Petri Heikkilä (FI)

Petri has been the Head of the Salpaus Circus Artist Education (SaSak) for the past 12 years. He graduated as a circus artist from Cirkuspiloterna, (Stockholm, Sweden, currently DOCH). His background includes studies in engineering, dance and theatre and includes rigging for circus for almost 20 years. SaSak is a national 3-year circus programme in Lahti, Finland. The programme moved to a new premises in 2014 and Petri was heavily involved as a circus expert in the development process. He has also had an important role in developing the national curriculum for vocational studies in circus education since its’ inauguration.