Japanese-Korean Jija Sohn studied Applied Linguistics in the USA before deciding to change direction and focus on performance art. In 2015, she graduated from the School of New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam and was the first choreographer to be selected for the Moving Forward process. During this process, she developed the production Geisha’s miracle (2016) – an intelligently layered exploration of femininity and play with tradition that embraces the modern age with complete commitment. In her work, Jija Sohn investigates how cultural diversity can be transformed into a universal value. She is interested in the moment at which different realities violently collide.