Inari Salmivaara (Finland, '78), studied dance at the Conservatory in Turku, the Finnish National Balletschool and graduated at School for New Dance Development. She danced with, RAZ/Hans Tuerlings, amongst others.
In 2004 she received the Theateropdracht from the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds. In the context of the price she made Comedy for Particular Universes that premiered at Springdance Preview 2006. In 2005 she was invited as a guest choreographer for Krisztina de Châtel. There she produced 4 On Behalf of a Whole, which was selected for the Nederlandse Dansdagen 2006 and presented in Lille in 2007.
Since 2007 Inari Salmivaara is part of the Advanced Choreographic Explorations programme (ACE) of Dansmakers Amsterdam. As part of the program she did research and worked on the performance serie 5 in a Work Not Cited. Currently Inari Salmivaara lives and works as a choreographer in Paris.