Ronja Ver is a dancer and dance maker, teacher, mother, activist, and lifetime student of performance as meaning-making. Her choreographic work addresses current issues through movement, sound, and awkward audience participation; technical but unpolished, often working with extreme physical states to invite a visceral, nonverbal place of relating. She has performed extensively in Europe and in the United States, most recently with Sara Shelton Mann, Risa Jaroslow, and Scott Wells in San Francisco, and Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas in New York City. Previous posts include the National Theater of Finland and Riitta Vainio Dance Company, and she is proud to be featured on Steve Paxton’s dvd Material for the Spine. She is continually inspired by the art and practice of Contact Improvisation, and has taught both intensives and classes at several international festivals including SFDI, wcciJAM, Skiing On Skin, and Freiburg. She holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ADF.