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Christine Gouzelis

Choreographer

Christine Gouzelis is one of the directing members of Jukstapoz Company and is a mixture of Greek/Canadian origins.

Following her completion of studies at the acclaimed National Greek Academy of Dance, she received the DanceWeb scholarship for Impulstanz - Vienna in 2004. That same year Christine began a long-term association with the renowned master of performance David Zambrano, she continues to do so through various projects and training session. Becoming a member of the 'Hellenic Dance Company', she performed for choreographers such as Wim Vandekybus, Anton Lachky, Rootlessroot, Athina Vahla, Pascal Rioult and others. Christine then joined the Israeli choreographer and associate artist of Sadlers Well's Jasmin Vardimon's Company, touring works internationally until 2010, she was then later appointed rehearsal director for the company in 2012. She has also been rehearsal director for Anton Lachky Company and Athina Vahla. Since 2010 and with the formation of Jukstapoz Company her main ambition was creating and performing, taking the companies productions internationally - United Kingdom, United States, Iceland, China, Hong Kong, Austria, Singapore, Spain, Prague, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Australia.

Christine also leads dance workshops and seminars within esteemed institutions and festivals such as the - Venice Biennale, Greenwich Dance, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Beijing BNU, Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, B12 Berlin, 203Y Guangzhou, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Dans Centrum Jette Brussels, Sadlers Wells. Additionally, she was also one of the senior lecturers at the National Greek Academy of Dance from 2011- 2018.

In 2014 Christine was invited for two years to become the Artist in Residence at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. She has co-created productions such as 'Fragile Matter', 'Echoing Woods', 'Savage Symphony' & 'Perplexed Harmony' and was nominated by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for the awards of 'Best Choreography' and 'Best Ensemble' for her work - Fragile Matter.