Sonya Lindfors (1985) is a Helsinki based choreographer and artistic director. She has been working as a freelancer on the Finnish dance field since 2001. Lindfors has a vast working experience ranging from musicals, street dance and commercial work to music videos. In 2013 she received a MA in choreography from the Theater Academy of Helsinki.
Nowadays Sonya’s focus is in her own artistic work in the fields of contemporary dance and theater. She is also the founder and producing artistic director of UrbanApa – arts platform (www.urbanapa.fi) that offers a platform new artistic practices
Lindfors makes her own and collaborative works for example performances, curated programs and performative actions. Her performance works have been shown and supported by in Bora Bora, Århus, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Jojo- Oulu center for dance, Cyprus Dance Festival, Fullmoon Dance Festival, Tampere Theater Festival among others.
Currently she is working with blackness and shaking the white stage, the concept of fake and Bad Girls Practices and Swag Lessons. In all her work she pursues practices and ways of working that combine theory and strong physicality and that shake and challenge existing power structures.
In spring 2017 Lindfors was awarded by the municipality of Helsinki with the Artist of the Year – award and by the theater information center the Tinfo – award. During season 2017 – 2018 Lindfors will be the house choreographer of Zodiak – center for new dance.