Eleana Charalambous

Short bio

Eleana Charalambous was born and raised in Cyprus. She graduated from The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and has a Master’s degree from the University of Chichester, where she was a member of the Postgraduate touring company ‘Map dance’. 

Description of general work / practice

My personal style stems from fusing contemporary dance techniques with hip hop elements. Having a background in hip hop really impacted the way I move and has evolved into my unique dance vocabulary. As a dancer, I love getting inspired and influenced by music and allowing my body to transform with each sound. Musicality for me is key and improvising in the studio is where I feel free. I adore contact improvisation and the element of human relationships, a touch that two bodies share and all the things that we have in common and make us who we are. I feel alive on stage and I believe one of my strengths as a performer is story telling and taking the audience members on a journey. I am always searching for opportunities, collaborations and ways to challenge myself into becoming a more well rounded, experienced performer. 

Portfolio / Sample of work