Raisa Punkki is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and the founder of punkkiCo. When it comes to her work, she leans toward an aesthetic that welcomes the energetic, sensual and strange. Raised in Finland, she has spent many influential years working in theater, doing plays, musicals, and dance. She also has an interest in photography and the natural world, and has filmed many sunrises in San Francisco.
Some of her other inspirations include: Georgia O’Keefe, Dan Perjovchi and Abisag Tullman, plus choreographers Kenneth Kvarnström and Wayne McGregor, and actors Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine and vintage Michael Gambon.