Evangelos Poulinas holds an MFA in dance from the Tisch School of the
Arts, New York University, a Diploma from the Athens State School of
Dance and a Bachelor from the Physical Education Department,
Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
He has been credited scholarships from numerous prestigious
foundations like: Alexandros S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, New
York University, Greek State Scholarship Foundation and DanceWEB
As a creator Evangelos has shown work in Asia, the U.S.A. and Europe
and as a performer he has danced creations by: Johannes Wieland,
Maxine Doyle, Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo, Marcel Leemann,
Constanza Macras, Konstandinos Rigos, Nigel Charnock, Jasmin Vardimon,
Wim Vandekeybus, among others. As a teacher Evangelos has taught in
Hong Kong, Macau, China, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Greece,
Austria, U.S.A. and Sweden.
Since 2010, Evangelos co-directs with Christina Mertzani “one small
step” International Contemporary Dance Festival, Corfu / Greece.
Christina Mertzani choreographer, dancer and teacher – graduated from
Athens State School of Dance 2004.
In the last 13 years she has been teaching contemporary dance and
partnering extensively in Europe, leading masterclasses, workshops and
intensives for dancers and companies in theaters, Universities,
festivals and professional studios such as: cie.toula limnaios,
Marameo, Staatstheater Osnabrück, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Staatstheater
Kassel, Staatstheater Heidelberg, Tanzbüro Basel, Staatstheater St.
Gallen, Staatstheater Bern, Nachschub, HJS Profitraining Amsterdam,
SOZO visions in motion, Step + in Macao, Landestheater Linz, Anton
Bruckner University, Staatstheater Bielefeld, Staαststheater
Braunschweig, b12, one small step, AKBANK Sanat Istanbul, The Hong
Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Beijing Dance Academy.
“without trace”, Christina’s first choreographic video work, awarded
by the British Council in 2014.
Ever since, Christina has been working internationally as a
choreographer, performer and teacher.
She has choreographed for V.Void, Arthrosis, Municipal and Regional
Theater of Corfu, SOZO, among other companies.
As a founding member of the company free fall, she has presented
“metamorphosis”, “inside”, “mix-up”, “cube”, “alternative bodies”,
“stheno”, “run away” and video dance works “entanglement”, “reborn
temptation” and “60 pulses”, in Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland,
Spain, France and The Netherlands.
As a performer, Christina has worked with Johannes Wieland, Stella
Zannou, Kostandin Mixos, Kat Valastur, Apostolia Papadamaki, Helder
Seabra, Maria Gorgia, Sofia Spyratou and performed choreographies by
Wim Vandekeybus, Mark Morris and Martha Graham.
Since 2010, Christina Mertzani co-directs with Evangelos Poulinas «one
small step» International Contemporary Dance Festival, Corfu / Greece