Ronja Ver is a dancer and dance maker, a teacher, a mother, an activist, and a lifetime student of performance as meaning-making. Their choreographic work addresses current issues through movement and sound, technical and unpolished, often working with extreme physical states to invite the audience into a sensory, nonverbal place of relating. They have worked in Europe and in the United States, most recently with Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas in Seattle and New York City, and Avy K Productions, Sara Shelton Mann, Risa Jaroslow and Scott Wells in the SF Bay Area. Previous posts include the National Theater of Finland and Riitta Vainio Dance Company, and Ver is proud to be featured on Steve Paxton’s dvd Material for the Spine. Ver is co-organizer of the West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam and co-founder of the Finnish CI festival Skiing On Skin. Ver holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ADF.

Photo: Robbie Sweeny