Ilona Jäntti studied circus at Circus Piloterna in Stockholm and contemporary dance at Laban Centre in London obtaining a masters degree in choreography.
She has collaborated with a diverse range of circus, dance, and theatre companies and venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Opera House and The Place in the UK, Cirkus Cirkör in Sweden and Cirkus Mlejn and Cirk La Putyka in Czech Republic and she has been the featured choreographer of the Panama Aerea festival in 2015 and 2017.
In 2009 Ilona founded Ilmatila company together with architect and animator Tuula Jeker. Ilmatila produces performances that combine aerial techniques with other art forms such as animated projections, contemporary dance and live music. Many of the company’s performances also have a strong site-specific or site-responsive aspect.