Zoi Efstathiou was born in Greece. Since 2016 she has collaborated with the worldly renowned choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as a repertory dancer in Belgium.

Between 2013 and 2016 she performed in Michèle Noiret’s production “Hors – Champ”. Between 2010 and 2015 she collaborated with choreographer Dominique Duszynski in the productions «Sous Les Ponts» (2010), «Sotto Voces» (2011), «Walkabout» (2014) and together they created the duet «Riff» (2012-2015), which they performed in France, Belgium and Brazil.

Meanwhile, Zoi created and performed her own productions «Mr Gingerbread Man» (2012/2018), «9 NiNe» (2014), «Chapter I» (2015), «(-)US» (2019), «We Find Each Other in the Plenum » (2018) in Belgium, Greece and Austria.

She studied with a full scholarship in the Higher and Professional Dance School “Niki Kontaksaki – Nikoletta Bakali” in Athens (2007-2010). After her graduation she traveled to Belgium where she lives until today.

In 2014 Zoi started the Youth Dance Company in Greece, in which participated dancers from 18-25 years old.
Her main research is the floating and grounded body that dances.

The suspension that begins from the dancers’ deep connection with the earth becomes the basic characteristic of a different and unique technique, which follows the lines that already exist in the space and creates new inner geometries.

2016 – Present  Repertory Dancer, Rosas Dance Company, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Brussels (Belgium)

 

2010 – Present  Dancer / Co-creator, Dominique Duszynski, Brussels/Liege (Belgium)

 

Performed the pieces:

  • “Sous Les Pants” (2010)
  • “Sotto Voces” (2011)
  • “Walkabout” (2014)
  • Created and Performed the duet “RIFF” (2012 – 2015)

     

2013 – 2015  Dancer, Dance Company “Michèle Noiret”, Brussels (Belgium)

 

2015 – 2016  Dancer, Bud Blumenthal, Brussels (Belgium)

 

2011 – 2012  Dancer, Mafalda Deville, Porto (Portugal)

 

2010 – Present  Choreographer 

 

Created and Presented her own work in progress

  • “Mr Gingerbread Man” ( Preview in Buhnenwerkstatt Festival in Graz and Belgian Premiere in Volksroom Studio on 12/11/12)
  • “9 NiNe”
  • “CHAPTER I” (2014-2015)
  • “(-)US” Athens (2019)
  • “We find each other in the plenum” Athens (2019)

 

2010  Dancer, Maria Anthymidou, Athens (Greece)

Performed for the opening ceremony of the Festival “Life Awards” in the Concert Hall of Athens

 

2009 – 2010  Dancer, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Athens (Greece)

 

Created and Performed the piece “The Revenge Of Giselle”

 

Education & Training

 

2007 – 2010  Dancer-Choreographer-Teacher of ballet and Contemporary dance (BA), Niki Kontaxaki Bakali Private Professional School of Dance, Athens (Greece)

 

Dance – Classical Ballet (RAD) – Improvisation – Contemporary Dance – Choreography – Classical Ballet And Contemporary Dance Theory – Anatomy – Music – Eurythmy

 

  • Recipient of a Scholarship for the three years Professional Studies 
  • ADVANCED II (Royal Academy Of Dance)

 

2009 – 2013  P.A.R.T.S. Summer School & ImpulsTanz Festival


Workshops:

  • Nordine Benchorf ‘& Beniamin Boar (ROSAS) – “DIE GROSSE FUGUE”
  • Marta Coronado (ROSAS) – Roberto Olivan – “DRUMMING”
  • Samantha Van Wissen (ROSAS) – “ROSAS DANST ROSAS”

Julyen Hamilton, Thierry Smits, David Zambrano,

Mafalda Deville, lñaki Aspillaga (Ultima Vez),

Marielle Morales, Les Slovaks, Saju Here (Akram Khan), Rasmus Olme, German Jauregui, Ted

Stoffer, Jozsef Csaba Hajser, Kenji Takagi (Pina Bausch)

 

2007  Panteion University – Psychology (BA), Athens (Greece)

cover photo by Ypatia Kornarou

ARE YOU IN?

Contributing will help me achieve my goals and make my ideas come true! Art is oxygen & freedom and supporting an independent artist is your way to help create it!

In any case, you will help my art grow and I'll be very happy to hear from you any feedback. I am more than grateful for your support

Click below to donate