Dr. Leena Rouhiainen is a Finnish Dance Artist and Artist-Researcher She is professor of Artistic Research at the Theatre Academy (TeaK) of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki).
Her expertise areas include somatic practices, dance studies, artistic research and phenomenology. Recently her work has focused on experimental and bodily writing as well as textual choreography as forms of artistic research.
She has published many articles and co-edited journals and books in these areas, including Dance Articulated, Special Issue: CHOREOGRAPHY NOW (2020) with Tone Pernille Østern, Dance Spaces: Practices of Movement (2012) with Susanne Ravn, Tanssiva tutkimus: tanssintutkimuksen menetelmiä ja lähestymistapoja (2014) with Hanna Järvinen.
She is vice dean of research at TeaK since 2013 and has been the chair of the Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts CARPA international conferences at Uniarts Helsinki (2019, 2021). She was chair of the board of Nordic Forum for Dance Research (NOFOD) between 2008 and 2010 and executive board member of Society for Artistic Research (SAR) between 2015 and 2020.