Jorja is a professional dancer, dance teacher and fitness instructor. Trained at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, she completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance Performance with First Class Honours. After graduating, Jorja was awarded a Bridge Award Internship with Scottish Dance Theatre in which she set up her community wellbeing project, Re-Mind, and was a member of Dance Base’s DEBS Scheme. Having taught for a number of dance organisations, community projects and charities across the UK, she enjoys sharing arts and movement with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Jorja has performed professionally with Shaper/Caper, Flux Intermedia and Dumfries and Galloway Dance. Ongoing projects include a solo development, working with choreographer Malcolm Sutherland and being a founding member of multidisciplinary collective The Norm Project.
Jorja enjoys physical challenges as well as somatic research, improvisation and collaborating with artists from other forms. Passionate about the benefits arts and movement can have on our physical and mental health, she is constantly fascinated by how powerful they can be as tools for communication and social connection. Through performance and teaching she aims to share movement with others, inspiring them to move and get creative.