Vera Nevanlinna studied at Helsinki Dance Institute and Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland, from where she graduated in 1998 with a M.A. in Dance Studies. Since then she has studied dance in New York and worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer. Vera has worked with ChameckiLerner, Miguel Gutierrez, Deborah Hay, Mart Kangro, Thomas Lehmen, Kirsi Monni, Eeva Muilu, Liisa Risu, Ervi Sirén, Katri Soini and Paula Tuovinen among others. Vera has done interdisciplinary art productions with sculptor Maria Duncker, photographer Elina Brotherus, film director Kimmo Leed, violinist Pekka Kuusisto and the band Rinneradio. Between 2009 and 2011, Vera was the Artistic director of Zodiak – Center for New Dance in Helsinki. Vera has also been a drummer in the band Branded Women from 1999 to 2001 and in addition to her dance studies she graduated as a photographer from Muurlan folk high school. She is currently a guest dancer with Cullbergbaletten in the production Figure a Sea.