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Tiili, Arja

Date of birth 28.2.1972
Profession Dancer
Choreographer
Country Finland
WWW pages http://www.arjatiili.fi
Email arja(at)arjatiili.fi
Training Studies at Theater Academy of Finland, Master of Dance Art, Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm, Ballet dancer 1991. Creada - Further vocational qualification for entrepreneurship 2009.

Courses: Der Palucca Schule, Dresden 1989; Vaganova Institute, St. Petersburg 1990; Bartholin Balletseminar, Copenhagen 1992; Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival 1994, House of Dance, Copenhagen 1995; F.U.S.K., Oslo 1997; Trisha Brown Company, Susan Klein School of Dance, New York 1997; House of Dance, Stockholm 1997; Kuopio Dance Festival 1998; Written on the Body -workshop, NordScen, Stockholm, Copenhagen 2004.
Engagements PROJECT EXIT: dancer (1992 - 1993)
Dansteater EKO: dancer (1993 - 1994)
Skånes Dansteater: dancer (1995 - 1996)
Choreographed "5" Demo (8.5.2002)
Adapted Anonymity
Ahead of my Time
Break the Fight - I was here! (2015)
Camp no 5 (29.7.2003)
Crack-Särö (1.10.2002)
Deadly After Dark (6.4.2006)
E-motion ... in a Slow Flow
Freak-a-Zo! (9.11.2007)
Hmmm?!
All Matters - Part 3 of the Raw Matters Trilogy (demo) (5.8.2010)
All-Matters-No Escape – 3rd part of Raw-Matters Trilogy (17.5.2011)
Kukaan ei katso
Comizi d'amore
Lectio Divina
Flesh (18.5.2001)
Metal
Metal 2
No-One (7.12.2005)
Ooops! Back to the Loop
Raw-Matters part 2 - Personal Matters (7.8.2008)
Raw Matters, part 1 (3.8.2004)
Recall (20.6.2005)
Stay with Me (15.4.2005)
Supernatural (27.3.2004)
Talvisirkus Sirius (14.11.2003)
Volte-Face Parts 1 and 4 (16.2.2001)
Woyzeckmaterial (2012)
www.donk.fi
X-Ray (10.4.2003)
Yhteentörmäys=CLASH (16.1.2003)
Work as a dancer "5" Demo (2002)
4 med 4 (1994)
Adam och Eva (1992)
Ahead of my Time (2000)
Bara 400 meter till stranden (1998)
Camp no 5 (2003)
Com.Com. (1999)
Crack-Särö (2002)
E-motion ... in a Slow Flow (1999)
Hmmm?! (1996)
All Matters - Part 3 of the Raw Matters Trilogy (demo) (5.8.2010)
Spettacolo Mezzanotte (2002)
L'Onda - Lyssnandets labyrinth (1997)
Och jag älskar (1995)
Om jag lägger örat mot min mage (1995)
Pressa mig mot himlen (1995)
Raw-Matters part 2 - Personal Matters (2008)
Raw Matters, part 1 (2004)
Transluminous (1992)
Water (1994)
Other artistic work Work as a choreographer (video, performance):
Urladding (a short film), dir. Per Zetterfalk 1994; How to Kill a Healthy Intention (video installation), Indiska, Stockholm 1998; Your Gaze Hits the Side of My Face (performance), window of the Stockmann department store, Helsinki 2000; Slaughter House (Teurastamo, a dance video), 2001; Offentlig, dir. Milja Sarkola, Theatre Academy of Finland, Helsinki 2003.

Choreographer's assistant in Krakata, chor. Alpo Aaltokoski, Zodiak - The Center for New Dance, Helsinki 2000.

Other work as a dancer: Kivikasvot (tv-show), MTV3 1992 - 1993; Dansen (a film), dir. Jan Troell, 1993; Pictures in the dark (Kuvia hämärässä), planning Tuomas Haapala, Ann-Cristin Frödjö, Masa Yards shipyard, Helsinki 2000.
Work as a teacher: Helsinki Dance Institute 1990 - 1994 (ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance), Balettakademien i Stokcholm 1990 - 1994 (ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance); Södra Latins Gymnasium, Stockholm 1998 (contemporary dance).

Work as an actor: Improvisation company Respons, Stockholm 1994 - 1995.
Artistic director of the INDIE EVENING dance event 2002 onwards.
Grants and awards Grants:
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 5-years grant 2014-18, Finnish Culture Foundation, 3-years grant 2010-12, Arts Council of Finland, 1-year grant 2009, Arts Council of Finland. 6 months grant 2007, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, working grant autumn 2007, Finnish Culture Foundation, 3-year grant 2004-06, Arts Council of Finland, 6 months grant 2003. 2. prize in International Choreography Competition in Helsinki, Philip Morris Award 2001. Prizes and nominations in different ballet competitions between 1987-1990; Arktiset askeleet- dance event, EBU:s dance contest for dancers in TV YLE 1 etc. Also received several production and travel grants in Sweden and Finland between 1991-2011.

Awards:
2. prize in International Choreography Competition in Helsinki, Philip Morris Award 2001. Prizes and nominations in different ballet competitions between 1987-1990; Arktiset askeleet- dance event, EBU:s dance contest for dancers in TV YLE 1 etc.
Literature and articles Biografy of own artistic work in encyclopedia Who is who in Finland printed in years 2007, 2009 and 2011.

Writings about own artistic work in a book Dancemakers – 35 points of views to a work of a choreographer printed 2005.

Several articles and reviews to a finnish dance magazine Tanssi and web dance magazine Liikekieli.com.
Videography and TV recordings Teurastamo (dance video) 2001, in co-operation with the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Arcada - yrkeshögskola för media och teknik, Anne Kulonen (Middlesex University).
Other Information Competitions:
Arktiset Askeleet dance event, Oulu 1987, 1988; Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland 1987; Art Event for the Youth, Jyväskylä 1988; Balettfestivalen i Mora, Sweden 1990; Eurovision Young Dancers Competition, Finnish Final, Helsinki 1991.

Positions of Trust:
Debuty member of board in Arkadia-society in Finland 2011-13 and 2014-16. Chair woman/ organizer of choreographers section in The Union of Finnish Dance Artists 2009 onwards. Chair woman and founder of Eager Minds Association (Intomieliset ry.) 2007 onwards. Artistic director of dance groups Arja Tiili & Co and United Snakes group. Member of artistic board in Circo- Center for New Circus 2006. Artistic director and founder of Indie-Art Factory Festival 2003 onwards. Member and secretary in dance section of Swedish Union for Theaters, Artists and Media in Sweden (1996-99).