Welcome to the homepage of Annika Hakala
I’m a multidisciplinary circus artist from Finland, based in Vienna, Austria. Since 2008 I work as a solo artist, part of different duos and big performing groups.
My specialties are:
I was born in 1988 in Seinäjoki, Finland. As an active child and teen I had many hobbies from art school and wood crafts, riding horses, dancing, skate boarding, kickboxing to writing essays and poems. I was part of every theatre and musical production at school. At 13 years-old my path led me to yoga and finally at 15 years-old into the circus, I’ve never stopped!
Circus is a perfect combination of all my dearest interests!
I’m an autodidact circus artist with a background in dance. I’ve been dancing since I was 16 and after moving to Vienna in 2013 I attended the dance education program Dance Spectrum of Move On. Afterwards, I completed the dance instructor program certificate from Sport University of Vienna.
Thanks to my dance background I have created my own unique style to combine the traditional hulahoop tricks with the modern complex manipulation in elegant way and spiced it up with dancing and acrobatics. All in all, I work with seven hulahoops.
You can enjoy my sensual exquisiteness through all my acts, if combined with the power of whip cracking or hypnotising effect of fire.
Audi – BMW – Porsche – Mini
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup – Emirate Palace Hotel – National Olympic Committee Austria – Finland Got Talent Final –
Heineken – Hilton Hotels – Desperados Wirkschaftskammer OÖ – Eskimo – ORF Austrian National TV – TV 4 Finland – Ball Total Deutsches Theater – U4 Night Club Closing – 1st European Games Baku – Gaukler Ball – Rosen Ball – 25 Hour Hotel – EWOS European Week of Sport –
Schani Hotel – Gala Night of Sport – European Youth Olympics – European Youth Cultural Capital Fest – Wirtgen – Rosenbauer –
Opening Ceremony of FC Barcelona vs. Al Ahli Saudi FC – National Day Fest Abu Dhabi – Magnum –
Europe Synergy Summit – Arab Got Talent Corporate Show – National Day Fest Bahrain – Galleria Mall UAE – Arms for Peace Conference Pakistan – University of Tampere – Sport University of Vienna – Impulstanz Lounge – Pallas Capital – Trau Dich Wedding Fair – FMX Festival – Sassoon -Wella – Under de Sie – Wiener Festwochen – Goldwell – Austrian Hoop Convention – Ilosaarirock Finland – Kiev Fire Fest Gala – EJC Muenich Gala – Internationales Varieté Festival – Aldiana Club Ampflwang – Aldiana Club Salzkammergut – Provinssirock Finland – Hotel Vanajanlinna
Variety Theatres & Shows
Vienna National Oper – Palatsi Music Theatre – UniFlow Shows –
Circus Pikard – Varieté Theater Pegasus – Cabaree Cirque Rouge – Circus of Freaks –
GOP Varieté Theater Essen – GOP Varieté Theater Bremen – GOP Varieté Theater Münster –
GOP Varieté Theater Bad Oyenhausen – GOP Varieté Theater Muenich – Varieté Theater Vindobona –
Spamm Club – Kaff & Cosmos Club – Salon Kitty Revue –
Lumina Productions – “Phoenix Spectacular” by Phoenix Creative – “Flames of Phoenix” by Phoenix Creative – “Illuminaire” by Phoenix Creative – Concerto Varieté Theater Meissen – Kalevala Thrilogy in Summer Theater Pyynikki