Whether grappling with the fragile balance between the group and the individual or devoting herself to the small-scale solo form, Anastasia Valsamaki’s explorations are always guided by the idea of clean movement. For this young choreographer, dance constitutes a way of thinking and observing, over and above every narrative intention or need for a storyline. She combines her career as a dancer and contemporary dance teacher with creating her own work.
Anastasia Valsamaki graduated with honors from the Greek National School of Dance (KSOT). As a dancer she has performed works by Martha Graham and Anton Lachky for the Hellenic Dance Company and collaborated with several choreographers such as Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer, Mina Ananiadou, Kyriaki Nasioula, Stella Fotiadi and more.
In 2016, she made her debut as a young choreographer with Sync, with which she was selected by Aerowaves as one of the 20 most promising emerging choreographers in Europe for 2017. Sync was then presented at Aerowaves’ Spring Forward 2017 in Aarhus (Denmark) and at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival.
In 2018 she collaborated with the National Theatre of Greece as a movement advisor in the production of Peer Gynt and premiered Body Monologue at the Arc For Dance Festival. In 2020, she created DisJoint for the 7th Young Choreographers Festival of the Onassis Foundation and received the ARTWORKS award participating in the 3rd SNF Artist Fellowship Programme