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Eleana Alexandrou

Choreographer / Performance Artist

Eleana obtained the DasArts Master of Theatre from the Amsterdam School of Arts in 2016. In 2009 she completed her BA in Dance and Choreography at Bath Spa University, UK.

She has been working as a professional performer since 2004 and creating her own work since 2011.

She is a close collaborator of the Centre of Performing Arts MITOS and Dance House Lemesos. With Arianna Marcoulides and Eva Korae she created bytheway productions, a dance, theatre, design and applied arts company. Since January 2017, she is the president of Nea Kinisi | New Movement for Dance Companies, Dancers and Choreographers.

Her work was presented at the Cyprus International Contemporary Dance Festival, the Open House Festival, the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform, the Come Together Festival in Amsterdam, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Operaestate B-Motion Festival of Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Her work ‘In a nutshell’ (2015) was also a finalist at the Arte Laguna Prize 16.17 and was presented at the Venice Arsenale.

The last few years she has been developing her own writing method as a choreographic means based on spoken word, rhythm and sounds of speaking. She uses it as a research and reflection tool but also as a means to performance material.