Jana Unmüßig, born 1980 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, did theatre studies in Paris and Bologna, and studied dance and choreography in Salzburg and Berlin. Her works have been shown at Kampnagel Hamburg, Atelier/Zollverein Essen, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Tanzhaus NRW, Tanztage Berlin/ Sophiensaele, Springdance Utrecht, Monaco Dance Forum, Impulstanz Vienna, Zodiak – Center for New Dance Helsinki among other places. She was recipient of the danceWEB scholarship 2010 and was artist in residency at Movement Research, New York, Lynda Gaudreau/Theatre Tangente Montreal, Rumo do Fumo, RE-AL, Lisbon, HIAP, Helsinki. 2011/2012 she was choreographer in residence at k3 center for choreography/Tanzplan Hamburg. She has currently suspended much of her freelance life in order to finish her artistic research doctorate at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Her doctoral research is supported by Kone Foundation Finland.