Ronja (she/her) directs, teaches and performs. Her strengths in performing arts are her exciting and original directorial style and voice, and versatile and imaginative skills in group facilitation. What intrigues her the most in drama are its endless possibilities to create and support worlds that a second ago merely existed in our heads. As she is more and more drawn to physical theatre and movement directing, she also seeks to find opportunities to work with young people to harness drama as a method of learning, encouragement and self-discoveries.
Ronja graduated with a BA in Performing Arts from the programme of drama instructing at Turku Arts Academy, Finland, in 2018. Alongside her studies that combined contemporary performance practices, applied theatre, group facilitation and directing, she trained to be a pedagogue, focused in dance, circus and other movement-based performance practices and got hooked by documentary and political theatre.
She received a MFA degree with Distinction at East 15 Acting School's Theatre Directing programme in late 2020, and has additionally trained at GITIS Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (2019), Zurich University of Arts ZHdK (2017) and Finnish Theatre Institute under Tampere Comedy Theatre (2012-2014).
After a successful grant period by Arts Promotion Centre Finland in spring and summer 2022 and a well-received one-off production of GOALS, Ronja is looking ahead to the new school year 2022/2023 and plenty of freelance facilitating work with One Day Creative Education and Moving Waves.
In life she’s inspired by gender and opportunity equal values that leave no one with physical, psychological or social obstacles into a margin. When not working on- or off-stage in an artistic or educational context, Ronja can be found training on roller derby track or waiting for the new season of Great British Bake Off to start.