art Prize in
2005. Nuutinen is one of Circo Aereos two artistic directors.
Sanna Silvennoinen graduated as a dancer from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Silvennoinen has worked with several Finnish groups both as a dancer and as a circus artist. In her work, she has particularly focused on the integration of the elements of contemporary dance with aerial acrobatics. Improvisation, use of space and close interaction between music and movement are the distinctive traits of her performance. Silvennoinen works also as choreographer in Circo Aereo.
Markus Lahtinen has worked as composer and musician in numerous circus, dance and theatre performances, including productions of the theatre ensemble Kapsäkki and Circo Aereo. He is known as a multi-instrumentalist who masters a broad scale of music styles and genres. Lahtinen performs in Circo Aereo's productions Baby Dough and O/I and composed the music to Super 8.
Tuomas Norvio (a.k.a. Verneri Lumi) is also known as a musician from groups such as RinneRadio. His compositions and acoustic designs have been heard in a number of circus and theatre performances, radio and TV shows and installations. Norvio has worked as acoustic designer/musician in Circo Aereo's Wimma, Trippo, rec, Fritt Fall, Espresso, FUR!, Black Lion and Camping.
Costumier Kati Mantere has worked for Stockholms Stadsteater, the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Tampereen Työväen Teatteri. In addition to Circo Aereo's productions, she currently works in wardrobe for the Theatre Academy's teaching theatre. Rantalainen has been involved in several of Circo Aereo's productions since 2003.
Freelance lighting designer Juho Rahijärvi graduated from Theatre Academy of Finland. He has been involved with dance, theatre, circus, museum and environment lighting, light installations and various music events since 1998. Rahijärvi has worked as Circo Aereo's lighting designer in Wimma, Louisiana Circus, Espresso, O/I, Black Lion and Camping.
Apolline Parent (producer, France)