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 Photo by Nikolas Louka

Photo by Nikolas Louka


Georgia Tegou approaches dance-as-design. aiming to blur the boundaries of dance and movement with other visual and spatial arts more readily associated with design, highlighting their interdependent relationship. Influenced by architecture, sculpture, fashion and visual art, choreography becomes the epicenter of an interdisciplinary installation or inhabits a visually curated environment. The human presence, its energy and dynamic as well as its potential for transformation through movement and space is the main element and primal matter for creation. She uses the movement of bodies through stylised set designs to portray narratives of the human condition and powerful imagery. The vocabulary is a blend of contemporary dance, visual physical theatre and performance art, creating visceral and concept driven movement.


Georgia trained at the Greek National School of Dance (KSOT) and in 2013 attained a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography with Distinction from the University of Roehampton in London.  After performing for companies in Europe she has created and co-created 11 works.  Her work has been presented and supported by Dance Umbrella, The Place Theatre, The Old Truman Brewery, The Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, Architectural Association, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Six D.O.G.S. Gallery Space, Deda Derby and Architekturzentrum Wien. It has been described as “visually stunning & inspiring” (Deda Derby), an “Impressive transformation” (Architekturzentrum Wien), “Tremendously clever & intricately simple" (Amici Dance Director) & "Admirably strong" (Sanjoy Roy). She has been awarded a OneDanceUK Choreographers Observership with Royal Opera House Movement Director Kate Flatt. She is a Lecturer in Choreographic Composition, Improvisation and Contemporary Dance Technique at the University of Roehampton and leads professional dance classes at the The Place - London Contemporary Dance School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Dance4 Nottingham, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, TripSpace projects, Chisenhale Dance Space, Dance East Centre for Advanced Training, East London Dance and Central School of Ballet.