Tiina Lindfors is one of the founding members of Dance Theatre ERI. During the course of her career, she has choreographed almost 80 productions. A typical characteristic of Lindfors’ career is that composers and orchestras have sought to do cooperation with her; namely, the composer Mikko Heiniö, with whom she has five major collaborative works in contemporary music and choreography. As a choreographer, Lindfors likes to make a statement and quite often emphasizes the theatrical impact of dance. Eleven of Lindfors’ choreographies have been made into television productions, many of which have represented Finland in the Prix Italia and Golden Prague contests. Her dancing and choreographies have not only been seen in the Nordic countries but in Asia, America, Africa and other European countries as well. In all, her works have covered 25 countries with about 300 guest performances.
Lindfors has been awarded for example with the Villa Karo´s Bronze statue and the Culture price of Evangelical Lutheran Church in 2011, the Svenska Kulturfonden prize in 2005, Finnish Culture Fund Prize in 1999, the Finnish Prize of the Ministry of Education and Culture in 1995 and the Pro Dance prize in 1987.