Jorja Maria Follina
I am a freelance dance artist based in Scotland. Before lockdown I was working freelance both teaching dance and fitness classes, and being involved in a number of creative/performance projects. I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, and have performed for Shaper/Caper and Flux Intermedia. After graduating I was awarded Scottish Dance Theatre's Dance Development Internship in which I designed and ran my community wellbeing project, Re-Mind. I have continued to develop these ideas around movement and wellbeing since completing the internship and am considering ways in which I could develop the project further in future.
During the lockdown I have been enjoying working on some small creative ideas and improving my fitness and focus, as well as teaching daily online dance and fitness classes. I would also love to find artists to collaborate with during this time.
I have a wide range of interests across dance, movement and art, and am looking for ways to both specialise and broaden my practices. These interests include highly physical contemporary dance work, fitness and physical challenges and yoga, as well as improvisation, somatic work, psychological research relating to movement and intermedia collaboration. At this early point in my career I am enjoying exploring all of these areas and working towards discovering my own personal practices, as well as gaining versatility as a creative, teacher and p