Lina Johansson founded Mimbre together with Silvia Fratelli and Emma Norin in 1999 with a vision of creating strong acrobatic choreographies with women. As Joint Artistic Director of Mimbre, Lina leads on the company’s vision and artistic programme, including Mimbre’s programme for local young people. Lina also works on collaborations and external projects with other theatre companies, venues and creatives, as a director, specialist choreographer and movement director. Lina’s directing credits for Mimbre include If I could I would, Bench, Falling Up and RSC commissioned Wondrous Strange. She directed Mergence and Polymer for the National Centre for Circus Arts. Her acrobatic choreographer credits include Boris Gudinov (Royal Shakespeare Company), Orfeo (National Opera House & Roundhouse), Aida (Improbable and English National Opera). She was an Associate Director for City of the Unexpected (National Theatre Wales and Wales Millennium Centre).