Jaakko Kulmala is a Sweden-Finnish dancer, dance teacher and lecturer. He holds a BA in dance pedagogy and has studied dance at Peridance Capezio Center in New York. Jaakko has been a dancer for companies such as Mattox Art Lab Sweden, PDC Pori Dance Company, Tromäki Dance Company and Off/balance Dance Company. He’s been working as a dancer/actor in several productions for the Sweden-Finnish theatre – Uusi Teatteri. Jaakko is specialized in jazz dance and it’s history. He teaches and lectures at different dance institutes and venues such as Stockholm University of the Arts and Ballet Academy Stockholm. Jaakko’s formal base in jazz dance is in Mattox technique and he is a certified instructor in the anatomical Simonson method. His ambition is to increase the awareness of the diversity within the field of jazz dance and to give a contemporary but historically rooted take on the dance style.