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Athina Vahla

Associate Lecturer, MA Performance: Design and Practice
Central Saint Martins
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Athina  Vahla


I'm an interdisciplinary artist and teacher specialising in choreography. Originally from Greece, I arrived in the UK in 1991 having won the Greek National Choreographic Award.

In London, I was awarded two scholarships to further my dance studies at Laban where I received the Bonnie Bird Choreography Award in 1994 before undertaking an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Middlesex University. Since then, I have worked extensively as a choreographer and teacher and produced a steady stream of critically acclaimed work across Europe.

Since 2001, I have concentrated on large scale, site-specific work that creates evocative environments for performers and audiences to inhabit and explore. I am particularly interested in the historical elements of site and how traces of the past inform the making of new work. Underpinning my process is a concern with humanism and contemporary society.

I have been artist in residence at Greenwich Dance Agency since 2001 and I'm an Artsadmin Artist.