Eija Ranta is a movement artist originally from Finland. Her solo work has been presented at Dance New Amsterdam, Bushwick Open Studios and SOAK Festival in New York. She has collaborated with several different visual, video and sound artists in live performances and video works. She has also performed with LEIMAY, a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary dance company in New York. Eija has studied modern and contemporary dance at Dance New Amsterdam in New York, she is trained in physical theatre at The Commedia School in Copenhagen, Denmark and holds Acting MA from The State Theatre Arts Academy of St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2018 she completed studies for MA in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art in Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. Eija is a co-founder of New York Finland Movement Dialogues and a member of The Other Spaces (Toisissa Tiloissa) collective since 2015. Eija lives and works in two countries, in Finland and Italy.