Mira Helenius Martinsson is originally from Tampere in Finland but moved to Sweden 1998 to be a dancer at Norrdans in Härnösand. Following her career as a dancer she also has worked as a pedagogue and producer and was Artistic Director of Norrdans and Dans Västernorrland 2007–2018. Today she works as project manager for Scenkonstbiennalen 2019 in Härnösand and Sundsvall. Summer 2019 she will swap Norrland for Skåne as she takes over the artistic leadership of Skånes Dansteater. She has also been a board member of The Royal Swedish Opera (2011–2018), special advisor for Kulturbryggan, part of the Swedish Arts Grants Commitee (2015–2017), developer, project coordinator and expert in the creation of the regional arts plan for Västernorrland. Mira also has a masters degree in engineering from Tampere University of Technology.

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