The Story - Kaisu Kurki
* 26.8.1968 Gothenburg, Sweden
The Kundalini Research Institute, Espanola, NM - USA
Certified Level One Instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, 2014
Theater Academy of Finland (Music Theater)
Master of Arts in Theater and Drama (FIA), 2000
Nizhoni Institute, School for global consciousness, Santa Fe, NM – USA
Studies in Academy of Arts for Expression, 1991-1992
Face - Art
Make up -artist, 1988
Kallio Highschool of performing arts
Kaisu Kurki (Hanspreet Kaur) is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher and has a long work history as an artist.
She has been involved with founding several recognized musictheatre groups in Finland.
After being introduced to yoga and the transformational vibrations of meditations and mantras
her interest of healthy living and healing has been growing.
She continues the tradition of using hands for healing by giving intuitive massage,
the skill Kaisu inherited from her mother and grandmother.
2013 Kaisu Kurki released SAUDADE – kaihon kasikirja, an album of new Finnish bossanova-songs.
2010-2015 Kaisu's been acting the female lead in award winning TV commercials.
In Finnish national television she has hosted a Saturday night music entertainment,
been a guest in talkshows and acted a leadrole in a film The Good Deeds.
She has also work experience in voice acting in radio and dubbing.
Kaisu Kurki has worked since 2001 Show & Dinner –entertainer as a member of the 6pack –showgroup
including invited guest star performer at Dancing with the Stars (TV entertainment)
and several shows at Helsinki Grand Casino.
In Disney Live! 2008 she performed as a Finnish narrative of Winnie the Pooh- tour and
coached the international group in Finnish language and pronunciation.
Her curriculum includes also performing in the Finnish National Opera and the Helsinki City Theatre.
2007 she was invited to create make-up for several look alike characters to one man for
Timo Väänänen's D.M.A. Kasvot - mielikuvia kanteleesta, Faces - vision of the kantele (the Finnish zither), which is
a photo book about stereotypes of kantelemusicians.
2005 Kaisu was invited to co-create artistic content to a new concept of free storytelling & playarea for kids
in Linnanmaki- amusementpark of Helsinki, where she's been working many summer months since.
In Paul McCartney 2004 Summer Tour Kaisu was part of the Preshow at Olympiastadion in Helsinki.
During 1988-2001 Kaisu worked as an make-up artist, creating make-ups for theater and film,
and teaching actors at University of Tampere/Actors training department and in several theaters.
She has additionaly worked as a judge for dance competitions, and a director, dramaturg, photographer,
costume & make up designer, lyricist and composer for smaller theater-/filmproductions.
Kaisu likes to combine fun and healthiness for example by developing superfood-chocolates or
building up a philosophic revue that offers audience possibilities to become aware and
even meditate in the middle of an entertaining show.
She also enjoys painting portraits and creating many kinds of visual arts.
Kaisu is passionate about information, communication and empathy, which are also the basis for
the concept of a new kind of cultural center, a blueprint she has been working on for some years.