Konstantina Skalionta is a London-based freelance choreographer, dance artist and teacher from Cyprus.
She trained at Central School of Ballet from where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Professional dance and Performance in 2011. While being a student there, she toured with the performing company Ballet Central, led workshops in schools and choreographed pieces for the Design for Dance Project presented at Cochrane Theatre and the City of London Dance Festival 2011.
She continued her postgraduate studies in Contemporary Dance at the London Contemporary Dance School where she undertook courses in Contemporary Dance, Videodance, Improvisation into Performance and Choreography. She performed work by Richard Alston, Merce Cunningham, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Sasha Roubicek.
As a freelance dancer she has been involved in projects by Lydia Fraser-Ward, Rania Leontiou, Jemma Bicknell, Zoe Georgallis, Paolo Mangiola, Rosie Whitney-Fish, Elise Nuding.Her interest in the visual arts has led towards different collaborations with artists such as: Bea Bonafini, Paola de Ramos, Kim Yeung Eun and Yvonne Feng towards developing performances outside the theatre setting.
Her choreographic work focuses on expressing stories that stem from personal experiences, aiming to explore the different human conditions. So far, her choreographic work has been presented in platforms in United Kingdom such as: Resolution 2014,15 & 16 (The Place Theatre), Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform, Women of Mass Destruction 2 (Rich Mix), No_Body (Nicosia), the 15th Cyprus Contemporary Dance Platform (Limassol), Surrey Dance Collective (Glive Theatre), The Friday League, the Design for Dance Project (Cochrane Theatre) and festivals such as Swallowsfeet (Brighton), Surrey Dance Festival 2014 and City of London 2011.
Konstantina would like to pass on her passion for dance through teaching. She is currently teaching contemporary dance at the Pre-Senior school of Central School of Ballet and she has been teaching the RAD syllabi in various private schools in London and Surrey. She has recently completed with ‘Distinction’ the LRAD course in ballet teaching at Royal Academy of Dance.
Konstantina is currently producing with Lucia Schweigert the Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform, a London-based dance platform that showcases work by female emerging choreographers. The mission of the platfrom is to support and raise the visibility of female choreographers as well as to bring artists and audience closer together through a post performance discussion.