Contemporary Technique and Choreography
Zoi Dimitriou graduated from the Greek State School of Dance, received the Onassis Foundation Scholarship to study at Trisha Brown in New York and completed her MA in European Dance Theatre Practice at Trinity-Laban in London.
She has danced with many contemporary companies in Athens such as Choreftes, Lathos Kinisi, The Melina Project, in New York with Kirstie Simson’s improvisation group Scratch 6, Yvonne Rainer, Felix Ruckert, and in London with Bedlam Dance (Yael Flexer), Blue White Dance Company (Melanie Clarke) and Siobhan Davies among others.
She is currently based in London where she launched her choreographic career in 2006. Works of her company include the soli Can You See Me? (2006) and Dromi (2008), the duets Goddesses in Exile (2008), In The Process of… (2010) and You May! (2012). These works have been featured in internationally renowned venues and festivals and have brought the choreographer major UK choreography awards like the Robin Howard Foundation Award 2008, the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Award 2009, and participation in Aerowaves.
Zoi offers workshops and master classes for various organisations in London such as Trinity Laban, The Place, Independent Dance, Central School of Speech and Drama, in Athens; The Greek State School of Dance, The Isadora and Raymond Duncan Research Dance Centre, Kinitiras Studio in Athens, Marameo in Berlin, Semiramis Studio for Dance and Movement in Basel and others.
As an independent choreographer she has been commissioned to make Limen (2007) for The Greek National Ballet Company under the directorship of Lyn Seymour, You’re too short for that gesture (2007) for Shift Company and a number of works for graduating students at London Contemporary Dance School and Trinity-Laban. In 2011 Zoi was honoured with the CfC Award (Choreography for Children), a project between Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and London Contemporary Dance School for the work Little Creatures performed at the Lilian Baylis and The Place in London.