Jorja Maria Follina

Jorja is an Edinburgh based 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 facilitated 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, Dumfries and Galloway Dance, Rob Heaslip Dance, Kathryn Gordon, Malcolm Sutherland and Roisin O’Brien. She is a founding member of multidisciplinary collective The Norm Project and outdoor dance and cycling initiative Detour. As a performer Jorja is drawn to powerful and complex movement, with a particular interest in outdoor, site specific and interactive performance. She enjoys physical challenges as well as somatic research, with a passion for improvisation and collaboration.

Driven by the benefits arts and movement can have on our physical and mental health, Jorja aims to continually share dance with others, inspiring them to move and get creative.