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Paola Nieto Paredes

Paola Nieto is a cultural manager and performing artist from Mexico City, based in Helsinki. She is experienced on artist management and event production in the fields of music and performing arts. She has worked for several organizations and artists such as Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin, April Jazz Festival, Alejandro Marcovich, JazzMx, and The Cultural Centre of Spain in Mexico. Additionally, she has held leadership positions as Artistic Director in Askelten Palo, and as Head of Author Rights, Press and Promotion in Ediciones Era publishing house. She is finalizing her master studies in Arts Management at the Sibelius Academy with a research focus on the role of independent art organizations in cultural diplomacy. Therefore, Paola has interest in developing arts projects that promote intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding between societies. As a performing artist, her practice is based on ethno-contemporary dance. Her particular interest is to study the musical, rhythmic and movement elements of dance traditions from the Middle-East, Latin America and Mexico, and to explore those in contemporary and foreign settings. Recently, she has been studying and performing Son Jarocho music and Mexican “zapateado” (tap-dance) together with Jaranas del Norte, a folk music ensemble based in Helsinki.

Arts, general


Performing arts

Choreography Dance


Global Music

Special groups

Multicultural / diversity

Photo credit: Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki/Wilma Hurskainen



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