Sofia Ruija started her dance studies in Central Finland at the Kuopio Dance Studio. She then continued her studies at the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, graduating in 2021. In addition to Tero Saarinen, during her studies Ruija has worked with names such as Riku Lehtopolku and Reija Wäre. She has also created her own choreographies for e.g. Sony Music Finland and the Prix du Nord ballet competition. Ruija has performed in various dance and art events such as Kuopio Dance Festival, Art museum Amos Rex’s Generation 2020 exhibition, and at the Emma Gaala (Finnish music awards).