Jana is an artist-researcher with a background in experimental contemporary choreography.
She did theatre studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, trained dancing and choreography at SEAD Salzburg and HZT Berlin. During her Master at the HZT she started to freelance and gained visiblity with her choreographic work that was presented among others at Springdance Utrecht, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg Impulstanz Vienna.However, she realized that merely freelancing does not feed the relation she wants to cultviate with her work, and so she took the research route.
Currently, she acts as visiting researcher at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theater Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (April 2019 - March 2021) where she also received a Doctor of Arts in August 2018. In addition, Jana holds a position as post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Artistic Research at the University of the Arts Helsinki, May 2019 - May 2020.
She lives between Helsinki, Finland and Freiburg, Germany.